First Night in America (The)
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FIRST NIGHT IN AMERICA (An Cead Oidce Ann America). Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.
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'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.
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See the tune in the Dunn Family manuscript collection