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X:1 T:Father Morris N:From the playing of Mathieu Fournier (v.) and Guy Bouchard (gtr.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Guy Douglas N:ADae tuning (fiddle) D:https://soundcloud.com/user-517417011/father-morris Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Dmix AzFA zAFA|B-ccc GcGc|AAFD A,DFA|zA{c}BA d2d2| A2FA zAFA|B-ccc GcGc|AAFD A,DFA-|AAB-A d2d2| AzFA zAFA|B-ccc GcGc|AAFD A,DFA|zA{c}BA d4|| |:d2[df]d dd[df]d|d(afe) dBA2|d2fd adff|1e(afe) dBAG FDA2:|2e(afe) dBAG FDD2||



FATHER MORRIS. The tune comes from the repertoire of Erskine Morris (1913-) According to Morris blogger Glenn Patterson the reel is from a relative of Morris' who was a parish priest in Fox River, Gaspé, eastern P.Q., who called it "Father Morris' Tune" [1]. Patterson found that Fr. Eilas Morris (1856-1936) was a well-loved clergyman to both Irish and French populations in the Fox River parish, who was remembered as having been a good fiddler and pianist, as well as a singer of songs in English and French.


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  1. Glenn Patterson, "Erskine Morris: Old-Time Fiddle Music from the Gaspe Coast", blog entry Wed., Dec. 15, 2010 [1]