Unfortunate Rake (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Unfortunate Rake [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:”Quick” B:Smollet Holden - Collection of favourite Irish Airs (London, c. 1841; p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin B|Bee efg|f^dB AGF|Eee efg|f^dB B2A| Bee efg|f^dB AGF|GBe GAB|AGF E2|| F|GBB B>AG|F^DF AGF|GBE G>AB|AGF E2F| GBB BAG|F^DF AAg|f>e^d e=dB|AGE E2||



UNFORTUNATE RAKE [1], THE (“An Rioboid Mio-Admarac” or “Reice an Mhi-adha”). AKA and see “Basket of Turf,” “Bundle and Go (3),” “Cliab Móna (An) ,” “Disconsolate Buck (The)," "Lass from Collegeland (The),” “Up Sligo (1),” “Wandering Harper (The),” “Wee Wee Man.” Irish, Jig (6/8 time). E Minor/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, Kennedy, Kerr, Levey): AABB’ (O’Neill). "The Wandering Harper" is a song set to the tune, printed in Crosby's Irish Musical Repository (1808). "Basket of Turf" is a close variant, with parts reversed.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago Police Sergeant James O’Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down, musically trained, who served as Francis O’Neill’s transcriber and collaborator [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 59. Smollet Holden (Collection of favourite Irish Airs), London, c. 1841; p. 9. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 191, p. 44. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 27, p. 38. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 39, p. 17. O’Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 48. O’Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 970, p. 180. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 89.






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