Annotation:Irish Champion (The)

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X:1 T:Irish Champion, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"With spirit" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 165 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (A/G/) | (F2A) d2f | (e2c) (A2B) | {D}(cBc) d2d | (d3 d2)g | (f2d) (f2g) | a2f (g2 a/g/) | f2d c2B | (A3 A2) g | (f2d) (f2g) | (a2f) (g2a/g/) | (f2d) (c2B) | (A3 A2) A | (.B2.B) (g2f) | (.e2.c) (A2B) | {d}(cBc) (.d2.d) | (d3d2) ||

IRISH CHAMPION, THE (An Gaisgeac Eirinneac). AKA and see "Muldoon the Solid Man," "Paddies Evermore." Irish, Air (6/8 time, "with spirit"). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. O'Neill's alternate title references a song by New York playwright, actor, director and singer Edward Harrigan, who penned a number of famous songs for his stage productions, primarily about the Irish immigrant experience. The title may also reference Irish-American wrestler William Muldoon [1] (1852-1933), known as "The Solid Man", in association with the song.

William Muldoon

Additional notes

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 165, p. 29.

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