When first I left old Ireland

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X:1 T:When first I left old Ireland M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Andante" S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 863 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Fmin C/=E/ | FF FE/F/ | AF FA/B/ | c>B AC | E3 C/=E/ | FF FE/F/ | A>B cA | B>A FF | F3 || A/B/ | cc cc/>B/ | A>B c{c}B | AF/G/ AC | E3 C/=E/ | FF FE/F/ | A/>G/A/B/ c>A | B>A FF | F3 || A/B/ | cc c>B | (3A/B/c/ B>A FA/B/ | c>B (3A/B/c/ Bc/=e/ | f (3=e/f/g/ f C/=E/ | FF FE/F/ | A>B cA | B>A FF | F3 ||



WHEN FIRST I LEFT OLD IRELAND. Irish, Air (2/4 time). F Dorian (Petrie):A Minor (Goodman). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Goodman): ABC (Petrie). A version of the air “Star of the County Down.” The tune was also entered into Book 2 of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman (musicologist) (1828-1896), who had obtained it from the music manuscripts of collector John Edward Pigot.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - “From a mason in Belfast, via P. McDowell” [Stanford/Petrie].

Printed sources : - Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 863, p. 215.






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