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EVERYBODY'S FANCY (Roga Gaca Duine). AKA - "Roga Gaca Duine." AKA and see "Bunch of Chickens (A)," "Inimitable Reel." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was earlier printed in an identical setting by William Bradbury Ryan in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) as "Inimitable Reel" and it is likely that Francis O'Neill, as he evidently did with many other tunes, copied it from Ryan's book and renamed it. The tune was in the repertoire of American old-time fiddler John W. Summers as "A Bunch of Chickens", also set as a reel. The tune was incorporated into a multi-part "sand jig" in Ryan's called "Kitty Sharpe's Champion" after a noted sand jig dancer of the late 19th century.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1769, p. 330.

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