My First Night in America
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MY FIRST NIGHT IN AMERICA. Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The jig was first recorded in 1929 by Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band, in New York for Victor Records, in a medley as the tune following "Tobin's Favorite."
Source for notated version: "adapted from [Boston accordion player] Joe Derrane's recording" [O'Malley].
Printed sources: Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 60, p. 78. O'Brien (Jerry O'Brien's Accordion Instructor), 1949; p. 14. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 77, p. 59.
Recorded sources: Victor V-29069 (78 RPM), Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band (1929).
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