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HUMORS OF SCHULL, THE (Sugra Scolia). AKA and see "Humors of Quilty," "Jackie Fitzpatrick's Reel," "John Naughton's Reel (2)," "Paddy in London (3)," "Rolling Reel (The)," "Willie Clancy's." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). "Highway to Limerick (The)" and "Old Grey Gander (The)" are related tunes, and the polka "Mo ceoil sibh a laochra" shares the same first strain. Compare also with an untitled reel in Feldman & O'Doherty's Northern Fiddler (1979, p. 75). It is also known in the Glencolmcille and Teelin areas of County Donegal under the titles "Mullach Garbh Highland (The)" (a local place-name) or "Molly Gharbu, and is related to the Scottish Strathspey "Captain Campbell". Compare also with the reel "Flock of Larks (The)." The first strain is shared with the reel "Musical Priest."

Source for notated version: Abram Sweetman Beamish, a native of the adjoining parish to that of Caheragh, County Cork, where Francis O'Neill was born. Although O'Neill got seven tunes from Beamish, only the "Fairhaired Boy" and "Tie the Bonnet" were previously known to him despite their common place of origin [O'Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 145. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1470, p. 272. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 699, p. 123.

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