I'm a Silly Old Man

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X:1 T:I'm a Silly Old Man M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Single Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 404 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin A|B2B Bcd|c2A A2c|B2G GAB|AFD D2A| B2B Bcd|c2A A2c|B2G AG^F|G3 G2:| |:=e|f2d d=e^f|g2d c2A|G2g g^fg|afd d2=e| fga gfe|fed c2A|G2B AG^F|G3 G2:|



I'M A SILLY OLD MAN (Is Seanduine Saob Me). AKA and see "Bunch of Currents (1)," "Bunch of Roses (3)," "Christmas Comes but Once a Year," "Greensleeves (4)," "I've got one daughter to marry," "Little Bogtrotter," "Shady Lane," "Spring in the Air." Irish, Single Jig. G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Irish violinist R.M. Levey's "Bunch of Currents (1)" is a major mode setting of the tune, and appears in his first collection of 1858 (No. 38). The melody is quite old and widespread in the British Isles and Ireland; see note for the English and Scottish "Greensleeves (4)" for more. See also O'Neill's close variants, "Shady Lane (The)" and "Greensleeves (4)."


Additional notes



Printed sources : - O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 404, p. 80.

Recorded sources : - Shanachie 34014, James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien & Daithi Sproule – “Traditional Music of Ireland” (1995, as "Spring in the Air").

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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