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X:1 T:Hare's Foot, The T:Hare's Paw [1] B:Kerr's Merry Melodies, Bk.2, p32 (appears as "Irish Reel") Z:Nigel Gatherer M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Em e2|G2 GA BE E2|BEdE BEEF|G2 GA BABd|egfd e2:|] ef|(3gag (3fgf edBc|d2 ed Bd d2|(3gag (3fgf edBd|egfd e2| (3gag (3fgf edBc|d2 ed Bd d2|bgaf gfed|egfd e2|]

HARE'S PAW [1], THE ("Cois an Ghiorria" or "Cois a' Ghaorthaidh"). AKA and see "Bundle of Straw (The)," "Connaught Heifers (The)," "Corry Boys (The)," "Follow Me to Carlow, Hare's Foot (The)," "Jim Kennedy's Favorite," "Low Park," "Lowlands of Scotland (The)," "Silvermines (1) (The)," "Tralee Lasses (The)." Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach, Harker/Rafferty), Moylan, Mulvihill): AAB (Kerr, Tolman): AABB' (Carlin). O'Neill prints versions as "Hare's Foot (The)," "Jim Kennedy's Favorite" (the shortened title "Kennedy's Favourite" also appears to be a variant) and "Lowlands of Scotland (The)." Joyce prints the tune as "Silvermines (1) (The)." A variant called "Billy in the Lowlands (2)," was printed by Peter Kennedy. Fr. John Quinn and Conor Ward find a version of "Hare's Paw" as an untitled reel in Book 2 (No. 275) of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). See also the related "Road to Recess (The)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ 1), 1963; No. 185, p. 72. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 201, pg. 119. Giblin (Collection of Traditional Irish Dance Music), 1928; 29. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 79, p. 25. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; no. 27, p. 16 (appears as "The Silvermines"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), No. 14, p. 35. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), p. 32 (appears as "Irish Reel"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), no. 178, p. 20 (appears as "Bundle of Straw"). Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 1st Collection), 1858; p. 34 (untitled). Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 202, p. 117 (see also No. 149). Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 17, p. 5. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 21.

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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