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Is Your Wallet Made of Silk?

IS YOUR WALLET MADE OF SILK? AKA and see "Sheehan's Slide." AKA - "Is it silk that's in your wallet?" Irish, Air (6/8 time) or Slide (12/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABA (Shields/Goodman): AABB (Breathnach). A traditional song air used as a slide, states editor Jackie Small (CRÉ V) in his note to the tune. Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin wrote a song to the air, says Small, called "Cois Abhann I nDé," which appears in The Poets and Poetry of Munster (pp. 270-271). The earliest appearance of the tune in print is in mid-19th century music manuscripts of Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman and D. Curtin (Sliabh Luachra). Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections. See also the related (in the second strain) slide "Cat in the Corner (3) (The)," and the double jig "Silken Wallet (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Kerry fiddler and teacher Pádraig O'Keeffe, from a recording c. 1940 [Breathnach]; cleric James Goodman manuscripts, mid-19th century, Co. Cork [Shields].

Printed sources : - Breathnach & Small (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. V), 1999; No. 81, p. 40. Hugh Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 1), 1998; No. 250, p. 100 (appears as "An Síoda 'thá ad Bhalluit?").

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