King God Bless Him (The)

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X:1 % T:King God Bless him, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air N:c.f. Braham, The king! S:Rev. James Goodman music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 169) N:Canon Goodman was a uilleann piper and cleric who collected primarily N:in County Cork in the mid-19th century Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|ded fed|gBB Bcd|ABA/G/ Adf|e3 z2A| dcd fed|dcd efg|acd feG|1ABA/G/ ABc:|2 A3z2|| A|ABc def|ABc def|gag/f/ ged|dc2 ABc| dAA eAA|fed B2 c/d/|Adf age|e d3|| c/d/|eee fff|g3 agf/e/|fff ggg|a2 (a/b/)(a/g/)(f/e/)| dAA eAA|fed B2 c/d/|Adf age|d3 z2||



King, God Bless Him, The. AKA - "The King!" Irish, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BC. The air was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 169) of Canon James Goodman. Hugh and Lisa Shields note that it is a version of English tenor John Braham's (1774-1856) "The King!"

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - James Goodman (1828-1896) entered the tune into his manuscript, having obtained it from the music manuscript collections of Seán Ó Dálaigh (John O'Daly, 1800-1878), the great nineteenth-century scribe; compiler and collector of manuscripts; editor; anthologist; publisher of Gaelic verse and stories and founder of societies for the publication of Gaelic literature, best-known today for his volume ‘’’Poets and Poetry of Munster’’’ (1849). O’Daly was born in the Sliabh gCua area of west Waterford and was, like Goodman, a teacher of Irish.

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