Sailor's Cravat (The)

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X:1 T:The Sailor’s Cravat M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 268, no. 1446 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:D d2(fe) dcBd|ABFB ADFA|d2(fe) dcBd|AFDF (PGE) Ez| d2(fe) dcBd|ABFB ADFA|d2(fe) dcBd|AFEG (FD)D2|| AddA BAFA|defd (Be) ez|AddA BcdB|AFGE (FD)D2| AddA BAFA|defd (Be) ez|AddA Bgfe|dBAG (FD)D2|]



SAILOR'S CRAVAT, THE (Carabat an loingseoir). AKA and see “Reel of Tralishlane.” Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). Researchers Fr. John Quinn and Conor Ward find County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier's (c. 1824-1894) "Miss Steward" to be a cognate of "Sailor's Cravat."

Additional notes

John McFadden

Source for notated version: - Chicago fiddler John McFadden (c. 1847-c. 1913) [O'Neill]. McFadden was born in County Mayo into a musical family; his father and brother were both fiddlers. He had a large repertoire and was the source for numerous tunes in the O'Neill collections. He was also valued by O'Neill for his original compositions and for his ability to spontaneously create melodic variations as he played.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 140. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1446, p. 268. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 681, p. 121.

Recorded sources: - Green Linnet Records, Jack and Charlie Coen – “The Branch Line” (1992. Reissue of Topic Records album recorded in 1977. Learned by Jack Coen from accordion player Paddy O’Brien).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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