Irish Lilt (3) (An)

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X:1 T:Irish Lilt [3] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1 (1782, No. 196, p. 68) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A/G/|FDD D2F|GEE E2c|dcB ABG|FDD D2:|| d/e/|Tfef def|ede cde|dcd Bed|cAA A3| BAB GAB|AGA FGA|GFG EAG|FDD D2:|]

IRISH LILT [3], AN. AKA and see "Charmante (La)," "Jig of Johnny Macgill (The), "Scheme (The)," "Star (2) (The)" "Star at Lewis." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major (Aird, O'Neill): B Flat Major (Clinton): G Major (Haverty). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody (and dance instructions) were published in 1757 in France by dancing master Robert Daubat under the title "Charmante (La)," but its publication was predated by an appearance in several of London publisher John Walsh's publications under the title "Scheme (The)" and in one of John Johnson's Choice Collections as "Star (2) (The)." The "Irish Lilt" title also appears in the mid-19th music manuscript collection of County Cork Anglican cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman [1]. The second strain is similar to (and perhaps cognate) with the second strain of "Top of Cork Road (1) (The)."

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 196, p. 68. Clinton (Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs), 1841; No. 131, p. 66. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1858; No. 135, p. 62. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 63, p. 25. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 184; p. 101.

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