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X:1 T:Fickle Fortune M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Rice-Walsh manuscript Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion R:Reel K:D D2 (3FED ADFD|A,2 (3CB,A, EA,CA,|D2 (3FED ADFD|Bdce dBAF| D2 (3FED ADFD|A,2 (3CB,A, EA,CA,|D2 (3FED ADFD|(3Bcd ce fd d2|| fafd fafd|egec egec|fafd fafd|egec dcBA| de (3fga fdBd|cd (3efg ecAc|dfec dcBA|FABc dBAF||

FICKLE FORTUNE. Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The 'A' part is the same as "Stirling Castle," as well as "Gray Day Light."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - from the playing of North Kerry fiddle master Jeremiah Breen ("who hailed from the parish of Ballyconry, between Listowell and Ballybunnion"), as noted down by his pupil Thomas Rice and later copied by Sgt. James P. Walsh of the Chicago police. Breen, who was blind, was much in demand as a fiddle teacher to farmer's sons, and as a dance fiddler; he often paired with Tom Carthy, "the 'centenarian' piper of Ballybunnion." One of his students, the well-regarded fiddler Michael Kissane, also made it to Chicago and became a businessman, although Francis O'Neill makes no mention of him in Irish Minstrels and Musicians.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 279.

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