New Post Office (2)

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X:1 T:New Post Office [2], The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 141. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d/B/|A2 FD FAAg|fdec dedc|ADFD FAAg|fdef d2d:| d2 ef gfed|ceAe ceAe|d2 ef gfed|cABc d3d| d2 ef gfed|ceAe cAeA|dfaf gfed|cABc d3 d||

NEW POST OFFICE [2]. AKA and see "Cow that Ate the Blanket (3)." Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Researcher Conor Ward finds "New Post Office" in several musicans' manuscripts from Counties Leitrim and Longford dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman included the tune twice in his large mid-music manuscript collection, under the titles "New Post Office" and "Highland Fling." See also Sliabh Luachra slide versions as "Denis Murphy's Slide (1)," "Dark Girl Dressed in Blue (4) (The), Dark Girl in Blue (1) (The)," "Girl in the Dress (The)," "Gleanntán Slide," "Julia Clifford's Slide (1)," "Murphy's Slide," "Napoleon Crossing the Alps (2)," "Pádraig O’Keeffe’s Slide (4)."

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