Is It the Priest You Want?

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X:1 T:Is it the Priest You Want? M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Lively and Quick". N:”Very ancient, author and date unknown.” B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, No. 116) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G e|(ed).B (.d2.B)|{^c}(d2B) (B2e)|{f}(ed).B (.d2.B)|{d}(c2A) (A2.e)| {f}(edB) (.d2.B)|{^c}(d2B) (.B2.e)|{f}(edB) {a}(gf).g|(.B2.G) .G2:| L:1/16 |:f2|(.g4.g2) (f/g/a3f2)|{f}(g4e2) (.e4.e2)|{^g}a4 a2 {b}(a3g.a2)|(.b4.e2) (.e4.f2)| {f}.g4 .g2 (f/g/a3f2)|(g4e2) .e4.e2|{f}(e2d2).B2 {a}(g2f2).g2|(B4G2) .G4:|]



IS IT THE PRIEST YOU WANT? (Ne an T-Sagart Ta Uait?). AKA and see "Priest (The)." Irish, Single Jig or Slide (12/8 time). G Major (Bunting, Haverty): F Major (Forde). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Forde, O'Sullivan/Bunting): AABB (Cole, Haverty, Kerr, Moylan, O'Neill, Tubridy). A related tune is "Dhonnchadh na Bi Fogarthach (A)" found in both collector Edward Bunting's 1796 collection (No. 20, p. 10) and his 1809 collection (p. 41).


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 76. P.M. William Forde (300 National Melodies of the British Isles), c. 1841; p. 28, No. 93. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 88, p. 37. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 230, p. 26. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 46, p. 28. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No 15 in slide section (appears as untitled tune). O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 873, p. 162. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 376, p. 76. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 116, p. 166. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 108. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 27.



See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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