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X:1 T:Up and Down the Stairs M:12/8 L:1/8 R:Slide B:Breathnach & Small - Ceol Rince na hEireann vol. 5 (1999, No. 70) K:D d2e f2d e3 d2e|f2B {c}B2B f2B {c}B2cB|d2e f2d efe d2f| e2A {c}A2A e2A A3|d2e f2 d e2f d2e|f2B {c}BAB f2B {c}B3| d2e f2d efe d2f|e2A {c}A2A e2A A3||agf g2e {a}f2e d2e| f2B {c}B2B f2B {c}B3|a2f g2e {a}f2e def|e2A {c}A2A e2A {c}A3| a2f {a}g2e f3 d2e|f2B {c}B2B f2B {c}B2f|{b}a2f g2e {a}f2 e def|e2A A2 A e2 A {c}A3||

UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS (Suas agus Síos an Staighre). AKA and see "Puddle the Butter," "Trip it up Stairs (1)." Irish, Slide (12/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Jackie Small, editor of Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. V, says this tune “is an example of the great store of old Leinster single jigs that (Kilmurry) had.” A version from the music manuscript of the Crawhall family set for the Northumbrian small-pipes was printed as "Puddle the Butter" by collector Cecil Sharp.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - whistle player and piper Joe Kilmurry (Baile na Carraige, County Westmeath) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann, vol. V), 1999; No. 70, p. 36.

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