Annotation:Humors of Tallow

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X:1 T:Humours of Tallow M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. IV (1810) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion N:1st ending added in part A. K:Amin A | EAA A(BA/G/) | ABd e2f | edB dBA | GBA GED | EAA A(BA/G/) | ABd e2f | edB gdB |1 A3 A2 :|2 A3 A3|| |: eag age | gba b2a | ged edB | dBA GED | EAA A(BA/G/) | ABd e2f | gfe dBG | A3A3 :||

HUMORS OF TALLOW. Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Tallow, from the Irish Tulach an Iarainn (Hill of Iron), is a village in County Waterford on the Glenaboy River, near where it joins the Bride, on the Cork-Waterford border. It was established around the 14th century, and there exists a ruined keep nearby, Lisfinny Castle, once the stronghold of the Fitzgeralds. O'Neill's source is undoubtedly O'Farrell, who included many place-names from County Waterford throughout his volumes. Fr. John Quinn also considers "Humors of Tallow" to be a member of the "My Tocher's the Jewel" tune family of jigs.

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Printed sources : - Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 70, p. 18. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. IV), 1810; p. 106. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 200, p. 107.

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