Fig for a Kiss (1) (A)

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X:1 T:A Fig for a Kiss [1] M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig K:Edor G2B E2B BAG|E/2F/2GA DFA AGF|G2B E2B BAG|(3Bcd B AGF E2F| G2B E2B BAG|E/2F/2GA DFA AGF|G2B E2B BAG|(3Bcd B AGF E3|| g2e g2e edB|f2d dcd fed|g2e g2e edB|dBG GBd e2f| g2e g2e edB|f2d dcd fed| gfe fed edB|(3Bcd B AGF E2F||



FIG FOR A KISS [1], A (Ni mait liom pog!). AKA and see "Cailin Lasa Sal Roc," "Gaire na mBan," "Gliogar an Mheadair," "Gurgling of the Churn (The)," "Humors of Bottle Hill," "Milk the Churn," "Night of the Fun (2) (The)," "Old Dutch Churn (The)," "She is Fit for a Kiss," "Splashing of the Churn (2)," "Two in a Gig." Irish, Slip (or Hop) Jig (9/8 time). E Minor/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Barnes, S. Johnson, Roche, O'Neill/1001, Tubridy): AABB (O'Neill/Krassen). The melody was printed in the Petrie Collection of Ancient Irish Music of Ireland (Dublin, 1855) under the title "Glugur an Mheadair," translated as "Gurgling/Splashing of the Churn." The "Fig for a Kiss" title was first used in print by O'Neill. Related Cape Breton versions can be found under the title "Old Dutch Churn (The)," the title by which the tune appears in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). "Fig for a Kiss (1) (A)," "Dublin Boys (The)," "Dublin Streets" and "Night of the Fun (2) (The)" are also related tunes.


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Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 43 (appears as "Fine Lady of Homewood", the name of a dance by Gary Roodman set to the tune). S. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician No. 6: Jigs), 1982 (revised 1989, 2001); p. 2. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 88. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 443, p. 86. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music vol. 2), 1913; p. 25. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 42. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 109 (appears as "Old Dutch Churn").

Recorded sources : - Cló Iar-Chonnachta, CICD 148, Mick Conneely - "Selkie" (2001). Colcannon 1, Colcannon - "Some Foreign Land." North Star NS0031, "Dance Across the Sea: Dances and Airs from the Celtic Highlands" (1990). Matt Molloy - "Shadows on Stone." June Appal, Grey Larson & Malcolm Dalglish - "The First of Autumn." RTÉ RTECD 199, Séamus Ennis - "Return from Fingal" (1997. Originally recorded 1940).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index of Recorded Sources [2]



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