Annotation:Larry the Beer Drinker

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X:1 T:Larry the Beer Drinker T:Paddy Go Easy T:Jackson's Stranger [1] Z:Transcribed by Paul de Grae B:O'Neill's DMI, 298, and Waifs & Strays, 177 S:Baily's Corner session, slightly different to book versions R:jig M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D F|DFF {G}FEF|AFE F2 E|DFF {G}FEF|AFE E2 F| DFF FEF|DFA d2 d|cBA BAF|AFE E2:| |:f|ecA ABA|ecA A2 f|ecA Ace|fdB B2 c| ecA cBc|Ace a2 a|fec ecB|1cAA A2:||2cAA ABc|| |:dFF FEF|DFE FAc|dFF FEF|AFE E2 A| d2 F FEF|DFA d2 d|cBA BAF|1AFE EFA:|2AFE E2||

LARRY THE BEER DRINKER. AKA and see "Beer Drinker (The)," "Drunken Piper (5) (The)," "Hole in the Hedge (1) (The)," "Jackson's Stranger (1)," "Paddy "Go Easy"." Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune appears under the "Jackson's" title in turn-of-the-19th century uilleann piper O'Farrell's Pocket Companion. The melody appears as "Beer Drinker (The)" in Biography:R.M. Levey's Dance Music of Ireland, vol. 1, 1858, sans 'Larry', which was added at a later date. See also Aird's "Miss Murray’s Jig", perhaps a precursor tune.

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Printed sources : - Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 153.

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