Separation of Soul and Body

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X:1 T:Separation of Soul and Body M:C| L:1/8 N:”Attributed to Carolan” S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 671 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gm d2g2 gfga | b2ag g2fg | b2ag f2dc | cd fg b3a | g2gf d2cB | Bcde f2ag | fdcB A2GF | G2g2 g4 :| |: D2G2 GFGA | B2AG G2FG | Bcde fdg2 | g6 d2 | B2AG G2AB | cAGF F2fe | fdcA GFDF | G2A2 G4:|]

SEPARATION OF SOUL AND BODY. Irish, Air (cut time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Petrie notes this elegiac air is attributed to blind harper Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), though does specify by which authority. It was first printed by John & William Neal in Dublin in 1724 in their Collection of Most Celebrated Irish Tunes, but without naming a composer.

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Printed sources : - Mulholland (A Collection of Ancient Irish Airs, vol. 2), 1810; p. 81. John & William Neal (A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes ), Dublin, 1724; p. 16. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 671, p. 168.

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