Annotation:Old Leather Breeches (1)

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X:1 T:Old Leather Breeches [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Spirited" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 167 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C B/c/ | d>BG d>BG | GFE F2 F/G/ | A>BA ABc | B>AG c2 B/c/ | d>BG d>BG | GFE F2 F/G/ | A>BA Adc | BAG c2 || B/A/ | G>AG EDC | F>GA FED | EFG ABc | BAG c2 B/A/ | G>AG EDC | F>GA FED | EFG Adc | BAG c2 ||

OLD LEATHER BREECHES [1] (An Sean Briste Leatair). Irish, Air (6/8 time, "spirited"). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. O'Neill's tune is probably one of many 6/8 melodies for a 19th century comic Irish song. See note for "annotation:Paddy Heagerty's Leather Breeches" for more. The melody is similar to, and perhaps derived from, the English "Swaggering Boney." Paul de Grae notes that Colm Ó Lochlainn (1892-1972) has a song by the title "Old Leather Breeches" in his Irish Street Ballads (1939), although that song is set to the tune "Nell Flaherty's Drake."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 167, p. 29.

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