It was in the year 1804
X:1 T:It was in the year 1804 M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:Rev. James Goodman music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 134) N:Canon Goodman was a uilleann piper and cleric who collected primarily N:in County Cork from a variety of sources in the mid-19th century Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G A|A2 G/G/ GF/G/|AGA f2z|fef dfd|cAF G2A| A/A/ GG GFG|AGA f2 e/f/|g2d dcA|G3 G3|| g|gdg gdg|fef d2e|fef dfd|cAF G2A| A/A/ GG GFG|AGA f2 e/f/|g2d dcA|G3 G3||
IT WAS IN THE YEAR 1804. Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody appears in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper, Canon James Goodman (vol. 2, p. 134), who obtained it from the music manuscript collection of an old contemporary collector and lawyer, John Edward Pigot (1822–1871), p. 475a. See also the related "Rakes of Kildare" (O'Neill, MOI, 1903, No. 847).