Biddy I'm Not Jesting

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 Theme code Index    5L132 2253
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland, United States
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(New England)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 1817, p. 341
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Biddy I'm Not Jesting M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Capt. F. O'Neill Z:Paul Kinder K:G D2|DEGA B2 AG|AGAB d2 BG|E2 DB, DEGA|B2 A>A A2 D2| DEGA B2 AG|AGAB d2 BG|E2 DB, DEGA|B2 G>G G2:| |:D2|GABd e2 ge|dBGE c2 Bc|dBGE DEGA|B2 A>A A2 D2| DEGA B2 AG|AGAB d2 BG|E2 DB, DEGA|B2 G>G G2:|| </abc>

BIDDY, I'M NOT JESTING. Irish (originally), New England; March (4/4 or 2/4 time). G Major (O'Neill, Reiner & Anick): A Flat Major (Stanford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Stanford/Petrie): AABB (O'Neill): AA'BB'AB (Reiner & Ancik).

Sources for notated versions: piper Paddy Coneely (Galway) [Stanford/Petrie]; Adirondack, New York, fiddler and former lumberjack Larry Older via Rodney Miller (Antrim, N.H.) [Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903/1979; No. 1817, p. 341. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 67. Reiner & Anick (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; p. 47. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 307, p. 77.