Sweet Biddy of Ballyvourney

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X:1 T:Sweet Biddy of Ballyvourney M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 244, no. 1301 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:G G2 (BG) Bdde|fdgd fdcA|G2 (BG) Bdde|fdcA AG G2:| Tg2 (dg) gbag|f2 (de) fgaf|g2 (dg) gbag|fdcA AG G2| g2 (dg) g2 (de)|fgag fdef|dfga b2 (ag)|fdcA AG G2|]



SWEET BIDDY OF BALLYVOURNEY (Brigidin milis/deas ui/ua Baile-Muirne). Irish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. See and compare the first strains of “Pretty Girls of Mayo,” and “Sweeney’s Reel.” Breathnach (1963) is of the opinion that the second part of this tune in the O’Neill's collections does not go with the first part. Paul de Grae finds variants as “Music in the Forge,” Breathnach’s “Tameen's Reel,” Willie Clancy's "Ceol na gCeártan" and “Irishman's Love (2) (The)” in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1301, p. 244. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 566, p. 104.



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



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