Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Races (2)

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KITTY GOT A CLINKING COMING FROM THE RACES [2]. AKA and see "High Road to Linton," "Jenny's Gone to Linton." Irish, Reel and Fling. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A different tune than "Kitty Got a Clinking (1), and closely related to the Lowland Scots tune "High Road to Linton." Regarding the title, Seamus Ennis was once asked what it meant, and supposedly replied that clinking was "an intimate act of warm affection." Philippe Varlet finds that as a fling the melody was recorded by the Philadelphia group Four Provinces Orchestra in the 1920's (under the title "Coming from the Races"). Sometimes the parts are reversed from O'Neill's printing, especially in fling versions.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1976; No. 146, p. 115 (appears as "Fling No. 1"). O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 299, p. 149. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 605, p. 110.

Recorded sources: Claddagh CC 11, Willie Clancy - "The Drones and the Chanter." Claddagh CC 32 & CC 39, Willie Clancy - "The Pipering of Willie Clancy" (two versions, a single jig and a fling). Lochshore CDLDL 1215, Craob Rua - "The More That's Said the Less the Better" (1992).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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