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HUMOURS OF ROSS [2], THE. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune could possibly be Scots as O'Farrell, unusually, does not give a provenance for it. Peter Kennedy suggests the title refers to Ros O gCaibre, a beauty spot between Skibbereen and Clonakilty in County Mayo. The jig was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Canon James Goodman (County Cork).

Source for notated version: copied from O'Farrell's Pocket Companion (1808) [O'Neill].

Printed sources: Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 69, p. 18. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. III), c. 1808; p. 71. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 111 (appears as "Humors of Ross").

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