Annotation:Sheamuis bhig a’ bhfuil ocras ort? (A)

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X:1 T:Untitled 'Barndance' T:Roving Bachelor T:A Sheamuis Bhig a bhfuil Ocras Ort? I:Transcribed from the playing of Donegal fiddler John I:Doherty M:C L:1/8 B:Feldman & O'Doherty - Northern Fiddler (1979, p. 92) R:HIghland K:G d3c|:SB2 BA Bd{a}ge|d2 de dBGA|B2 BA Bdge|1dBAB [G,2G2] G>C:|1 DBAB G2 ef|| gfed edBd|gfed e3 f|{a}gfed ef{a}ge|dBAB G2 ef| gfed edBd|gfed e2 ef|gabg efge|dge^c dBGAS||

SHEAMUIS BHIG A’ bhFUIL OCRAS ORT?, A (Little Seamus are you Hungry?). AKA and see “Roving Bachelor (The).” Irish, Highland (whole time). Ireland, Donegal. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. This tune, which appears as an 'untitled barn dance' in Feldman & O'Doherty's The Northern Fiddler (1979), is "actually a Highland and known throughout Donegal as "A Sheamuis Big a bhruil Ocreas Ort? (Are you hungry little Seamus?) and appears in Cole's/Ryan as "Roving Bachelor (The)" [1]." It is one of the relatively few highlands derived from a song air, rather than a Scottish strathspey melody.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John Doherty (Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty).

Printed sources : - Feldman & O’Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 92 (bottom. Appears as “Untitled Barndance” although it is a Highland).

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  1. Caoimh'n Mac Aoidh, notes to The Northern Fiddler', Nigel Gatherer's Traditional Music site [1]