Pretty Lass (The)

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PRETTY LASS. Irish, Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (O’Farrell, O'Neill): AB (Joyce). Patrick Weston Joyce [1] (1827-1914) obtained the melody from the manuscript collection of a contemporary, John Edward Pigot (1822–1871) of County Cork, an Irish music collector and lawyer. Joyce’s and O’Farrell’s versions are identical.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 730, p. 363. O’Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. IV), 1810; p. 82. O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 117, p. 65.

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