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X:1 T:Rover [4], The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 189, p. 40) 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 DGGA Bc/d/ cB|AFcF dFcF|DGGA Bdfd|cAfA AG G2:| Gggf ga/b/ ag|fcgc acgc|dggf ga/b/ ag|fdcA AG G2| Gggf ga/b/ ag|fcgc acgc|bgaf ga/b/ ag|fdcA AG G2||

ROVER [4], THE (An Fiaire Feá). AKA and see "Bonny Lass of Luss (The)," "Dublin Lasses (2)," "Miss Hay's Reel (2)," "Mr. John Shaw Stewart’s (1)," "Mrs. Crawfurd of Donside," "Scotch Hunt (1)," "Sir James Campbell's Strathspey and Gigg," "Sir John Shaw Stewart's Strathspey." Irish, Reel. G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Related to “Dowd's Favorite”/“O'Dowd's Favourite” and “Tee Ree Reel (The).” Breathnach (1996) also finds it related to O’Neill’s “Murtough Molloy” (DMI, No. 741), “Flowers in May,” “Ladies' Pantaloons,” and “Scotch Hunt (1).” Sliabh Luachra fiddler Denis Murphy played a variant he called “Dublin Lasses (2),” although it bears no relation to the “Dublin Lasses” as printed by O’Neill. However, the tune is a major mode setting of the G minor strathspey "Mr. John Shaw Stewart’s (1)/Sir John Shaw Stewart's Strathspey" printed in Edinburgh by the Gow family.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the c. 1880's collection of fiddler and uilleann piper biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894, Farnaght, County Leitrim) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. IV), 1996; No. 177, p. 82.

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