Strop the Razor (1)
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  (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).