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HUMORS OF BALLINACARRIG, THE (Sugra Baile-na-Carraig). AKA and see "Game of Love (The)," "Humors of Rockstown," "Piper's Son (1) (The)," "Paddy the Piper (1)." Irish, Reel (cut time). E Minor/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). See also the cognate first strain of "New Custom House (The)." Fr. John Quinn finds the tune and alternate titles part of an interrelated and rather large extended tune family encompassing numerous close and more distant variants, particularly in the first strain. In addition to the alternate titles named, he includes "Bashful Beau (The)," "Queen of May (2) (The)," "Bond's Reel," "Aberdeen Lasses," "Bloron's Fancy," "Kitty Losty's Reel," "New Limerick Lasses," and "Nine Points of Knavery (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 136. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1427, p. 265. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 664, p. 118.

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