Annotation:Five-Leaved Clover (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Five-Leaved Clover [2], The L:1/8 M:C| R:Reel S:O'Neill - 1001 Gems (1907), No. 519 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Ador ed|cAAB AGEF|GEAE GEDF|EAAB cBcd|eage dfed| cAAB AGEF|GEAF GFED|EAAB cBcd|eage d2|| cd|eaab agef|geae gede|c2 ce d2 df|eage d2 cd| eaag agef|geae gede|dBcd efgb|afge dfed||

FIVE LEAVED/LEAF CLOVER [2], THE (Seamrog Na Cuig Duille). AKA and see "Bridie Morley's," "Old Bush (1) (The)," "Captain Rock (2)," "Lasses of Bally Cahill," "Long Hills of Mourne (The)," "Sceach (An)." Irish, Reel. A Minor (O'Neill/1915): A Dorian (O/Neill/1001): A Minor/Mixolydian (Phillips): A Major (O'Neill/1850). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AABB (Phillips). The tonality is blurred to a great extent between minor and major versions (often A mixolydian/d mixolydian), as the 'C' note can be either sharped or natural. An early version of the reel can be found in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Siabh Luachra musician D. Curtin (No. 38, p. 15 [1]) under the title "Lasses of Bally Cahill." See also the variants "Bridie Morley's" (the name of a set recorded by flute player John McKenna which includes "Hunter's Purse (The)," recorded by the great Sligo fiddler Paddy Killoran), "Sceach (An)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Matt Glaser [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 1), 1963; No. 119. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 248, p. 130. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1247, p. 235. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 519, p. 97. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 87.

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