Annotation:Smash the Windows (3)

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X:1 T:Smash the Windows [3] M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Howe – 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D2 FA | d2 eA | G2F2 | EFGE | D2 FA | dfeg | fgec | d2d2 :| |: affd | A2af | geec | G2ge | fdge | afbg | fgec | d2d2 :|

SMASH THE WINDOWS [3]. Irish, English(?); Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Smash the Windows (3)" appears in the section of 'English Airs' in Howe's Musician's Omnibus (c. 1863), although his authority for assigning that provenance is unknown. A similar, though not exact, version with the same title was entered into the c. 1909 music manuscript collection of Oriel region, south Ulster, curate and fiddler biography:Rev. Luke Donnellan. However, as Donnellan researcher Conor Ward points out, "Smash the Windows (3)" is but a duple-time setting of the 6/8 time jig "Smash the Windows (1)." The Donnellan version, notes Conor, clearly shows the source for the tune in the ms. was playing it in 6/8 but was misinterpreted as 4/4 time.

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Printed sources : - Howe (Musician's Omnibus No. 3), c. 1865; p. 234. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 161. Gerry O'Connor (The Rose in the Gap), 2018; No. 231, p. 115.

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