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OLD JOE SIFE'S REEL. AKA and see "Farrell O'Gara's Favorite Reel," "Killarney Wonder (4)," "Last Night in Leadville," "Last Night's Fun (1)," "Macroom Lasses," "Pretty Jane's Reel," "Stick it in the Ashes." American, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This widespread tune may have an Irish provenance. "Lasses (The)" is a Cape Breton name for the tune, recorded, for example, by fiddler Troy McGillivray (Antigonish County).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 30. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 56.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Hear/see the tune played by fiddler Vi Wickham on youtube.com [2]

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