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FAIR AND AISY (I'LL BE RID OF HER). AKA and see "Fair and Aisy I'll Get Out of It," "Kick the Pope." American, March (6/8) or Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The title of this originally Irish tune was "Kick the Pope," while the title above and the 1st alternate were the inspiration of old Scottish fifer Dick Gibson in an effort to gentrify the Orange sensibilities of the 'Pope' title. Bayard (1981) belives it belongs to the same tune group as "Bung Your Eye", and to the larger "Welcome Home (3)" tune family.

Source for notated version: Hiram Horner (fifer from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa., 1960) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 605A-B, pp. 534-535.

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