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GATHER UP THE MONEY. Irish, Jig. E Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Petrie noted that the jig was a version of the vocal air "Paisdin Fionn," and was played by pipers and fiddlers in Munster "when they desire, through its name, to convey a significant hint to the dancers to their music that they think it time to receive some pecuniary reward for their services." It was also played, explains Petrie, as a petticotee movement,--an old dance that was once fashionable in Ireland, usually performed directly after the stately movement of the minuet.

Source for notated version: "Richard Morrison, Esq." [Petrie]. Morrison was a Doctor of Medicine in Dublin and Walcot, near Bray.

Printed sources: Petrie (Ancient Music of Ireland, vol. 2), 1855; p. 1. Standford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 881, p. 221.

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