Annotation:Shanavest and Corovoth (2)

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X:1 T:Shanavest and Corovoth [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Andante" S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 459 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin F>G | A>B G>A F>G A=B | c>=B cd f2 ef | d>f ed cAGE | D2D2D2 F>G | A>B GA FGA=B | c=Bcd f2 ef | d>f ed cAGE | {E}D2D2D2 || F>G | A>d de f2 ed | d^cAG A3G | A<dde f2 ed | d^cec d3c | A<d d^c d>efg | fdcA cdef | d>f ed cAGE | D2D2D2 ||

SHANAVEST AND COROVOTH [2] (An Sean-bhest 's an Carabhat). Irish, Air (4/4 time). AKA and see "John Doe." D Minor/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Petrie): AAB (Howe, Joyce, Mulvihill). “A faction tune” states Joyce, while Martin Mulvihill notes, “a faction fighting tune of the ‘Cooleens’ and ‘Black Mulvihills.’” See note for “annotation:Shanavest and Caravat (1)" for more. Paul de Grae [1] finds other cognate tunes in George Petrie's collections: "John Doe," "Is iomadha yeóman malluighthe do thill a dhóghadh" (Stanford/Petrie No. 1519), "Réltán leanbhach (An)" (Stanford/Petrie, No. 1520), and Canon James Goodman's "Raelthion Leanabhach (An)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - “(The Irish collector) Mr. Joyce, from his grandmother, aged 90" [Stanford/Petrie]; Joyce remarks he took it down from her in 1854, and that she told him she learned it in her childhood [Joyce]; Mulvihill lists Joyce as his source.

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician's Omnibus Complete), 1864; p. 505. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 24. Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1890; No. 30, p. 32. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 56, p. 131. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 459, p. 116.

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  1. Paul de Grae, Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections", 2017.