His Dudeen

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HIS DUDEEN. AKA and see "MacMurrough (The)." Irish?, Jig. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A dudeen was a clay pipe, as illustrated by this somewhat derogatory item in a paper called The Daily Dispatch of December 27, 1865.

--An intoxicated Irishman walked overboard from one of the East Boston ferry boats on Wednesday night. When he went over he had a short, dirty-looking pipe in his mouth, and when he was fished out of the water he still held the "dudeen" firmly clenched between his lips. The only damage he sustained was a thorough drenching.

The tune is printed twice in Ed Harding's All-Round Collection (1905), as "His Dudeen" and "The MacMurrough."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hardings All-Round Collection, 1905; No. 121, p. 38.

Recorded sources:




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