Green Pigeon (The)

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X:1 T:Green Pidgeon (sic), The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Goodman manuscripts (mid-19th century) B:Hugh Shields - Tunes of the Munster Pipers, No. 92 (1998) K:G A/G/|FGAG FDDE|FDAF G2 AG|FDAF GFED|BdcA G2 AG| FDAF GFED|FDAF G2 AG|FDAF GABc|dBcA G2||FG| A2 AB (cA)(BG)|A2 AB c2 dc|A2 AB (cA)(BG)|(BdcA G2)FG| A2 AB (cA)(BG)|A2 AB c2Bc|(dB)(cA) (BG)(AG)|Adde dcAG||



GREEN PIGEON, THE (An Colúr Glas). AKA - "Blue Pigeon (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 the Goodman manuscripts (c. 1860's, southwest Munster), under the title "Green Pi(d)geon." 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.

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 (CRÉ V), 1999; No. 209, pp. 98-99. Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 92, p. 40.

Recorded sources: -



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