Spirits of Whisky (3)

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X:1 T:Spirits of Whisky [3] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador (B/d/) | eAA eAA | BGG BGG | eAA eAA | def gdB | eAA eAA | BGG BGG | def gdB | B(.G.G) G2 :| |: g | eaa eaa | egg egg | eaa eaa | def gdB | eaa eaa | egg egg | def gdB | B(.A.A) A2 :|]



SPIRITS OF WHISKY [3]. AKA - "Spirits of Whiskey." AKA and see "Billy's Awake," "Cock in the Heath (1)," "Geese in the Bog (2)," "Humors of Duagh," "Jolly Old Wife (The)," "Made in Ireland," "Little Drummers (The)," "Tenpenny Bit (1)," "Three Little Drummers (The)," "Up Sligo." / Irish, Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Spirits of Whisky" is the name attached to the tune in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, published in Boston in 1883, although many names have been attached to the tune and its variants. In the early 78 RPM era it was recorded by accordion player John J. Kimmel (1918), piper Patsy Touhey (1919) and fiddler Frank Quinn (1926) as "The Three Little Drummers," and later in the century Dublin fiddlers James and John Kelly recorded it as "Up Sligo," while County Clare tinwhistle player Micho Russell called it "Tenpenny Bit."


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Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 46 (appears as an untitled quadrille). Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 62. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 92.






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