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DUBLIN STREETS (Sraidide/Sraide Baile-Ata-Cliat). AKA and see "Dublin Boys (The)," "Fig for a Kiss (2) (A)." Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Haverty, Levey, O'Neill): AABB (Kerr). The name Dublin is derived from the Gaelic dubh linne, or 'the black pool'. The melody is a version of "Fig for a Kiss (2) (A)," and more distantly related to the "Fig for a Kiss (1) (A)" tune family (which inclues "Dublin Boys (The)," "Gliogar an Mheadair," "Gurgling of the Churn (The)," "Milk the Churn," "Old Dutch Churn (The)," "Splashing of the Churn (2)," "Humors of Bottle Hill," "She is Fit for a Kiss," "Two in a Gig," and "Night of the Fun (2)"). The jig appears in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [1], note-for-note the same as Levey's setting.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Giblin (Collection of Traditional Irish Dance Music), 1928; 91. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1858, No. 118, p. 54. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 235, p. 26. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 19, p. 8. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 86. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1164, p. 219. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 438, p. 86.

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