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X:1 T:Tear it to Rags M:12/8 L:1/8 R:Single Jig B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection, Book IV (c. 1883, No. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G dBG G2B A2G G2B|dBG G2B A3 B2c|dBG G2B A2G G2B| |1cec BdB A3 B2c:|2 cec BdB A2B c2d||e3 d2f efe d2f| efe d2B A2B c2d|e3 d2f efe d2B|cec BdB A2B c2d|e3 d2f efe d2f| efe d2B A2B c2d|efg a2f g2e d2B|cec BdB A2f gfe||

TEAR IT TO RAGS (Stróic ina Ghiobail É). Irish, Single Jig (12/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Tear it to Rags" can be found in the large c. 1880's music manuscript collection of fiddler and uilleann piper biography:Stephen Grier, of Farnaght, Co. Leitrim. Fr. John Quinn identifies Grier's tune as a single jig version of "Limestone Rock," "You Never Saw Her Equal" and "Girl in Danger (2) (The)." He also clarifies that the tune labelled "Tear it to Rags" in Brendan Breathnach's Ceol Rince na hÉirreann vol. IV (1996; No. 67, p. 33) is not in fact the tune of that title in Book 4 of Grier's large manuscript collection; rather Breathnach's transcription is of an untitled 12/8 tune with a similar start on the next page of the Grier ms. (Book 4, No. 33, p. 9).

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