Price of the Pig (The)

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X:1 T:Price of the Pig, The N:From the music manucript collection of Ballinamuck, County Longford, N:fiddler Patrick O'Farrell (c. 1835-?). M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Transcribed by Conor Ward K:G dBB gBB|dBB BAG|dBB gBB|ABd e2g| dBB gBB|dBB BAG|B2A GAB|Ggf e2g:| |:def gag|fed edB|def gag|fed e2d| def gag|fed efg|B2A GAB|Ggf e2g:|]



PRICE OF THE PIG, THE. Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Price of the Pig" is contained in the latter 19th century music manuscript collection of fiddler Patrick O'Farrell, of Ballinamuck, County Longford (No. 60). Researcher Conor Ward finds cognate melodies in the James Goodman manuscript as "Dougarry Boys (The)", and in Books 3 and 5 of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier's c. 1883 music manuscript as an untitled jig (Book 5, No 57, and Book 3, No. 87, p. 35). "King of the Pipers (2)" is a similar tune, as is "Humors of Glynn." The similarly-titled "Price of My Pig (The)" is a different tune.


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