Good Fellow (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Good Fellow [1], The M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig S:Sergt. James O'Neill manuscript Z:Paul Kinder K:D A|:DED D2 d F3|DED D2 d GEc|DED D2 d F3|EFE cBA GEC:| |:AcA GBG F3|AcA GBG AFD|AcA GBG F3|EFE cBA GEC:| |:D2 a ged c3|d2 e f2 a gec|faf ged c3|cAG FAF GEC:| |:DED dAG F3|DED dAF GEC|DED dAG F3|EFE cBA GEC:||




GOOD FELLOW [1], THE. Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). D Major (O'Farrell, O'Neill): E Flat Mixolydian (Stanford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Stanford/Petrie): AABBCCDD (O'Neill). O'Neill's and O'Farrell's settings are identical. Fr. John Quinn identifies the first and third strains of "Good Fellow (1)" to be variants of two-part "Camstroden's Rant" family of tunes, traced to the early 18th century in Scotland. The first strain also can be found in "Hop Jig (1)" and "Irish Dance (1)", although the rest of the tune differs.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - manuscripts in the possession of Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, originally from County Down-many from the playing of his father [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. 1), c. 1805; p. 60. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 183. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 960, p. 244.






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