Wee Bag of Praties (The)

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X:2 T:Wee Bag of Praties, The M:C L:1/8 S:Howe’s 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb e/ | dBBd ecce | dBBd e2 c>e | dBBd eccd/e/ | \ L:1/16 f2d2e2c2 B4 B3|| L:1/8 B/ | B>dcB AFFG | ABcd e2 c>A | B>d cB AF F2 |\ L:1/16 f2d2e2c2 B4 B3||

WEE BAG OF PRATIES, THE. Irish, Reel (whole time). G Major. (Stanford/Petrie): B Flat Major (Howe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. P.W. Joyce (1873) remarks: "I learned this air in my childhood; I remember also a few lines of the song, but they are quite unworthy of preservation."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 20. Elias Howe (Howe’s 500 Irish Melodies Ancient and Modern), Boston, c. 1880; p. 502 (a collection of “Irish” tunes from previous Howe publications, plus 200 tunes from P.M. Joyce’s 1873 Ancient Irish Music). Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873; No. 43, p. 45. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 607, p. 152.

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