Sailor's Return (1) (The)
X:1 T:Sailor’s Return , The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin BAGF DGGB|AFcF dFcF|BAGF (3D=E^F GA|BABc dgga| (3bag a^f gdd=e|FdcB AF F2|BAGF (3D=E^F GA|BdcA BG G2|| Ggg^f gag=f|Fff=e fgaf|Ggg^f dgga|(3bag af dgga| (3bag (3agf gdd=e|fdcB AF F2|BAGF (3D=E^F GA| BdcA BG G2||
SAILOR'S RETURN , THE (Fillead an mairnealaig). AKA and see "Eileen Curran (1)," “Maura Connolly's,” "Sailors Set on Shore," "Sailors on Shore." Irish, Reel. G Dorian (O'Neill): A Dorian (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The reel is usually known as "Eileen Curran's" in modern session repertoire. Paul Cranford (1997) finds O'Neill's "Sailor's Return " to be a reel setting of Scottish fiddler-composer Robert Mackintosh's 18th century strathspey “Lady Dalrymple.” Set as a reel, in 1883 it was included in Ryan's Mammoth Collection as "Sailors Set on Shore/Sailors on Shore," in a setting very similar to the one O'Neill later used. The American tune “Paresis” is also a related tune, published in the turn of the 20th century Harding Collection, from which source Cape Breton fiddlers picked up the tune. “Maura Connolly's” is a related tune.