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X:1 T:Thady’s Wattle M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe Q:"Moderate & Well Marked" B:R.M. Levey – First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858, No. 52, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2 BG BddB|{d}cBcd ef g2|G2 BG Bdgd|ecBc A2G2:| |:g2 (ag/a/) bggd|{f}edef gdBG|g2 (ag/a/) bggd|edcB B2A2| bgaf gfed|egfa gedB|GBAc Bdgd|ecBc A2G2:|]



TADY'S WATTLE (Maide Taidgin). AKA - "Tadie's Wattle," "Taddy's Wattle," "Thady's Wattle." AKA and see “Comely Jane Downing,” "Goroum (The)," "Maide Taidgin," "Seymour's Fancy," “Tory/Torry Burn Lasses,” "Torryburn." Irish, Scottish; Reel or Hornpipe. G Major (most versions): F Major (Howe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Howe, O'Neill): AABB (Levey). 'Tady' i.e. Teddy, from Theodore. ‘Wattle’ refers to a stick. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Glasgow musician James Aird's 1782 collection as "Tadie's Wattle," but all versions seem to be derived from the older Scottish "Torry Burn." Paul de Grae finds a cognate version in George Petrie's collection as "Goroum (The)" (Stanford/Petrie No. 898).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Thomas Dunphy [O'Neill]. Pula de Grae finds no mention of Dunphy in any of O'Neill's writings, save as one of the contributors he thanks in the introduction to Music of Ireland (1903).

Printed sources : - Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 2), c. 1786; p. 5, No. 14 (appears as “Tadie’s Wattle”). Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 606. R.M. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 52, p. 21. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 134. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1416, p. 263. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems) 1907; No. 653, p. 117.






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