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X:1 T:Suantvaidhe M:C L:1/8 R:Air S:Howe – 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gdor GA | B2A2B2 GA | B2 c>A B3B | c2G2 AGFE | G2F2F2 EF | G2G2 AGFE | F2G2 e2 de | f2 ed cedc | =B2G2 A2 GF || E2G2 _BGFE | G2F2F4 | E2G2 BGFE | G2F2F2 EF | G2G2 AGFE | F2G2e2 de | f2 ed cedc | =B2G2G2 ||



SUANTVAIDHE. Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Dorian/F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is identified in Howe as a lullaby. Howe's title, "Suantvaidhe" is perhaps a corruption of Frank Roche's title "Suantrai ciarraighe," although the melodies differ. Indeed, suantraí is the Irish Gaelic word for lullaby.


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Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 21. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music).






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