Free and Easy (2)

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X:1 T:Free and Easy [2] M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Rice-Walsh manuscript Z:Paul Kinder R:Reel K:D A2 EG FDDE|FADG FAdA|F2 EG FDDE|FABc dABG| A2 EG FDDE|FADG FAdA|A2 EG FDDE|FABc dAFA|| Beee (3efg ed|Bdef gfge|Beee (3efg ed|BABc dAFA| Beee (3efg ed|Bdef g2 gg|agfg afge|d2 dc dABG||

FREE AND EASY [2]. AKA and see "Kerry Lasses (4) (The)," "Mulqueen's," "Spinkle Shanks (1)," "Tinker's Reel (1) (The)." Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Kerry. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The "Tinker's Reel" and "Lisburn Lasses" are related tunes in the first strains, but different in the second. See also the cognate "Milltown Lasses (The)" in the Gunn manuscript (County Fermanagh).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - the Rice-Walsh Manuscript (from the playing of North Kerry fiddle master Jeremiah Breen, as noted by his pupil Thomas Rice and later copied by Sgt. James P. Walsh of the Chicago police in the early 20th century) [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Abeyta, MacUileagóid, Guerin, de Grae, Dalton (Drawing from the Well: A Selection of Music from the North Kerry Tradition), 2010; p. 22. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 187 (appears as "Gan ainm"/Untitled). O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), No. 263.

Recorded sources: - Green Linnet SIF 1122, Kevin Burke - "Open House" (appears as untitled reel).

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