Fardown Farmer (The)
X:1 T:Fardown Farmer, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 237 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G A|BAB GED|EFG GAB|BAB GED|EAA ABc| BAB GED|EFG GAB|dfe dcA|B<GG G2:| |:A|Bcd ded|dge dBG|Bcd ded|efd g2d| Bcd ded|dge dBG|dfe dcA|B<GG G2:||
FARDOWN FARMER, THE (An Gabaltuide Tuatac/Tuaideac). Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The term 'Fardown' was used in the 19th and 20th centuries, often by Irish-Americans, to describe someone (often a Protestant) from Ulster. Faction fighting was reported on 19th century American construction sites between Fardowns and men from Munster. It is said the name was derived from fir dun or 'dark men’. See also the related "Angry Peeler (The)."