Snow on the Hills (The)

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X:1 T:The Snow on the Hills B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 245, no. 1306 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige M:C| L:1/8 K:G G2 (dG) BGdG|GABd cAFA|G2 (dG) Bcde|fdcB cAFA| G2 (dG) BGdG|GABd cAFA|GABc dfeg|fdcA GABc|| dgga bgaf|dggf d2 (cA)|dgga bgag|fdcB GABc| dgga bgag|dggf defg|abag fgfe|defd cAFA|]

SNOW ON THE HILLS, THE (An sneace/sneactad air/ar na cnuicib). Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'B (O'Neill/Krassen).

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Source for notated version : - Robert Lawson [O'Neill].Robert Lawson. Lawson was an uilleann piper mentioned by O'Neill in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913) who inherited a beautiful set of Egan pipes from Aughavas born piper, Sergeant James Early, which had originally belonged to Kerry man ‘Dan’ O’Keeffe (1821-1899). They were stolen from Lawson in a Bowery bar-room in New York after he had been "slipped a Mickey" (i.e. fed some “knock-out drops").

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 115. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1306, p. 245. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 569, p. 105.

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