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X:1 T:Irish Air T:Irish Jig [4] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig or Air B:Aird – Sixth and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1803, No. 108, p. 42) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion N:Appears as untitled jig in Köhler's Violin Repository, vol. 2 K:G B3 {B}AGA|G>AG GBd|e>fg dcB|cAA {B}AGA| B3 {B}A>GA|G>AG GBd|e>fg dgB|TA3 G3:|| B>cd ddd|d>e=f e^fg|d>cB {c}B>AG|F>GA ABc| B>cd ddd|d>e=f e>^fg|{e}d>cB {c}B>AG|AFA !fermata!c3| B3 {B}AGA|G>AG GBd|e>fg dcB|cAA {B}AGA| B3 A>GA|G>AG GBd|e>fg dgB|A3 G3:|]

IRISH JIG [4]. AKA - "Irish Air (4)." AKA and see "Flaming O'Flanigan's," "Nothing Can Sadden Us." Irish, Jig or Air (6/8 time). G Major (Aird): D Major (Laybourn). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears as an untitled piece in Glasgow musician James Aird's Selection vol. 6 (1803, as "Irish Air") and W.B. Laybourn's Köhler's Violin Repository, vol. 2 (c. 1883, "Irish Jig")--in this case, the TTA records it under Laybourn's title. Fr. John Quinn finds the melody as the vehicle for Thomas Moore's song "Nothing Can Sadden Us," and, in the American Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), as "Flaming O'Flanigan's." Further, states Fr. Quinn, soon after Aird's publication the melody was used by Northumbrian composer William Shields in the music for his opera The Lock and Key (1796) where is is the melody for his song “Hey Dance to the Fiddle and Tabor.”

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Printed sources : - Aird (Sixth and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), 1803; No. 108, p. 42. Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository, vol. 2), 1881-1885; p. 152.

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