Job of Journeywork (2)

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X:1 T:Job of Journey Work [2] M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Aird's Selections 1782-97 Z:Paul Kinder K:G g2|dB GB|Td2 dg|dB c/2B/2A/2G/2|A2 GA| B/2A/2G/2A/2 B/2A/2G/2F/2|E>F GA|de e^d|e2:| |:d2|gg a/2g/2f/2e/2|dd dB|gg a/2g/2f/2g/2|Te2 dB| gg a/2g/2f/2e/2|dd dg|dB c/2B/2A/2G/2|TA2 GA| B/2A/2G/2A/2 B/2A/2G/2F/2|E>F GA|Be e^d|e2:||



JOB OF JOURNEY WORK [2], THE. Irish, Set Dance (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O'Neill (1922) says: "This is a variant of the Long Dance of the same name in O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland'. It differs however in having two bars less in the second part." The tune was included by Glasgow publisher James Aird in his Selections, vol. 3 (1788), and appears in the 1780 music manuscript collection of fiddler John Fife (who was probably from Perthshire, although portions of his ms. have references to sea battles in the Caribbean and Mediterranean).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - copied from James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1782-97) [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; p. 155. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 84.

Recorded sources: -



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