Tear the Calico (1)

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X:1 T:Tear the Calico (1) R:Reel B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 236, no. 1255 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G GE (3EEE (cA)BG|AGEG A2(BA)|GEEE cABG|AFGE D2 D2| G>E (3EEE (cA)BG|AGEG A2 Bc|dBcA BGAF|GEDE G2 GE|| BddB cABG|AGEG A2(Ac)|BddB cABG|AFGE D2 D2| BddB cABG|AGEG A2 A2|BddB cABG|AGAB c2(BA)|| G2(BG) G2(BG)|AGEG AcBA|G2(BG) G2(BG)|AFGE D2 D2| G2(BG) G2(BG)|AGEG AcBA|dBcA BGAF|GEDE G2 G2|]

TEAR THE CALICO [1] (“Strac an Eadaig/Cadas” or “Stróic an Ceaileacó”). AKA and see "Blue Meadow (The)," "Fair Wind (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major (E Minor?). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. The famed Kilfenora Ceili Band recorded the tune in 1958 as "Blue Meadow (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago fiddler Liz Carroll & accordion player Tommy Maguire [Breathnach]; Rev. Luke Donnellan music ms. (c. 1909, Oriel region, south Ulster) [O'Connor].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. III), 1985; No. 137, p. 64. O'Connor (The Rose in the Gap), 2018; No. 63, p. 50. O'Neill (Music of Ireland), 1903; No. 1255, p. 298. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 525, p. 98.

Recorded sources : - Hemisphere 7243 8 31216 25, The Bothy Band - “Celtic Graces” (1994. Appears as “Rip the Calico”). Mulligan, The Bothy Band - “Out of the Wind into the Sun” (1977. Appears as “Rip the Calico”).

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