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GREENSLEEVES [3]. AKA – “Green Sleeves.” AKA and see "Bliven's Favorite," "Butchers of Bristol (1) (The)", "By Your Leave Larry Grogan," "Coppers and Brass (2)", "County Limerick Buckhunt (The)," "Finerty's Frolic," "Groom," "Hartigan's Fancy," "Humors of Ennistymon (1) (The)," "Humors of Milltown (2) (The)," "Lasses of Melrose (The)," "Lasses of Melross," "Little Fanny's Fancy," "Lynn's Favourite," "Lynny's Favourite," "Pingneacha Rua agus Pras," "Queen of the Rushes," "Waves of Tramore (The)," "Willie Clancy's." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBC. The tune is obviously a member of a large tune family that is more commonly known by the titles "Humors of Ennistymon (1) (The)" or "Larry Grogan (3)." See note for "Groom." The jig was printed by Glasgow publisher James Aird in 1782 in Selection, vol. 1 (1782), without mention of provenance. See also the shared first strain of Northumbrian musician John Bell's (1783-1864) "Christmas Day in the Morning (5)." See also the Shetland variant, called "Whalsey."

Source for notated version: "James Buckley, a Limerick piper, about 1852" (Joyce).

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 130, p. 46. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 142, pp. 72-73. O'Flannagan (Hibernia Collection), 1860; p. 20 (Boston, Elias Howe).

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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