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GET UP EARLY ("Eirig Suas Ga Moc" or "Eirig Go Moc"). AKA and see "Galbally Farmer (The)," "Cranbally Farmer (The)," "Rakes of Kildare (The)," "Barndoor Jig (The)," "Old Barndoor (The)," "Fágamaíd Súd Mar Atá Sé" (Let us leave that as it is)." Irish, Single Jig. G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Sullivan/Bunting): AAB (Bunting): AABB (O'Neill/Krassen & 1915): AABB' (O'Neill/1850 & 1001). The 'A' part of the tune is very similar to "Rakes of Kildare," a fairly common inclusion in collections of Irish music. O'Neill, who is convinced that "Rakes of Kildare (The)" derived from this tune, points out there is also a relationship with the hornpipe "First of May (1)." See also Bayard's (1981) note to his Pennsylvania collected "Old March" (No. 603, p. 533).

Source for notated version: the Irish collector Edward Bunting noted the melody, which appears in his 1840 collection, from Richard Stanton, Westport, County Mayo, in 1802.

Printed sources: Bunting (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1840; No. 51, p. 39. O’Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 205, p. 110. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 22. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 770, p. 144. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 369, p. 75. O'Neill (Irish Minstrels and Musicians), 1913; p. 134. O'Sullivan/Bunting (Bunting's Ancient Music of Ireland), 1983; No. 51, pp. 80-81.

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