Annotation:Plymouth Lasses

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X:1 T:Plymouth Lasses M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:D B|AFA dfa|agf e2g|fag fed|cde e2A| AFA dfa|agf efg|fad eac|ded d2:| |:E|DFA dcB|AGF E2D|FAD FAD|EFE EFG| AFA dcB|BAG FED|fad eac|ded d2:|

PLYMOUTH LASSES. AKA and see "Girls of Banbridge (The)," "Gwynt y Glan," "Sylph (The)." English, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Plymouth Lasses" was a popular English jig, although it was called "The Sylph" (or variant spellings) or "The Self" in 19th century musicians' manuscript collections. The "Plymouth Lasses" title seems to have come in with Peter Kennedy's 1951 collection, although where he obtained the name is not known. O'Neill printed the tune as "Girls of Banbridge (The)", with the parts reversed.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : Deacon (John Clare and the Folk Tradition), 1983; No. 43, p. 319. Kennedy (Fiddlers Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 87, p. 43. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 376. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 105.

Recorded sources: -Rounder Records 7007, Graham Townsend - "Classics of Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian Fiddling" (1978. Learned from Tommy McQueston, an Irish émigré in Toronto).

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