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X:1 T:Green Pidgeon, The T:Four Courts [3], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, Book 1, p. 39 (mid-19th century) F:http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-one#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=42&z=-414.109%2C804%2C9718.0531%2C3722.2222 F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive goodman.itma.ie Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G A/G/|FGAG FDDE|FDAF G2 AG|FDAF GFED|BdcA G2 AG| FDAF GFED|FDAF G2 AG|FDAF GABc|dBcA G2z|| FG|A2 AB (cA)(BG)|A2 AB c2 dc|A2 AB (cA)(BG)|(BdcA) G2 FG| A2 AB (cA)(BG)|A2 AB c2 Bc|(dB)(cA) (BG)(AG)|Adde dcAG||



GREEN PIGEON, THE (An Colúr Glas). AKA - "Blue Pigeon (The)," "Green Pidgeon." AKA and see "Four Courts (3) (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Breathnach's source had no name for the tune, although the collector had found a version of it in Book 1 (p. 39) of the James Goodman (musicologist) (1828-1896) music manuscripts (c. 1860's, southwest Munster), under the title "Green Pi(d)geon." A simplified version also can be found in D. Curtin's (Sliabh Luachra) mid-19th century music manuscript collection, also as "Green Pidgeon." The melody appears as "The Blue Pi(d)geon" in Book 2 of the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier.

"Four Courts (3) (The)" is a cognate melody.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Jim Mulqueeny [Breathnach]; the music manuscript collection of Irish cleric James Goodman, an uilleann piper who collected primarily in County Cork in the mid-19th century.

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. V), 1999; No. 209, pp. 98-99. Hugh Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 1), 1998; No. 92, p. 40.






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