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X:1 T:Rakes of Irishmen M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Quick" B:Smollet Holden - A Collection of Favorite Irish Airs (London, 1818, p. 30) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F/E/|D>ED D2d|AFA AFA|BdB AFA|EFE EFE| D>ED D2d|AFA AFA|BdB AFA|DED D2|| (d/4e/4f/4g/4)|[A3a3][B3b3]|a>ba afd|gag faf|ede fdB| [A3a3][B3b3]|{f}ede fdB|AFA dAF|DED D2||



R.M. Levey

RAKES OF IRISHMEN, THE. AKA and see "Ranting Rake (The)." Irish??, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The jig appears earliest in the 1818 collection of publisher Smollet Holden (London). It later was printed in the publications of flute player John Clinton and violinist Richard Michael R.M. Levey (1811–1899), both born in Ireland but both of whom had successful careers in England on the concert stage largely playing classical music. The title sounds like it is for a non-Irish audience. Francis O'Neill printed the tune as "Ranting Rake (The)." The jig was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [1].


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Printed sources : - Clinton (Gems of Ireland), 1841; No. 179, p. 92. David Glen (Irish Tunes for the Scottish and Irish War-Pipes), 1911; No. 54, p. 19. Smollet Holden (Collection of Favorite Irish Airs, vol. 2), London, 1818; p. 30. Smollet Holden (Collection of favourite Irish Airs), London, c. 1841; p. 30. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 48, p. 40. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 1st Collection), 1858; No. 78, p. 31.

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