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FAIR AND FORTY ("Deatamuil's Daficad" or "Daichead is Dathuil"). AKA and see "Cale Smith's Pastime," "Seven Up." Irish; Reel and Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850): AA'B (O'Neill/Krassen): AABB (Breathnach, O'Neill/1001). The tune is rendered as a hornpipe as well as a reel. It was printed prior to O'Neill in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) under the titles "Cale Smith's Pastime" and "Seven Up." Some similarities in the first strain to that of O'Neill's "Whistling Mike."
Source for notated version: accordionist Partick O'Brien, 1970 (Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach].
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 302, p. 154 (hornpipe setting). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 147. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1482, p. 274. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 840, p. 145 (hornpipe setting).
Recorded sources: Sean Ryan - "Back Home..." (appears as "Charlie Mulvihill's").