Drunken Sailor (3)

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X:1 T:Drunken Sailor [3], The M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe K:Ador |:AG|A2 AG ABcd|edcB AGEF|G2 GF GABc|dBGB edcB| A2 AG ABcd|edcB AGEF|G2 gf edcB|cAAG A2:| |:AB|c2 cB cdef|gdBc dBGA|(3BAG dG eGdG|(3BAG dG edcB|c2 cB cdef| gdBc dB GB|A2 ag edcB|cAAG A2:| |:cd|e2 ag a2 ga|bagf e3 g|(3fed ad bdad|(3fed ad bagf|e2 ag a2 ga|bagf e3 d|(3efg (3fga gedB|cAAG A2:| |: A2|EAce EAce|DGBd DGBd|EAce EAce|e=fed c2 B2| EAce EAce|d2 BG DGBd|(3e fg (3fga gedB|cAAG A2:| |: A2|ae (3abc' ae (3abc'|gd (3gab gd (3gab|ae (3abc' ae (3abc'|gedB ecd B|cdcA B3 B| cdcA d3 d|(3efg (3fga gedB|cAAG A2:||



DRUNKEN SAILOR [3], THE (Mairnealac Meisceamail). AKA and see "Groves (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Dorian (Vallely) or A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Phillips): AABBCCDDEE (O'Neill, Vallely). The tune is a minor-key version of "The Groves." It is perhaps slightly more common in the tradition in the key of G Minor. A sixth part for the tune appears on a recording by fiddler Paddy Glackin and Jolyon Jackson and is sometimes heard at sessions. See also the related "Johnny Cope (2)" and "Johnny Cope (4)."


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Printed sources : - O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 311, p. 154. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 948, p. 162. Phillips (Fiddlecase Tunebook: British Isles), 1989; p. 17. Vallely (Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club), 197?; No. 54, p. 46.

Recorded sources : - Bounty Records 6040, Jimmy Powers. Outlet 3002, Paddy Cronin – "Kerry's Own Paddy Cronin" (1977). Tommy Potts – "The Liffey Banks." Paddy Glackin & Jolyon Jackson – "Hidden Ground" (a six-part version).




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