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GREEN LINNET [1], THE (An Gealban-Lion Glas). AKA and see "Glenlivet (2)." Irish, Reel. A Mixolydian (Glen, O'Neill/Krassen): A Major (O'Neill/1850). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/1850): AABB' (O'Neill/Krassen). We do not know from what source James O'Neill obtained this particularly Scottish-sounding tune (a portion of his repertoire was had from his father in northern Ireland), however, it is note-for-note the Scottish tune "Glenlivet (2)," printed by James Kerr (c. 1880).

Source for notated version: Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill].

Printed sources: David Glen (Irish Tunes for the Scottish and Irish Warpipes), 1911; No. 59, p. 20. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 107. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1262, p. 237.

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