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X:1 T:Father Quinn M:C| L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Smollet Holden - Collection of favourite Irish Airs, vol. 2 (London, c. 1807; p. 11) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GA/B/|c2 e>d B2 AG|cBAG E2 GA|B2d2 D3E|GA/B/ A>G G2:| G2|B2d2e3f|e2d2 cBAG|B2d2e3f|{a}gfgB A2 g/f/e/f/| G2 ed B2 AG|cBAG E2 GA|B2d2 D3E|GA/B/ A>G G2:|]



FATHER QUINN (An t-Atair Ua Cuinn). AKA - "Father Quin." AKA and see "Whenever I See Those Smiling Eyes," "Breath not again that Dreadful Word." Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Major/Mixolydian (O'Neill): F Major (Haverty): A Major (Manson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Whene'er I see those smiling eyes" is the name of a Thomas Moore song set to the tune.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - J. O'Neill [O'Neill]. Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill was a fiddler originally from County Down. He worked as transcriber and collaborator on Francis O'Neill's early volumes.

Printed sources : P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs, vol. 3), 1859; No. 202, p. 96. Holden (Collection of Favorite Irish Airs, vol. 2), 1806; p. 11. Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book, vol. 1), 1844; p. 169. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 375, p. 65.

Recorded sources: -



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