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X:1 T:Pride of the Ball T:Steeple Chase [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909), No. 342 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D Mix cB|A2 FD A2 FD|EGAB cBcA|G2EC G2EC|EGAB c2 Bc| A2FD A2FD|EGAB c2 Bc|dBcA BGAF|GBAF D2:| |:FG|Addd dcAG|FGAB c2 BA|G2 ECG2EC|EGAB c2 Bc| Addd dcAG|FGAB cBce|dBcA BGAF|GBAF D2:|]



STEEPLE CHASE [1]. AKA and see "Family Estate (The)," "Girl with the Handsome Face (The)," "McKenna's Reel," "Miss Wright's Reel," "Mollie's Bonnet," "Molloy's Night Cap," "Pigeon on the Gate (5)," "Pride of the Ball," "Queen's Wedding (The)," "Swallow's Tail Reel (The)," "Take your Hand away," "Village Reel (1).” Irish, American; Reel. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Usually known under the “Swallowtail/Swallow's Tail” title, as recorded in the cylinder and early 78 RPM era by Chicago fiddler John McFadden, piper Patsy Touhey, and, in 1927, Michael Coleman.


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Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; Appendix No. 6, p. 574. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 43 and p. 37 (appears as "Pride of the Ball"). Harding Collection (1915) and Harding's Original Collection (1928); No. 169. Henebry, 1928; No. 67, p. 243. JIFSS, Vol. XVII, p. 39 (appears as "Village Reel"). Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 342, p. 157 (untitled reel). O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1268. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 71.



See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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