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X:1 T:Sweeney’s Dream M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel K:D d~D3 ABdf | gfed fdBc | d~F3 ABdB | AFDF EF D2 :| faab afdf | gfed cdeg | f~a3 b~g3 | afeg fdde | f~a3 b~g3 | afeg fdBc | d~F3 ABdf | (3agf eg fd d2 ||



SWEENEY'S DREAM. AKA and see "Girl with the Laughing Eyes (The)," “Lame Fisherman (The),” "Paddy Killoran's (1).” Irish, Reel (whole or cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Breathnach, Vallely): AABB (Treoir). The title refers to the renowned south County Sligo fiddler Paddy Sweeney (1894-1974), with whom Ballymote (also south Sligo) fiddler Paddy Killoran (1905-1965) recorded the tune as a duet in the early 1930's in New York City. See also the “Rising Sun (2)”/Brightest Eyes”/”Jolly Clam-Digger's” family of tunes.


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Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 108, p. 54 (appears as “Gan ainm/No title”). Treoir, vol. 35, No. 1, 2003; p. 29. Vallely (Armagh Pipers Club Play 50 Reels), 1982; No. 35, p. 18.

Recorded sources : - Coleman Heritage Center CHC 007, Paddy Sweeney & Paddly Killoran - "From Ballymote to Brooklyn" (2002). Tara Music TARACD 2006, "Noel Hill & Tony Linnane" (1979).

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



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