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HAIR FELL OFF MY COCONUT, THE. AKA and see "Durham Reel," "Hundred Pipers (A)." Irish, Slide (12/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is the famous Scots piece "A Hundred Pipers" renamed from a rhyme heard from Breanndan O Beaglaoich which went "The hair fell off my coconut (x3), and how do you like it baldy?"

Source for notated version: accordion player Thadelo Sullivan via accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border), recorded in recital at Na Píobairí Uilleann, February, 1981 [Moylan].

Printed sources: Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 135, p. 79.

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