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X:1 T:Strop the Razor (1) T:1st Setting M:6/8 L:1/8 B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 206, no. 1092 N:1st repeat mark added. Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:G D|:DGG BAG|AFD FDC|DGG BAG|Add cAG| DGG BAG|AFD F2G|FED F2G|Add cAG:| |:DGG G2A|DFF F2G|DGG GFG|Add cAG| DGG G2A|DFF F2G|FED F2G|Add cAG:|]

STROP THE RAZOR [1] (Cuir faobar air an sgian-bearrta). Irish, Double Jig. G Major (Cole, O'Neill, Robbins, White): B Flat Major (Howe, Joyce). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (most versions): AABBCC (Kennedy). See also similar melodies: "Heart of My Kitty Still Warms to Me," "Kitty's Rambles," "Linehan's Rambles," "Murray's Maggot," "Petticoat Loose (2)," "Young Ettie Lee." The title appears in a list of tunes in his repertoire brought by Philip Goodman, the last professional and traditional piper in Farney, Louth, to the Feis Ceoil in Belfast in 1898 (Breathnach, 1997).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "From James Buckley, a Limerick piper" [Joyce].

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 60. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 19. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. 501 (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music). Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1890; No. 94, p. 96. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 179, p. 42. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1092, p. 206. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 285, p. 62. Robbins Music Corp. (The Robbins collection of 200 jigs, reels and country dances), New York, 1933; No. 173, p. 55. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 89. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 7, p. 2.

Recorded sources : - PTI 1041, James & John Kelly - "Irish Traditional Fiddle Music."

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