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X:1 T:Sally McGee T:Sally Magee [2] M:6/8 L;1/8 R:Jig S:O’Farrell – National Irish Music for the Union Pipes (1804) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Edor AG | EAA AGA | BGG GBd | cdc BAB | GEE E2 :| cd | efe ded/c/ | BGG GBd | efe dec | BGE c2d | efe ded/c/ | BGG GAB | cdc BAB | GEE E2 ||



SALLY McGEE. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The first strain is similar to Francis O'Neill's "Sally Magee (1)," albeit in a different mode. Paul de Grae remarks that a setting in County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman's mid-19th century music manuscript "seems like a "folk-processed" version of O'Farrell's tune." Goodman entered two versions in his large multi-volume collections; in vol. 2, p. 172[1] and vol. 3, p. 121.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Goodman had the tune from ms. lent to him by a pipe maker named Doogan.

Printed sources : - O’Farrell (National Irish Music for the Union Pipes), 1804; p. 23. Hugh Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 1), 1998; No. 461.






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