Annotation:Irishman He Loves a Lass (The)

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X:1 T:Irishman He Loves a Lass, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G |: G2 .BG Bdde | fdgd fdcA | G2 BG Bdde | fdcA G2G2 :| g2 dg g2 de | fdgd fdcd | g2 dg g2 de | fdcA AG G2 | g2 dg g2 de | dgd fdcd | dgga b2 ag | fdcA G2G2 ||

IRISHMAN HE LOVES A LASS, THE. AKA and see "Irishman's Love (2) (The)," "Sweet Biddy of Ballyvourney." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Patrick Weston Joyce printed an identical version as an untitled reel (No. 51, p. 51) collected from his neighbor Ned Goggin of Glenosheen, County Limerick, in the mid-19th centiry. See also "Irishman's Love (2) (The)" in a later Howe-firm publication, Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883).

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Printed sources : - Howe (1,000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 22. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. 503 (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music).

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