Larry O'Niel's Clog

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X:1 T:Larry O'Niel's M:C| L:1/8 R:Clog S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A e2 | a>c'a>e c>ae>c | A>ec>A E2c2 | d>fB>d c>eA>c | B>^AB>c B2e2 | a>c'a>e c>ae>c | A>ec>A E2c2 | d>fB>d c>eA>c | B>EG>B A2 :| |: A2 | G>EB>G E>GB>E | A>Ec>A E>Ac>A | d>Bc>A B>GAF> | e>^de>f e>d=d>B | A>ce>c a>ec'>e | B>eg>e b>gd'>c' | b>ag>f e>dc>B A2c2A2 :|



LARRY O'NIEL'S CLOG. American, Clog. A major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. It is perhaps telling that Francis O'Neill did not pick up this tune, which appears to be a latter 19th century stage clog dance tune, for his Music in Ireland (1903). O'Neill knew Ryans Mammoth well, and took many other tunes from it. He presumably did not conceive that this tune had an Irish provenance. This hornpipe melody first was printed by Elias Howe in his Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (1880-1882) as an untitled hornpipe, however, Howe credited the composition to one William H. Seavey. It is interesting, in view of the fact that William Bradbury Ryan was an employee of the Howe music publishing company in Boston, that two years after Howe published the tune as an unititled hornpipe Ryan published it with a new title but without the composer attribution.


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 117. Elias Howe (Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), 1880-1882; p. 636 (appears as "Hornpipe"). O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 147, p. 74. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 156.






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