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PHIL ORMAND. English, Dance Tune (3/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A quite different setting appears in Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909, p. 73), entitled "Old Phillip Armour."

Source for notated version: Ship's fiddler William Litten c. 1800 [Huntington]. Litten was a member of the British Navy's East India fleet from 1800-1802, when he complied his manuscript. Very little is known of Litten, or what became of him, but his manuscript made it into the hands of seafarer Allen Coffin, who brought it home with him to Martha's Vineyard, Mass., in the early 19th century.

Printed sources: Huntington (William Litten's Tune Book), 1977; p. 40.

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