Irish Girl (4) (The)

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X:1 T:Irish Girl [4] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow - 2nd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels, p. 15, 3rd ed. (orig. 1788) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A F|TE2F A2B|(c2c) Tc>BA|(c2c) Tc>BA|T(BAB) cAF| E>FA A>Bc|d2d def|ecA TB2A|TF3 A2:| |:d|(c/d/e).e ecA|(d/e/f).f fga|(c/d/e).e ecA|BGE TE2d| (c/d/e).e ecA|(d/e/f)f fga|ecA TB2A|TF3 A2:|

IRISH GIRL [4], THE. AKA and see "Christmas Day in the Morning (4)," "Love for Ever (1)." English, Jig. B Flat Major (Kerr): A Major (Doyle, Gow, Köhler’s). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Northumbrian musician William Vickers included the tune as "Love for Ever (1)" in hin 1770 music manuscript collection.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1847 music manuscript by Ellis Knowles, a musician from Radcliffe, Lancashire, England [Doyle].

Printed sources : - Anderson (Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances for the German Flute or Violin), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 9. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 46. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788, p. 15 (3rd ed.). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 279, p. 30. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository, Book 2), 1881-1885; p. 192. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, Book 6), 1844; p. 2.

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