Worn Torn Petticoat (The)

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X:1 T:The Worn Torn Petticoat S:"Treoir" M:12/8 L:1/8 R:slide Z:Transcribed by Bill Black K:Ador e2 d | c2 A BAG A2 G E2 D | EFG A2 B c2 d e2 d | c2 A BAG A2 G E2 D |1 EFG A2 B A3 :|2 EFG A2 B A3 A3 || Bcd e2 f g2 e d2 d | efg a2 b a2 g e2 d | Bcd e2 f g2 e d3 | efg a2 b a3 a3 | Bcd e2 f g2 e d2 d | efg a2 b a2 g e2 d | c2 A BAG A2 G E2 D | EFG A2 B A3 A3 ||

WORN, TORN PETTICOAT, THE. AKA and see "Johnny Leary's Slide (2)," "Leprechaun," "Old Torn Petticoat (2)," "Quarry Cross Slide (3)," "Torn Petticoat (2) (The)”. Irish, (“Fast”)Slide (12/8 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Harker/Rafferty, Sullivan): AA’B (O’Leary/Moylan). A slide-rhythm version of the reel “The Torn Petticoat.” See also the reel “Old Torn Petticoat.” Martin Mulvihill published the melody in his 1st Collection (1986) as “Johnny Leary’s (Slide),” while fiddler Johnny Cronin (fiddle) and Joe "Banjo" Burke called it "Leprechaun (The)" on their 1977 album (Shanachie 29005).

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - accordion player Johnny O’Leary (Sliabh Luachra region) [Moylan]; Danny Barry, via New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 288, p. 93. Moylan (Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 82, p. 47. Sullivan (Session Tunes, vol. 3); No. 20, p. 8. Treior, vol. 7, no. 1.

Recorded sources: -Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, Johnny O’Leary - “The Rushy Mountain” (1994. Reissue of Topic recordings). Topic 12T311, John & Julia Clifford - “The Humours of Lisheen.” Topic 12T357, Johnny O’Leary - “Music for the Set” (1977).

See also listings at:
Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info

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