Smoky Chimney (The)

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X:1 T:The Smoky Chimney M:4/4 L:1/8 R:hornpipe Z:transcribed by Paul de Grae K:D (3ABc | d3 e fdAF | GFGA BG E2 | ef (3gfe cABc | defe ADFA | dcde fdAF | GFGA BG E2 | ef (3gfe cABc | dAfe d2 :|| ||: de | fefg afdf | gfga bgeg | fgaf defe | (3efe (3dcB A2 Ae | fefg afdf | gfga bgeg | afge (3fed ec |1 Agfe d2 :|| 2 Agfe def^g | ||: a2 ^g2 a3 f | fe^df e2 c2 | B2 A2 B2 ^G | 1 EB^GB A (3ef^g :||2 EB^GB A3 B || ||: c2 a2 c2 Ac | d2 b2 B3 c | def^g agaf | edcBc AB |



SMOKY CHIMNEY, THE (An Deatacan Toiteac).AKA and see “Ivy Leaf Reel (1)," "Johnston's Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) under the title “The Ivy Leaf,” credited to Zeke Backus, who likely was involved in blackface minstrelsy, but was printed by Francis O'Neill (1903) as "Smoky Chimney." An early recording of the tune was made in New York in 1934 by William McElligott, an accordion player originally from Newcastle West, County Limerick, who lived most of his life in the United States. Cognate melodies are "Brown Paper Hornpipe" appearing in a few Yorkshire musicians' manuscript collections of the first half of the 19th century, and "Johnston's Hornpipe" from Köhler's Violin Repository, vol. 3 (c. 1883).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Edward Cronin [O'Neill]. Chicago fiddler Cronin was originally from County Limerick, born in the 1840's.

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 182. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1635, p. 304.

Recorded sources : - Spin CD1001, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae - “The Smoky Chimney” (1996. Learned from the playing of Sliabh Luachra, Co. Kerry, fiddler Padraig O’Keeffe. O’Keeffe added two parts to the tune as found in O’Neill. Maire O’Keeffe {in liner notes to the album} reports that O’Keeffe himself may have composed the third part, while the fourth part is the ‘B’ part of a six-part tune called “Kitty O’Neill’s Champion,” found inRyan’s Mammoth/Cole’s 1000).




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