Green Pigeon (The)
X:1 T:Green Pidgeon, The T:Four Courts , 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.