Humors of Newtown (1)
X:1 T:Humours of Newtown , The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 120. Mid-19th century, County Cork F:http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-three#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=122&z=1629.0987%2C1012.8602%2C3072.6197%2C1861.1111 K:G cec BdB|AGA BGE|DGG GDG|AGA BGE| cec BdB|AGA BGE|DGG AGA|BGG G3:| |:dge dcB|ddd edB|dge dcB|edc BGG| dge dcB|ddd edB|DGG AGA|BGG G3:|
HUMOURS OF NEWTOWN , THE. AKA and see "Cossey's Jig." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain of this jig is a 6/8 time version of "Greenfields of America (1)," although the second parts differ. The melody appears in Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman's mid-19th century music manuscripts (vol. iii, p. 120). Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections. Goodman researchers Hugh and Lisa Shield note first strain cognates with the first strains of "Casey's Jig (2)," "Cossey's Jig," "Jimmy O'Brien's Jig" and "Maid in the Meadow (1)." See also note for "Cossey's Jig" for more on this large tune family.