Tristram Shandy (1)

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X:1 % T:Tristam Shandy [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 3, p. 89. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C d|cAG G2G|ABA G2G|ABA ABd|f3 e2d| cAG G2G|ABA G2G|ABA AGA|c3 c3:| |:e2f gag|e2f gag|e2f gag|f3 e2d| e2f g2g|gaf g2g|aba agf|f3 e2d:|]



TRISTRAM SHANDY [1]. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is contained in the large mid-19th century collection of Canon James Goodman (vol. iii, p. 89) [1]. "Tristram Shandy (1)" appears to be related to the family of tunes that includes “Bothár ó thuaidh go dtí Árainn (An)” (South Road to Aran) and “Billy O'Rourke's the Buachaill (1)." The relationship does not appear to be cognate, but there are similarities in melodic contour and some harmonic concordances.

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