Three Merry Sisters of Fate (The)
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THREE MERRY SISTERS OF FATE, THE. Irish, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. The tune is distantly related to "Merry Sisters (The)" AKA "Three Merry Sisters," first printed in Boston, Mass., in William Bradbury Ryan's Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), albeit with an Irish provenance indicated. Altan's tune has some similarities and some differences, not that least of which is the major vs. minor mode difference. However, generally it may be considered that the second strain of "Three Merry Sisters of Fate" is cognate with the third strain of Ryan's "Three Merry Sisters."