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X:1 T:Fair and Forty M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 840 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D2 | (3GGG BG d2 Bd | efgf edBd | ceAc BdGB | ABcA GFED | (3GGG BG d2 Bd | efgf edBd | ceAc BdGB | cAFA G2 :| |: d2 | gfga bgeg | edef gdBd | gfga bgdg | edcB A2 Bd | gfga bgeg | edef gdBG | DGBd gdBd | cAFA G2 :||

FAIR AND FORTY ("Deatamuil's Daficad" or "Daichead is Dathuil"). AKA and see "Cale Smith's Pastime," "Charlie Mulvihill's Hornpipe (2)," "Seven Up." Irish; Reel and Hornpipe (cut time). 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." Sean Ryan recorded a version of the tune as "Charlie Mulvihill's" on "Back Home...".

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordionist Partick O'Brien, 1970 (Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 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 : - Outlet PTICD 1012, Sean Ryan - "Back Home to the Cliff's of Mohir" (1996. Appears as "Charlie Mulvihill's").

See also listing at :
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