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WE'LL ALL TAKE A COACH AND TRIP IT AWAY. AKA and see "Old Grey Goose (1)." Irish, Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEE. Francis O'Neill says that D'arcy McGee wrote a song for the melody entitled "I would not give my Irish wife for all the dames of Saxon land," but that title has been linke to other tunes. A four-strain variant of the the jig is printed by P.W. Joyce, called "Rakes of Kinsale (The)." O'Farrell's setting was entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript copybook of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [1]. Goodman also prints a tune called "Humors of Millstreet" [2] that has a first strain that is cognate with a first strain of "We'll all take a Coach and Trip it away."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O’Farrell (Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes), 1804; p. 39.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]




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