Highway to Dublin (1)

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X:1 T:High way to Dublin [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1 (1782, No. 43, p. 15) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D g|fed cAc|ecA A2g|fed cAc|dBG G2g| fed cAc|def gfe|agf gfe|dBG G2:| |:B|A2a acA|acA A2B|A2a acA|dBG G2B| A2a acA|acA acA|agf gfe|dBG G2:|]

HIGHWAY TO DUBLIN [1], THE (An Bóthar Mór go Baile Átha Cliath). AKA - "High Way to Dublin." AKA and see "Draught of Ale (A)," "Farrell's Pipes," "Fourpenny Girl (The)," "Grania's Welcome Home (2)," "Langstrom's Pony," "Priest's Leap (2) (The)," "Right Way to Dublin," "Saddle the Pony (3)," "Sweet Tibby Dunbar." Irish, Scottish; Double Jig. A Mixolydian (Cole, Gow, O'Neill/Krassen & 1001, 1915, Skye): A Major (O'Neill/1850). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was entered into American musician Giles Gibbs' 1777 American flute manuscript as "Right Way to Dublin." The first strain is similar to the Irish melody “Langstrom's Pony.”

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 43, p. 15. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 494. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 64. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 2), 1802; p. 27. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 177. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 199, p. 107. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 72. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 713, p. 133. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 15, p. 19. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 94.

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