Annotation:Gudgeon of Maurice's Car (The)

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GUDGEON OF MAURICE'S CAR, THE (Guda {an} Ais Maurais). AKA - "Gudgeon of Morrison's Car (The)." AKA and see "Humors of Kesh (The)," "James O'Neill's Quickstep," "Jackson's Jig (3)." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A gudgeon is a metal pivot at the end of an axle, around which the wheel turns. O'Neill (Irish Folk Music) said his source, piper Connors, was the only one among the traditional music circle to know this jig at the time O'Neill collected it from him in Chicago.

Source for notated version: flute player Harry McGowan (b. 1937, Carrowmore, Co. Sligo) [Flaherty]; piper John Connors, a native of Dublin living in Chicago-Connors had played pipes on Mississippi steamboats before the Civil War [O'Neill].

Printed sources: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 162. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 76. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1115, p. 210. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 288, p. 62. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 28.

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