I Won't Be a Nun (1)

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X:1 T:I Won’t be a Nun [1] M:C L:1/8 R:March S:O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1813 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (G>A) | Bdg>a g2 fe | dBB>c B2 AG | Bdce dBGB | A2 A>B A2 G>A | Bdg>a g>a b/a/g/f/ | edB>c B2 AG | Bdge dBAB | G2 G>A G2 || (fg) | afd>f d2 ga | bge>f e ga | (bg) (af) (ge) (fd) | (BA)AB A2 G>A | Bdg>a g>a b/a/g/f/ | edB>c B2 AG | Bdge dBAB | G2 G>A G2 | (ab) | c'baf gedc | B(G/B/) d(B/d/) g2 (ab) | c’baf gedB | (BA)AB A2 G>A | Bdg>a g>a b/a/g/f/ | edB>c B2 A>G | Bdge dBAB | G2 G>A G2 ||



I WON'T BE A NUN [1] (Ni Mait Liom Beid Beanriagalta). AKA and see "Brian Boru's Slow March," "Officer on Guard (The)/Officer of the Guard (The)," "Governor Taylor's March," "O'Sullivan the Great," "Tyrone's Ditches." Irish, March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. "I Won't be a Nun [1]" is a member of a large family of marches, hornpipes and airs. The complete title is “I’ll Go and I’ll Marry and I Won’t be a Nun,” from a Victorian era song set to an older melody. As "Letter that He Longed For Never Came (The)", it was recorded by County Cork singer Elizabeth Cronin (1879-1956). Pipers recorded it under O'Neill's title, "I Won't Be a Nun", as by Patsy Touhey on a cylindar by Capt. Francis O'Neill, and by Seamus Ennis as "O'Sullivan the Great".


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Printed sources : - Mitchell & Small (Piping of Patsy Touhey), 1986. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1813, p. 340.

Recorded sources : - Tara 100029, Seamus Ennis - "The Best Of Irish Piping." Topic Records, - “Leo Rowsome, vol. 2” (1977). Folktrax FTX160, Elizabeth Cronin - "Cucanandy-Nandy" (1981. Recorded early 1950's)."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Dunn Family Collection (O'Neill cylindars) [2]



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