Poor Old Woman (1)

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X:1 T:Poor Ould Woman [1] T:Sean bean boct [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Kerr - Merry Melodies vol. 1 (c. 1880) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin ed | c2 (Bc) AcBA | GEGA GABd | edcB ABcd | e2A2 Afed | c2 (Bc) AcBA | GEGA GABd | eg^fa gedB | A2 AA A2 :| |: e^f | g2 (ga) gedB | A2 AA A2 e^f | g2 (ga) gedc | BcAB G3B | AEAB AcBA | GEGA GABd | eg^fa gedB | A2 AA A2 :|]



POOR OULD WOMAN [1] (An Sean Bean Bhocht). AKA – “Poor Old Woman,” “Poor Auld Woman," "Shan Van Vocht (1) (The).” AKA and see "Bonaparte Crossing the Alps," "Jerry Daly's Hornpipe," "Sean bean boct (1)." Irish (originally), New England; Hornpipe, Reel. A Dorian (most versions): G Dorian (Levey). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Kerr lists the tune as an “Irish Reel.” It has the same melodic contours as does “Loch Leven Castle”/Tomraney Castle (1)," and "Shady Groves" and "Bantry Bay Hornpipe (1)" are also related.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordion player Dean Kenty {who died in a hiking accident on Mt. Hood in 1983} via Dan Compton (Portland, Oregon) [Songer].

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 17, p. 35. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 46, p. 20. McDermott (Allan's Irish Fiddler), c. 1920's; No. 90, p. 23 (appears as "Shan Van Vocht"). Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 160. Sweet (Fifer’s Delight), 1965/1981; p. 68. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 10.

Recorded sources : - F&W Records 3, "Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra." Great Meadow Music GMM 2002, Rodney Miller & David Surette – “New Leaf” (2000).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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