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 Theme code Index    51H3bH2H 7b2H7b1
 Also known as    Can duh Dilish, Ceann Dubh Dilis, Cean Dub Oilir, Black Haired Darling, Auld Jew (The), Consolatory Ode to Her Majesty (A), Old Jew (The), Love and the Novice, Irish Round (The), Kennington Wells, Cran Dubh Delish, Clean Dubh Delish
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AB
 Book/Manuscript title    
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 16
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1724
 Artist    Biography:Chieftains (The)
 Title of recording    Celtic Harp (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    RCA 09026-61490-2
 Year recorded    1993
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Can duh Dilish M:6/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Neal – Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes (1724, p. 16) K:Dmin A4c2 d4e2|f3g f2 Te4d2|c2A2f2 Te4d2|c2A2d2 D6| F3G F2 c2A2c2|dcdefg Te4d2|c2A2 GF G3A G2|F2D2D2 D6:| |:Tf4g2 a4b2|Tg4f2 e2d2c2|f2e2d2 g2f2e2|a2g2f2 e2d2c2| Tf4 g2 a3bab|g4 f2 efed c2|fgfefd gagfge| abagaf gfed c2|a2 bagf g2 agfe|f2 gfed e2 fedc| abagaf gagfge|fgfefd efedec|d2D2D2 D2E2F2| F2G2A2A2B2c2|c2C2C2 C2D2E2|F2G2A2A A2B2c2|d2D2E2 F3GA2|A2G2A2 D6:|]

X:1 T:Can duh dilish, improv’d by Mr. Vine M:6/4 L:1/8 B:Daniel Wright – Aria di Camera (London, 1727, No. 62) N:”being A Choice Collection of Scotch, Irish & Welsh Airs N:for the Violin and German Flute by the following masters N:Mr. Alex. Urquahart of Edinburgh, Mr. Dermot O'Connar of Limrick N:Mr. Hugh Edwards of Carmarthen” F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin B4 ^d2e4 f2|g3a g2 f4e2|^d2B2g2 Tf4 e2|^d2B2e2 E6| G3A G2d2B2d2|edefga Tf4e2|d2B2 (AG) A3B A2|G2E2E2 E4:| |:Tg4 a2 b4c'2|a4 g2 f2e2d2|g2f2e2 a2g2f2|b2a2 g2 f2 e2d2| Tg4 a2 b3 c'bc'|a4 g2 fgfe d2|gagfge abagaf|bc'babg agfe d2| b2 (c'b)(ag) a2 (ba)(gf)|g2 (ag)(fe) f2 (gf)(ed)| bc'babg abagaf|gagfge fgfef^d| e2E2E2E2F2G2|G2A2B2 B2c2d2|d2D2D2D2E2F2| G2A2B2 B2c2d2|e2 E2 F2 G3AB2|B2A2B2 E4||

X:1 T:Curri Koun Dilich M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson – The Hibernian Muse B:(London, 1787, No. 56, pp. 34-35) N:”A Collection of the most Favorite Compositions N:of Carolan the Celebrated Irish Bard” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B4 {e}^d2|e4 f2|g3a g2|{g}Tf4 e2|^d2 B2g2|{g}f4 e2| ^d2e2f2|e2E2E2|G3A G2|d3e d2|d2B2d2|(edefga)| {e}d2{c}B2{A}G2|A3cB2|{A}TG3F E2|E6:| |:g4a2|b4 c'2|a4g2|f2e2d2|g2f2e2|a2g2f2| b2a2g2|f2Te2d2|g4a2|b3 c'bc'|{b}a4 g2|(fgfe) d2| g2f2e2|a2g2f2|c’2b2{b}a2{a}|f2{g} e2{f}d2{e}|b2 (c'bag)|a2 (bagf)| g2 (agfe)|f2 (gfed)|(bd'c'bag) |(ac'bagf)|(gbagfe)|(fagfed)| e2E2E2|E2F2G2|G2A2B2|B2c2d2|d2F2F2|F2G2A2| B2c2d2|e2E2E2|E2F2G2|G2A2 B2{c}|B3A B2|E6:|]

X:2 T:Ceann Dubh Dileas M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Slow Air N:"Irish" B:Gow - 2nd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels, 3rd ed., p. 30 (orig. 1788) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin TB2d e2f|~g>ag {g}f2e|dBg {g}Tf2e|{e}dBe E2TF| G>AG dBd|(e/d/)e/f/g/a/ {g}Tf2e|{e}d{c}B{A}G A>cB/A/|{A}GEE ~E2:| |g2Ta b2c'|bag fed|~g.f.e .a.g.f|.b.a.g .f.e.d| g2Ta b2c'|bag f/g/e/f/d|(3g/a/g/ (3f/g/f/ e (3a/b/a/ (3g/a/g/ f|bag (3f/g/f/ (3e/f/e/ d| Tb(c'/b/)(a/g/) Ta(b/a/)(g/f/)|Tg(a/g/)(f/e/) (f/a/)(g/f/)(e/d/)|Tb(c'/b/)(a/g/) Ta(b/a/)(g/f/)|Tg(a/g/)(f/e/) (f/a/)(g/f/)(e/^d/)| eEE TE>FG|TG>AB B^cd|dDD D>EF|TG>AB B^c^d|eEF ~G>AB|TB>AB E3||

X:1 T:Black headed Deary M:6/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:John Macpherson Mulhollan - Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, 1804; p. 37) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin A4 ^c2 d4e2|f3 agf (f2e2)d2|(^c A3) f2 (f2e2d2)|^c A3 d2 D4 E2|F3 GAB c2A2c2| (d2e2)f2 (f2e2)d2|c2A2F2 G3 BAG|F2D2D2 D6::f4 g2 a4 b2|(a2g2)f2 (e2d2)c2| (f2e2)d2 (g2f2)e2|(a2g2)f2 (e2d2)c2|a2 (bagf) g2 (ag)(fe)|f2 (gfed) fed^c=BA| (af)(ba)(gf) (gb)(ag)(fe)|fagfed {f}e2(d2^c2)|d2(.D2.D2) D4E2|FEFGFG AGABAB| c2(.C2.C2) C4 DE|(F2E2)D2 A2=B2^c2|d2(D2E2) F4 (GA/B/)|A3 G A2 D4:|]

X:1 T:Curra Koun Dilish M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. 1 (c. 1805) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin A | A4^c2 | d4e2 | f2 (gf)(ed) | e4d2 | c2A2e2 | f2e2d2 | c2A2d2 | D4E2 | F3G AB | c2A2 GF | G2A2d2 | f4 ed | c2A2 GF | G3B (AG) | F2D2D2 | D4 :: d/e/ | f4g2 | a4 g2 | a2g2f2 | e2d2c2 | f2e2d2 | g2f2e2 | a2g2f2 | e2d2c2 | f4g2 | a4g2 | a2g2f2 | e2d2c2 | f2e2d2 | g2f2e2 | a2g2f2 | e2d2c2 | f4g2 | a4g2 | a2g2f2 | e2d2c2 | f2e2d2 | g2f2d2 | a2g2f2 | e2d2c2 | a2 (ba)(gf) | g2 (ag)(fe) | f2 (gf)(ed) | e2d2c2 | a2 (ba)(gf) | g2 (ag)(fe) | f2 (gf)(ed) | e2 (fe)(d^c) | d2D2D2 | D4E2 | F3GA2 | A2c2B2 | c2G2E2 | c2G2E2 | F3G A2 | A2d2c2 | d2D2D2 | D4E2 | F2G2A2 | A2G2A2 | D4E2 | (FE)(FG)(AB) | c2A2 (GF) | G2A2 (eg) | f2e2d2 | c2A2 (GF) | G3B A2G2 | F2D2D2 | D4 ||

X:1 T:Cean dubh dilios T:Black but lovely M:3/4 Q:"Dolce" L:1/8 R:Air B:Mulholland - Ancient Irish Airs (Belfast, 1810) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin B4^d2|e4f2|g4 ag|g2f2e2|d2B2g2|{g}f4e2| d2B2e2|E4F2|G3 A Bc|d2B2d2|e3 f ga| {g}f4e2|d2 cB AG|A4 BA|G2E2E2|E4 z2|| a4a2|b4 c'2|b2a2g2|f2e2d2|g2f2e2|a2g2f2| b2a2g2|f2e2d2|g4a2|b4c'2|a2b2g2|f2e2d2| g2 agfe|a2 bagf|b2 c'bag|f2e2d2|b2 c'bag|afbagf| gbagfe|(3fgf (3efe ^d2|e2E2E2|E4 F2|G2A2B2|B2d2^c2|d2D2D2| D4 EF|G2A2B2|B2^c2^d2|d4 E>E|G2A2B2|B2^A2B2|E4||

X:1 T:Black Headed Deary M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderately Quick" N:”Very ancient, author and date unknown.” B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, No. 101, p. 75) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C z|(G/G/A).B (c>c)f|.e>(de/f/) .e.d.c|BG>f .e.d.c|(BG).c (C2 C/)D/| .E(E/F/G/A/) ._B.G.G|~c>(de/f/) {f}(e.d).c|_B<G (F/E/) ~(F>G).F|(E<C).C C2z| "Chorus"(cc/d/e/f/) [G2c2g2] [Gcg]|.g.g.f e2c|e/e/ef g2f|{f}(e>d)e C2 (C/D/)| .E(.E/.F/.G/.A/) (_BG).G|.c(.c/.d/.e/.f/) (e>d).c|(_B<G) {G}(F/E/) (F>G).F|(E<C)C !fermata!C2||

X:1 T:Cean dubh deelish M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Slow” N:”The Editor has selecgted this Copy of the Melody as being N:generally considered the best set. ‘Tis play’d differently in N:every Province of Ireland.” B:Smollet Holden - Collection of favourite Irish Airs (London, c. 1841; p. 13) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F A|A2^c d2e|f>gf e2d|cAf e2d|cAd D2E| F>GF cA^c|d/^c/d/e/f/g/ {f}e2d|cAF ~G2A|FDD D2:| d/e/|f2g a2b|.a.g.f .e.d.c|.f.e.d .g.f.e|.a.g.f .e.d.c| f2g a2b|agf e/f/d/e/c|f/g/e/f/d g/a/f/g/e|agf e/f/d/e/c| ab/a/g/^f/ ga/g/=f/e/|fg/f/e/d/ ef/e/d/^c/|a/b/a/g/a/^f/ g/a/g/f/g/e/|f/g/f/e/f/d/ e/f/e/d/e/^c/| dDD D2E|F>GA Ac=B|cCC C2D/E/|F>GA Ad^c| dDE F>GA|A>GA D2A|dDD D2E|F>GA Ac=B| cCC C2 D/E/|F>GA Ad^c|dDE F>GA|A>GA D2||

X:1 T:Cran Dubh Delish M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderato" B:P.M. Haverty – One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 3 (1859, No. 205, p. 98) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin A|(A2^c d2e)|(fag) (fed)|(cAg) (fed)|(cAd) D2 (D/E/)| F>(GA/B/) (cBA)|(d/^c/d/f/e/g/) fed|c(B/A/G/F/) G>(BA/G/)|FDD D2|| z|f2g a2 (4g/a/b/|(agf) (edc)|(fed) (gfe)|(agf)( edc)| a(b/a/g/f/) g(a/g/f/e/)|f(g/f/e/d/) (^c=B/c/A)|a(3b/a/g/ (3a/g/f/ g(3a/g/f/ (3g/f/e| f(g/f/e/d/) {d}(c>=Bc)|dDD D2E|F2G (Ac=B)|cCD EFG|(A>GA) D2 (D/E/)| F>GA/=B/ (cBA)|(d/^c/d/f/e/g/) (fed)|{d}c(B/A/G/F/) G>(BA/G/)|FDD D2||

X:1 T:Clean Dubh Delish M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:O'Flannagan - The Hibernia Collection (Boston, 1860, p. 24) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin A2^c d2e|f>gf f<ed|cAf f>ed|cAd D2E| F>GF cAc|d>ef fed|c<AF G2A|FDD D2z||d>DD D2E| FGA (Ac)=B|c>CC C>DE|FGA (Ad)^c|dDE F2G|A>GA D2z||

X:1 T:Ceann Dubh Dílís M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, vol. 4 (mid-19th century, p. 75) B: N:Canon James Goodman (1828-1896) was a Church of Ireland clergyman, N:uilleann piper and a collector of Irish music and songs. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin A4 ^c2|(d4 de)|f2f2g2|{g}f4 ed|^c2 A2A2|{g}f4 ed|^c2A2d2|D4 DE| F3 G>AB|c2A2c2 |d3e fg|f4e2|dcBAGF|G3B AG|F2D2D2|D6:| |:d>e|g4g2|a4 ga/b/|a2g2f2|e2d2c2|(3fgf (3efe d2|(3gag (3fgf e2|(3aba (3gag (3fgf|e2d2c2| a2 (ba)gf|g2 (ag)fe|e2 fed^c|(af)(ba)gf|gb(ag)(fe)|fagfed|eg f(e/d/c/d/e/f/c/)|d2D2D2| D4 DE|F3GA2|A2c2B2|c2C2C2|C4 DE|F2E2D2|A2=B2 ^c2|d2D2D2| D4 DE|F3G AB|c2A2A2|d3e fg|f4 e2|dcBAGF|G3B AG|F2D2D2|D4||

X:1 T:Caunn Dhuve Deelish T:Ceann Dubh Dílis M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Finnegan/Curtin Manuscript (Sliabh Luachra, Co. Cork, mid-19th century, No. 79, p. 34) B: N:The ms. predates the introduction of quadrille-based polkas and slides that N:now characterize the music of Sliabh Luachra region, thought to have been N:introduced in the latter 19th century. S:Breandán Breathnach (1912-85) obtained the ms. from E. Finnegan, who had it S:from D. Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel, Co Cork. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin dc|A2A2 (3ABc|d2d2 D/4E/4F/4G/4A/4B/4 (3c/4d/4e/4|f2f2 ag|f2e2d2| c2A2 ag|f2e2d2|c2A2d2|D4 DE|(FE)(FG)AB|dcBAG^F| G2A2 ag|f2e2d2|dcBAG^F|(c>A dc)AG|E2D2D2|D4|| D/4E/4F/4G/4A/4B/4 (3c/4d/4e/4|f2f2g2|a4 ab|a2g2f2|e2d2c2|f2e2ed2| g2f2e2|ag2f2|e2d2c2|a2 (ba)g^f|g2 (ag)fe|f2 (gf)ed|e2 (fe)dc| (a (3ba^g (3a=gf)|g2 ((3ag^f (3gfe)|f2 ((3gfe (3fed)|e2 ((3fed (3ed^c)|d2 D2-D2|D4 (DE)| (FE)(FG)AB|A2f2 ef|d2 D2-D2|D4 (AG)|(FE)(FG)AB|A2^G2A2|D3 (DE)| (FE)(FGA)B|(dc)(BA)G^F|G2A2 ag|f2e2d2|(dc)(BA)G^F|(c>A dc)AG|E2D2-D2|D4||

X:1 T:Black Haired Darling T:Black Headed Dearie L:1/8 M:6/8 Q:"Airily" S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 453 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A/A/Bc ddg|f>ef/g/ fed|cAg fed|cAd D2 D/E/| FF/G/A/B/ cAA|d>ef/g/ fed|c<A {A}G/F/ G>BA/G/|FDD D3|| dd/e/f/g/ a2a|aag f2e|f/f/fg a2g|fef D2 D/E/| FF/G/A/B/ cAA|dd/e/f/g/ f>ed|c<A {A}G/F/ G>BA/G/|FDD D3||