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X:1 T:Letter, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air S:O'Neill's Irish Music (1915) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G>FG B2d | gdB BAG | G>FG B2G | B2A G3 | G>FG B2d | gdB BAG | G>FG _BAG | d2F G3 | e2g e2g | e2g gfe | dBd dBd | gdB BAG | c>de dBd | g2B BAG | Ged dcB | B2A G3 ||

LETTER, THE. Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune was entered in the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, perhaps putting O'Neill's claim for an Irish provenance in doubt.

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Printed sources : - O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 53, p. 35. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 57, p. 31 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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