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X:1 T:Field of Hay M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Joyce - Ancient Irish Music (1873) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Eb G/F/ | E>FG/A/ BGc | BGG G2F | E>FG/A/ BGc | BGF F2G | E>FG/A/ BGF | GBc e2f | gfd edc | BGG G2 || A | BGG edc | BGG G2A | BGG edc | BGF F2G | E>FG/A/ BGF | GBc e2f | gfd edc | BGG G2 ||



FIELD OF HAY, THE. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody resembles both "Campbells are Coming (1) (The)" and "White Cockade (The)"--Samuel Bayard (1981) wonders if they all are indeed related and from some common ancestor.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - noted from the whistling of Philip Gleeson, Coofree, county Limerick [Joyce].

Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 21. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. 503 (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music). Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873/1890; No. 89, p. 82.






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