Annotation:Top of the Cliff (The)

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X:1 T:Top of the Cliff, The T:New-Mown Meadows, The T:Silver Top, The (parts reversed) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, Book 1, p. 38 (mid-19th century) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G A2 DE D2 EG|A2 BG AGEG|A2 DE D2 EG|G2 AG EF G2| A2DE D2 EG|A2 BG AGEG|c2 z2B2z2|G2 AG EF G2:| |:Bd d2 ed d2|A2 BG AG E2|Bd d2 eddB|G2 AG EF G2| Bd d2 eddB|A2 BG AG E2|c2z2B2d2 |G2 AG EF G2:|

TOP OF THE CLIFF (THE). AKA and see "Anderson's Reel (2)," "Miss Lane's Fancy," "My Love is on the Ocean (1)," "New Mown Meadows (The)," "Old Silver Spear," "Silver Spear (The)," "Silver Tip (The)," "Sliabh Bana." Irish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears as "Top of the Cliff" in County Cork Church of Ireland cleric James_Goodman's mid-19th century music manusripts. wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist) (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper and and Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections. Another version of the tune appears in the Goodman manuscripts under the title "Silver Top (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Goodman music manuscript collection, Book 1 (p. 38) [Shields].

Printed sources : - Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 88, p. 39.

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