X:1 T:Wooden Ware M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance S:”Mary Parker” S:Henry Hudson manuscript collection c. 1841 (Dublin, No. 276) N:Hudson was a Dublin dentist and an early collector. He was N:music editor of The Citizen or Dublin Monthly Magazine from N:1841-1843.\ B:The Dublin Magazine, June 1842 F: http://rarebooks.library.nd.edu/digital/bookreader/MSE_1434-2/#page/7/mode/1up Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb E/|E>EE_D|C>A,E>C|B,2F2|B,/B,/B, B,>E| E>EE_D|C>A,E>C|C2 B,2|A,/A,/A, A,z/|| G/|G>E E>F|G/G/E E>F|G>A E>F|B,/B,/B, B,>G| G>E E>F|G>A B2|G>A F>G|E/E/E E z/||
WOODEN WARE. Irish, Country Dance or Polka (2/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Mid-19th century Dublin dentist and collector Henry Hudson (1798=-1889) was of the option this tune was of no great antiquity, pointing to the the close of the fourth bar which closes "upon the second of the key with chord of the dominant" as characteristic of "more recent Scotch airs in the north." Irish music usually closes on the "emphatic sixth," he posits.