Over the Bridge to Judy
X:1 T:Over the Bridge to Judy M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:Goodman obtained the tune from the music manuscripts of 19th century 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 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 of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman. Goodman manuscripts researchers Hugh and Lisa Shields find 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?"