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X:1 T:Irish Lasses [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:Parts reversed from William Vickers' 1770 version. B:John Thomas music manuscript collection (Wales, 1752, p. 27) F: N:Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru – The National Library of Wales Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|{G}F2E DED|DED AGF|E2A, A,CA,|A,CA, GFE| F2 D DED |DED A2 g|(f/g/a)f gec |d3 d2|| g|f2d dfd |dgb a2d|cBA ecA|ecA efg| f2d dfd |dgb a2d|cBA (c/d/e)c|d3 D2||

IRISH LASSES [1], THE. AKA and see "Beauties of Ireland (The)." English, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was also entered in the music copybook of Welsh fiddler John Thomas, dated 1782 (Vickers' parts are reversed from Thomas's).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian music manuscript collection [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Harding Co. (Harding's Original Collection of Jigs and Reels), 1928; No. 92. John Johnson (Two Hundred Favourite Country Dances, vol. 7), London, 1756; p. 5. Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 215.

Recorded sources : - A & M Records 79602 2000-2, Ashley MacIsaac - "Close to the Floor" (1992).

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