Tumble the Tinker

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X:1 T:Tumble the Tinker M:6/8 L:1/8 S:John McFadden, Chicago Z:Paul Kinder K:G d/2c/2|:BAG GDG|GBd gdc|BAG GFG|A2 G Adc| BAG GDG|GBd gdB|cec BdB|1A2 G Adc:|2A2 G GBc|| |:d3 BGB|def gdB|ded BGB|A2 G ABc| |1d2 d BGB|def gdB|cec BdB|A2 G ABc:| |2dBd def|gba gdB|cec BdB|A2 G Gdc||



TUMBLE THE TINKER. AKA and see "Jackson's Jig (7)," "Piper's Jig (The)." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. O’Neill (1922) remarks: “An excellent double jig called "Tumble the Tinker" was printed for the first time in the enlarged edition of O'Neill's Irish Music for Piano or Violin, issued in 1915. It was obtained from John McFadden a clever traditional Irish fiddler of Chicago, who until then had forgotten the tune since last leaving his native Mayo some forty years before. Since its publication as stated, a spirited second finish has been developed. As varied in the present setting ‘Tumble the Tinker’, heretofore so little known, is assuredly worthy of preservation, and enhanced publicity.” See also the “Wollop the Potlid” family of tunes, and the related “Trip to Killarney.”


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler John McFadden (Chicago) [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 183, p. 100. O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 180.






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