Grumbling Rustic (The)

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X:1 T:Grumbling Rustic, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig or March S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 80 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|DED AFA|dcd AFD|AGF F2E|AGF F2E| DED AFA|dcd AFD|AFE E2B|AFE E2:| |:A|DED d2d|edc d2B|AGF F2E|AGF F2E| [1 DED d2d|edc d2B|AFE E2B|AFE E2:| [2 edc dcB|cBA Bcd|AFE E2B|AFE E2||



GRUMBLING RUSTIC, THE (Bodac An Dranntain). AKA and see "Gille na Drobhair" (Gillan the Drover), "O My Dear Judy," "You Never Did Hear." Irish, Double Jig or March. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Bayard (1981) states that the basic tune (related also to "Bully For You" and "Domhnall na Greine" {Daniel of the Sun}) was known from the end of the 18th century and published in various early 19th century sources. O'Neill found an elaborate four-part version in McGoun's Repository of Scots and Irish Airs (c. 1800) under the title "Gillan na Drover." An untitled jig (No. 16) in Breathnach's Ceol Rinnce na hÉireann II (1976) has a similar 'A' part.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Joe Cant, an "affable Highlander" [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 26. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 809, p. 151. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 80, p. 29.

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