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X:1 T:Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:A version of "Fágamaíd Súd Mar Atá Sé" S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 109. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador A/G/|EAA AGA|cde fed|cde fed|cAA GED| EAA AGA|cde f2a|ged cAG|A3 A2:| |:f/g/|aaa ggg|fff fed|cde fed|cAA GED| EAA AGA|cde f2a|ged cAG|A3 A2:|]



FAGAMAOID SÚD MAR ATÁ SÉ (Let Us Leave That As It Is). AKA - "Fágaimíd siúd mar atá sé." AKA and see "Barndoor Jig (The)", "Cranbally Farmer (The)," "Darby O'Leary," "First of May (1)," "Galbally Farmer (The)," "Get Up Early," "Let's Leave that Be," "Let us leave that as it is," "Old Barndoor (The)," "Rakes of Kildare," "'Twas On the First of May Brave Boys," "We will soon have a Devil of a Morning." Irish, Scottish; Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian/Minor (Shields): A Major (O'Neill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Shields): AAB (O'Neill). The tune is an early set of the double hornpipe "First of May (1)." P.W. Joyce notes that the song, which has several variants in set in major-to-minor modes, was "well known all over the Munster counties." The melody and its variants were used for a number of songs, as evidenced by several of the alternate titles. See also Bayard's (1981) No. 603, a Pennsylvania collected version generically entitled "Old March."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the 1861 manuscript collection of James Goodman, an Anglican cleric who collected in County Cork [Shields].

Printed sources : - Emmerson (Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String), 1971; No. 97, p. 168. Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873; No. 13. Petrie Stanford (Complete Collection), 1903-06; Nos. 387, 1130, 1319. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 177, p. 31. O'Neill (Irish Minstrels and Musicians), 1913; p. 132. Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 15, p. 10.






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