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X:1 T:Reel [97] T:Untitled T:Tom Ward’s Downfall M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 261, p. 55) B: N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G dc|B2 BG AEGE|DEGB AGEG|DEGA BABd|1 edBG A2:|2 edBG A2G2|| |:G2 ga g2 ed|eaab a2 ge|gfge d2 Bd|1 edBG A2G2:|2 edBG A2||

REEL [97]. Irish, Reel (whole time). This untitled reel was entered into Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).

Grier researchers Fr. John Quinn and Conor Ward find the tune is cognate with the family of tunes that includes "Tom Ward's Downfall," "Follow Me Down to Carlow (3)," "Let a Body Lie with You," "Long Hills of Mourne (The)," and "Mourne Mountains (1)."

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