Handy with the Stick

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HANDY WITH THE STICK (Cliste Leis an Maide). Irish, Double Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Similarities to O'Neill's "White Petticoat (The)." In a 1906 letter to Alfred Percival Graves in 1906 (printed in "A Few Gossipy Notes" in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, London, O'Neill wrote that he obtained the tune from listening to a pianist play it while attending a Chicago theater.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 39. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 896, p. 167. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 143, p. 38.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]

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