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HUMORS OF TALLOW. Irish, Double Jig. 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.

Source for notated version:

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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