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HUMORS OF PASSAGE, THE (Sugra na Intaig). Irish, Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Passage West [1] (An Pasáiste Thiar) is a village in County Cork on Cork Harbor on the Atlantic ocean, near Monkstown. It has been a primary spot for sea bathing since the 19th century. The earliest appearance of the tune in print is in R.M. Levey's First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858, London) and P.M. Haverty's One Hundred Irish Airs, vol. 2 (1858, New York). It also was entered into Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman's mid-19th century music manuscripts (vol. iii, p. 119). 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.

Source for notated version: The mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (County Cork) [Shields].

Printed sources: P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1858; No. 129, p. 59. Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 68, p. 18. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 48, p. 19. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. III), c. 1808; p. 12. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 940, p. 175. Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 454, p. 179.

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