Three Halfpence a Day (2)

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X:1 % T:Three Halfpence a Day [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O’Farrell – Pocket Companion, vol. II (c. 1806) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin A | D2E F2G | A2A ABG | A2A ABG | AFD D3 | D2E F2G | A2A ABG | f3 fed | cAG F2 :| |: c | =BGG AGG | =BGG AGG | gag g^fe | dBG G2c | BGG AGG | BGG AGG | fag fed | cAG F2 :|

THREE HALFPENCE A DAY [2]. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody modulates to G major briefly in the ‘B’ part. The tune is contained as well in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Canon James Goodman (County Cork).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Goodman had the jig from the music manuscripts of collector John Edward Pigot (1822–1871), whose source was "Miss O'Connel." She his informant for a half-dozen tunes and had lent Pigot a manuscript in her possession. Her "Three Halfpence a Day" is identical to the version published earlier by O'Farrell.

Printed sources : - O’Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; p. 121.

Recorded sources: -

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