Sergeant O'Leary

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X:1 T:Sergeant O'Leary M:6/8 L:1/8 N:From an anonymous MS c. 1860's K:D A|:F2A d2f|F2A d2f|e2A (cBA)|e2A (cBA)| F2A d2f|F2A d2f|c2A cBA|1 f2e d2A:|2 f2e d2z| |:g3 f3|d2d def|g2e f2d|efe efg| a3 f3|d2d def|g2A cBA|f2e d2z:||



SERGEANT O'LEARY. American, Jig or Quick Step (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB. The tune is from an American military manuscript collection of the 1860's. The first part is similar to an untitled Pennsylvania collected quadrille in Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle…, 1981, No. 458, p. 440). A whole time version of the tune under the title "O'Connell's March to Jara" was collected by the Rev. Luke Donnellan and published in his article "Oriel Songs and Dances" published in the Journal of the County Louth Archaeological Society (vol. II, No. 2, 1909; No. 98),

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Mattson & Walz (Old Fort Snelling Book for the Fife), 1974; p. 82 (from a MS collection of c. 1860's).

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