Cork and Sweet Munster

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 Theme code Index    3331 1H71H7
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    P.W. Joyce
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Old Irish Folk Music and Songs
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 7, p. 6
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1909
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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CORK AND SWEET MUNSTER. Irish, Air (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The name Cork is derived from the Gaelic word coraigh, a swamp. Irish collector, historian and writer P.W. Joyce (1827-1914) remarks: "I have known this tune from my earliest days. There was a song to it of which I remember but one verse:--

I travelled this country round and round,
From city to city and seaport town;
But of all the fine places that ever I did see,
Cork and sweet Munster, ochone, for me. (Joyce)

Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 7, p. 6.

T:Cork and Sweet Munster
S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs  (1909)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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