Shins about the Fireside (3)

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X:1 T:Shins about the Fireside [3] M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Howe – 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D g | fded cAAg | fdec d2 de | fedc dAAB | =cAGE D2D :| |: D/E/ | FGAB =cAAG | Add^c d2 de | fdec dAAB | =cAGE D2D :|



SHINS ABOUT THE FIRESIDE [3]. AKA and see "Bog Road," "Box about the Fireplace," "Did You Wash Your Father's Shirt?," "Disappointed Coquette (The)," "Ghile Beag lé m'Anam Thú," "Molly Jones," "Spailpín Fánach (2) (The)," "Tom Sullivan's," "West Cork Reel." Irish, Reel (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was collected as an air entitled "Ghile Beag lé m'Anam Thú" by George Petrie (Stanford/Petrie, Complete Collection, 1905, No. 1151). Variants of the melody are played as both polkas and reels in Ireland (see alternate titles). See also the same first strain in "Oíche Nollag," "Strawberry Blossom (2)," "Mill Stream (The)" and Petrie's (Stanford/Petrie, 1905) untitled airs No. 154 and No. 258.

See note for "Did You Wash Your Father's Shirt?" for extended discussion.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 162.






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