Mr. Grumguffenhoff

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MR. GRUMGUFFENHOFF (Maigisdir Grumguffenoff). AKA and see "Can an Irishman Practice Such Guile?" Irish, Air (6/8 time, "spirited"). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Chief O'Neill was sometimes stung by criticism of his massive Music of Ireland (1903). In a 1906 letter to Alfred Percival Graves in 1906 (printed in "A Few Gossipy Notes" in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, London, O'Neill wrote: "A critic who found fault with No. 553 ("Mr. Grumguffenhoff") did not know that such a book as "The Repository of Irish Music" [i.e. his source for the tune] existed."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 553, p. 97.

Recorded sources:




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