Annotation:Smash the Windows (2)

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X:1 T:Smash the Windows (2) R:Reel M:2/4 L:1/16 B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 257, no. 1382 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:D D2|DFED F2A2|defd ecAF|G2T(GE) F2T(FD)|E2(EF) GFEF| DFED F2A2|d2(fd) ecAd|f2(fd) gece|d2dd d2|| (fg)|a2f2 defg|f2g2 agfa|g2e2 cdef|e2f2 gfeg| (3fgf ed (3gag fe|(3aba gf (3gag fe|(3fgf ed gece|d2dd d2|]

SMASH THE WINDOWS [2] (Bris na fuinneogide). Irish, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O’Neill): AA’BB’ (Miller). A reel setting of the more famous jig “Smash the Windows (1)." Paul de Grae suggests it was an amusement of Francis O'Neill's scribe, Chicago police sergeant and fiddler, James O'Neill, to fashion a reel from the 6/8 setting[1]. The tune could be played as a fling.

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Source for notated version : -

Printed sources : - Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 248, p. 150. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 129. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1382, p. 257.

Recorded sources - Green Linnet SIF 1016, The Irish Tradition (with fiddler Brendan Mulvihill) – “The Corner House” (1978). Ossian OSS CD 130, Sliabh Notes – “Along Blackwater’s Banks” (2002. Learned by Dónal Murphy in a session in Miltown Malbay during Willie Week, 2001).

See also listings at: : - Alan Ng’s [1]

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Additional notes

  1. Paul de Grae, "Notes to Sources in the O'Neill Collections", 2017.