Annotation:Old Woman Rocking the Cradle (The)

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X:1 T:Old Woman Rocking the Cradle, The T:Rocking a baby that’s none of my own M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 3, c. 1883, No. 189, p. 58) B: N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D AG|F2F2 FE/D/|G2G2 GF/E/|F2F2 FE/D/|E4 DE| F2 FGAB|G2E2 AG|E2D2D2|D4||AB|c2c2 cB/A/| B2B2 BA/G/|A2A2 B2A/G/|F2E2D2|c2c2 cB/A/|B2B2 BA/G/| A2d2 fe|d4 AB|c2c2 cB/A/|B2B2 BA/G/|A2 AB/c/ dA/G/| F2E2D2|F2 FGAB|G2E2 AG|E2D2D2|D4||de|f2f2a2| g2g2b2|f2f2a2|e4 de|f2 fgab|g2e2 ag|e2d2d2|d4|| AB|c2c2 cB/A/|B2B2 BA/G/|A2A2 BA/G/|F2E2D2|c2c2 cB/A/| B2B2 BA/G/|A2d2 fe|d4 AB|c2c2 cB/A/|B2B2 BA/G/|A2 AB/c/ dA/G/| F2E2D2|F2 FGAB|G2E2 AG|E2D2D2|D4||

OLD WOMAN ROCKING THE CRADLE (THE). Irish, Air (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. "Old Woman Rocking the Cradle" was entered in Book 3 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). See also the related "Rocking the Cradle (1)," "Rocking a baby that's none of my own," and "Old Man Rocking the Cradle (The).

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