Yellow Flail (2) (The)

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YELLOW FLAIL [2], THE (An Súiste Buidhe). Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. P.W. Joyce (1890) remarks that he knew this air from his childhood in Limerick in the 1840's, “and always by the name of the ‘Súiste buidhe,’ or ‘The yellow flail’. A second, musically unrelated, air of the same name was also collected by him (for which see "Yellow Flail (1) (The)"). Boston publisher Elias Howe printed the same melody some six years before Joyce published his Ancient Music of Ireland (1873).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 27. Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873; No. 4, p. 5.

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