Five-Leaved Clover (2) (The)

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FIVE LEAVED/LEAF CLOVER [2], THE (Seamrog Na Cuig Duille). AKA and see "Bridie Morley's," "Old Bush (1) (The)," "Captain Rock (2)," "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. 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)."

Source for notated version: Matt Glaser [Phillips].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ 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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