Humphrey Clinker

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HUMPHREY CLINKER. AKA - "Humphy Clinker." Irish, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune takes its name from Tobias Smollet's (1721-1771) picaresque novel The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker [1] (1771). O'Farrell's setting was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript copybook of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [2].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Farrell (O'Farrell's Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes... with a selection of Scotch Tunes), 1804; p. 52.

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