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X:1 T:Over the Bridge to Judy M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:Goodman obtained the tune from a collection provided by 19th century N:Dublin bookseller John O'Daly, according to Hugh and Lisa Shields. N:2nd strain in key of C probably. S:Rev. James Goodman music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 154) N:Canon Goodman was a uilleann piper and cleric who collected primarily N:in County Cork from a variety of sources in the mid-19th century F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G E|(GE)(AF) GEDE|GecA A2 GE|GecA GAcd|edcA d2 cA:| cdef gage|gage f2 ed|cdef gage|aged d2 cA| cdef gage|gage f2 ed| cdef g2a2|bage d2 cA||

OVER THE BRIDGE TO JUDY. Irish, Reel (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is contained in vol. 2 (p. 154)[1] of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist). Goodman manuscripts researchers Hugh and Lisa Shields find a cognate reel that appears as "A Munster Reel" in Charles Villiers Stanford's edition of the music collection of George Petrie (Stanford/Petrie, 1905, No. 894). Petrie (1790-1866) obtained the tune from a younger collector, P.W. Joyce (1827-1914), but Petrie had some doubts about its pedigree for his collection, for he penciled in alongside the tune in his ms., "not to be used, too Scotch?"

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Goodman (1828-1896) entered the tune into his manuscript, having obtained it from the music manuscript collections of Seán Ó Dálaigh (John O'Daly, 1800-1878), the great nineteenth-century scribe; compiler and collector of manuscripts; editor; anthologist; publisher of Gaelic verse and stories and founder of societies for the publication of Gaelic literature, best-known today for his volume Poets and Poetry of Munster (1849). O’Daly was born in the Sliabh gCua area of west Waterford and was, like Goodman, a teacher of Irish.

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