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P. J. CONLON'S. AKA and see “Lilies of the Field,” "Ballinafad Reel (1) (The)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. P.J. Conlon was an accomplished melodeon player who recorded in the "golden age" of Irish recording, in America in the 1920's and 1930's. He recorded the tune in 1929 under the title “Kitty in the Lane (1).” Conlon came from a musical family where his parents, a brother and sister all played fiddle or melodeon. In America, Conlon recorded on his own, and with fiddler James Morrison. David Taylor (1992) also believes "Jenny Picking Cockles," "Take Her Out and Air Her (2)," "Sailor's Jacket (The)" and "Come to your Tay" are all similarly structured tunes. See also the related second strain of “Kitty in the Lane (1).”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 26, p. 20.

Recorded sources: Shaskeen - "My Love is in America."




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