Sligo Chorus (The)

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X:1 T:Sligo Chorus, The M:C| L:1/8 B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 239, no. 1273 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:D (AG)|(3FED (AD) BDAD|(3FED (3ABc d2 (AG)|(3FED (AD) BG (3GFG|BdcA GBAG| (3FED (AD) BDAD|(3FED (3ABc d2 (3ABc|dfec dc (3ABc|dcAF G2|| (AB)|cABG (3ABA AB|cABG A2 (ed)|cBcd eaaf|gedc dfed| cABG (3ABA AB|cABG A2 (3ABc|dfec dc (3ABc|dcAF G2|]



SLIGO CHORUS, THE ("Claisceadal Sligaig" or "Luinneog Sligig"). Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is a distanced variant of the more well-known "Chorus Jig (1)." See also the related “O'Rourke's.” Variants of the first strain, notes Paul de Grae, occur in "Within a Mile of Dublin (2)", "Jennie Rock the Cradle," "Jacky Latin/Jackie Layton," and "Four Courts (1) (The)"[1].


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago police patrolman, piper and flute player John Ennis, originally from County Kildare [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1273, p. 239. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 541, p. 101.






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