Annotation:Seaman's Club (The)

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X:1 T:Seaman's Club, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 934 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D2|D>GG>B A>GE>G|D>GG>B e2 d>B|d>gf>e d2 c>B|c>Bc>e d>BA>G| D>GG>B A>GE>G|D>GG>B e2 d>B|d2 g>f e>dc>B|d>cA>B G2:| |:g>a|b>gf>g e>gd>B|c>BA>G F>GA>B|B>GB>d e>ce>g|a>gf>e d2 B>A| Ggfg egfg|dgfg bgfg|d>gf>e d>cB>A|G2G2G2:|

SEAMAN'S CLUB, THE (Cumann na Mairnealac/Mairnealaig). AKA and see "Sherman's Reel," "Yacht Club." Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Collector Captain Francis O’Neill was a sailor in his youth, and was even shipwrecked in the Pacific for a time before being rescued by a passing vessel. He also worked for a time on the Great Lakes as a seaman. Fr. John Quinn finds the identical tune (set as a reel) earlier published as "Yacht Club", in Ryans Mammoth Collection (1883), and in George Saunders' tutor as "Sherman's Reel," claimed as a Saunders composition.

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Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 214. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1768, p. 329. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 934, p. 160.

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