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HUMORS OF WHISKEY [1], THE (Sugra na Uisge-Beata). Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This air bears a general resemblance to the "Maid on the Green/Maiden on the Green" group of tunes, according to Bayard (1981). Flood (1906) reports that it was recorded by the Belfast Northern Star of July 15th, 1792, as one of the tunes having been played in competition by one of ten Irish harp masters at the last great ancient Irish harpers convocation, the Belfast Harp Festival, held that week. See also "Aoibhneas Éilís Ní Cheallaigh."

Source for notated version: "Tobin" [O'Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 23. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 784, p. 146. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 61, p. 26.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
See the tune in the Dunn Family manuscript collection [2]




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