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X:1 T:First Night in America, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 112 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|GFG AFD|GFG Bcd|efg dBG|ABG AFD| GFG AFD|GFG Bcd|efg dBG|AGG G2:| |:d|gfg bge|dcd ecA|Bdg gfg|abg afd| gfg bge|dcd ecA|Bdg dBG|AGG G2:|]

FIRST NIGHT IN AMERICA (An Cead Oidce Ann America). AKA and see "Coolalta." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill]. Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill was a fiddler, originally from County Down, who had some formal musical education. He served as Francis O'Neill transcriber and collaborator on his early volumes.

Printed sources : - O'Brien (Jerry O'Brien's Accordion Instructor), Boston, 1949. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 33. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 851, p. 158. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 112, p. 34.

See also listing at :
See the tune in the Dunn Family manuscript collection [1]
Alan Ng's [2]

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