Sword in Hand
X:1 T:Sword in Hand, The R:Reel Z:Yuval D:Bothy Band: Out of the Wind, Into the Sun M:C| K:Edor G2BG FGAF|EBBA BGEF|G2BG FGAc|1 d2AG FDEF:|2 d2AG FDDg|| |:f2ec dBAF|EBBA BGEg|f2ec dBAF|1 G2AG FDDg:|2 G2AG FDEF||
SWORD IN (THE) HAND, THE (An Claíomh i Láimh). AKA and see “Round/Around the World for Sport (2),” “Cork Lasses (2) (The),” “Conlon's Dream,” “Conolon's Dream,” "Little Pig Lamenting the Empty Trough (The)," "Sally on the Shore." Irish, Reel. E Dorian (Alewine): E Minor (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Breathnach): AA'BB' (Alewine). A reel with several variants that has also attracted several titles. Brendan Breathnach's source Brogan also called the tune “The Little Pig Lamenting the Empty Trough.” “The Cork Lasses” title is from the Goodman Manuscript in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin. However, Goodman entered a fragment (the opening several bars) of a cognate tune under the title "Union is Welcome to Ireland (The)," in a section of pipe tunes. Bulmer & Sharpley print it under the title “Conolon's Dream,” from Belfast fiddler Sean McGuire. “The Kerry Reel ," from Breathnach’s Ceol Rince na hÉireann IV (No. 112) is a version of “The Sword in Hand.” See also the related “Rambler in Cork.” Finally, “The Breast Knots” shows similarities with this tune.
- James Goodman music manuscript collection, Vol. 5, p. 26, No. 38