How Is Your Mother?

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X:1 T:How is your mother? M:6/8 L:1/8 R:March S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1829 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A | d2d f2f | a2a f2d | g2e f2d | cde ABc | d2d f2f | a2a f2d | g2e f2d | ABc d2 :| |: A | F2A E2A | F2A d2c | B2d A2d | cde A2G | F2A E2A | F2A d2c | Bed cBc | d3 d2 :||



HOW IS YOUR MOTHER? (Ca Nos Ta Do Matair?). AKA and see "Bang Up (1)." Irish, March (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. P.W. Joyce printed a cognate tune in three parts under the title "Bang Up (1)." The first part of Joyce's and O'Neill's tunes are identical, and the second parts are similar (save for bars 4 and 7). O'Neill did not include a third part [1].


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Printed sources : - P.H. Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isle), c. 1860's; No. 84, p. 19. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1829, p. 343.






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  1. Paul de Grae, "Notes on Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections", 2017.