Foxy Mary (1)

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X:1 T:Foxy Mary [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmix DED D2A|AGE c3|DED D2A|AGE E2D| DED D2A|AGE c3|BdB c2A|AGE E2D:| c3 edc|BAB/c/ dBG|c3 ecA|AGE E2D| c3 edc|BAG BdB|AGE c2A|AGE E2D| c3 edc|BAB/c/ dBG|c3 edc|e2d efg| c3 edc|BAG BdB|AGE c2A|AGE E2D||

FOXY MARY [1]. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Learned by Joyce in his boyhood in Limerick, mid-1800's. Breathnach (1976) finds the first part similar to the first part of "Bímíd ag Ól (1)." The first strain is also similar to Canon James Goodman's "Touch it up tight," with the melodic contour raised up one step. A related jig is Breathnach's "Toormore Jig."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 114, p. 58.

Recorded sources : - Front Hall 018, How To Change a Flat Tire- "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland."

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