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X:1 T:Wigs on the Green M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Roche - Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 3 (1927, No. 181) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (3ABc|d>AF>A G>BA>G|(3FED F>A G>BA>G|F>Ad>f g>fe>g|f>dd>f e>cA>c| d>AF>A G>BA>G|(3FED F>A G>BA>G|F>Ad>f g>ec>e|d2d2d2:| |:(c>d)|e>cA>c e>fg>e|f>dd>e f>ga>f|e>dc>B A>gf>e|d>cB>c A2 (d>c)| B>GG>A B>cd>B|A>FD>F A>Bc>A|B>cd>A B>GE>C|D2D2D2:|]

WIGS ON THE GREEN. AKA and see "Fisher's Hornpipe," "Blacksmith's Hornpipe (1) (The)," "O'Dwyer's Hornpipe (2)," "Sailor's Hornpipe (2)," "First of May (2) (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Collector P.W. Joyce says that ‘Wigs on the Green’ referred to a fight, for the obvious reason that the object is to lay low one’s opponent(s); 'There will be wigs on the green in the fair to-day.'”

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Printed sources : - Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 3), 1927; No. 181, p. 63.

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