Rolling on the Ryegrass (2)

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X:1 % T:Rolling on the Ryegrass [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:James Goodman manuscripts (mid-19th century) B:Hugh Shields – Tunes of the Munster Pipers, No. 378 (1998) K:Ador AG|:EAAG AcBA|EAAB G2 ED|EAAG G2 Bd|1 efge dcBA:|2 efge d2 ef|| g2 eg fdBd|g2 ef g2 af|g2 eg fdBd|efge d2z2| g2 eg fdBd|g2 ef g2g2|bgaf gfed|efge dcBA||




ROLLING ON THE RYEGRASS [2]. AKA and see "Irish Pat," “Sporting Paddy (1).” Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’B. The melody appears is in Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman’s mid-19th century music manuscripts. Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections. The tune is a version of “Sporting Paddy (1),” although Goodman did include the melody usually well-known today as “Rolling on the Ryegrass (1),” albeit under the name “Telegraph (The).”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - James Goodman music manuscript collection, vol. 3 [County Cork, mid-19th century) [Shields].

Printed sources : - Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 378, p. 150.

Recorded sources: -



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