Last night as I was thinking of the ways of the world

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X:1 T:A réir as mé ag machdnamh air bheartaibh an t-saoghail T:Last night as I was reflecting on the ways of the world T:'B' fhearr leigeann dóibh T:Better let them alone M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air S:James Goodman music manuscript collection (mid-19th cent., County Cork, p. 76) F:http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-one#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=79&z=2355.2981%2C1150.8898%2C6145.2395%2C3722.2222 F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive goodman.itma.ie Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D GA|B2 dB AB|G2G2 BA|B2d2 ef|g2 fa gf|ef ed Bc| d2 de dB|c2 A2 AB|A4 GA|B2 dB AB|G2G2 BA| B2d2 ef|g2 fa gf|ef ed Bc|d2 de dB|A2 G2 GA| G4||BA|B2d2 ef|g2g2 fe|fa g2f2|e2d2 gf| ef ed Bc|d2 de dc|B2A2 AB|A4 GA|B2 dB AB|G2G2 BA| B2d2 ef|g2 fa gf|ef ed Bc|d2 de dB|A2 G2 GA|G4||



LAST NIGHT AS I WAS THINKING OF THE WAYS OF THE WORLD. AKA - "Areir as me ag Machtnamh air bheartaibh an t-saoghail," "Better let them alone," "'B' fhearr Leigean Dóibh." Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "...sent me by Mr. Victor Power of Leap Co. Cork, a good amateur violinist, with much knowledge of Irish music: about 1875" [Joyce]; the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [Shields].

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 197, pp. 97-98. Hugh Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 1), 1999; No. 151, p. 65.






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