Lark in the Morning (5)

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X:1 T:Lark in the Morning [5] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1020 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Ador c/d/|eAA A^GA|cde fed|eAA A^GA|cde ged| eaa g^fg|cdc BA^G|ABc def|ecB A2:| |:c/B/|A2e ecA|G2 g dB^G|A2 e ece|dcB A2 a/b/| c'ba gfe|dBg dB^G|ABc def|ecB A2:|]



LARK IN THE MORNING [5] (An fuiseog air maidin). Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Fr. John Quinn suggests the the parts of the tune (in particular the entire second strain) strongly resemble Niel Gow's "Colonel Robertson of Strewan's Welcome Home," and that "Lark in the Morning [5]" is perhaps a derivative.

James O'Neill


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down and Francis O'Neill's collaborator [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1020, p. 190.






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