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GET UP OLD WOMAN AND SHAKE YOURSELF (Eirig A Sean Bean's Corraig Tu Fein). AKA and see "Captain Thornton's Delight," "Conor O'Sullivan's Vision," "Donogh O'Sullivan's Reply," "Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself (3)," "Growling Old Woman," "Irish Whim (1)," "Last Night Amid Dreams," "O'Tuomy's Drinking Song," "O'Tuomy's Carousal," "Tickle Her Leg (with the Barley Straw," "When Sick is it Tea You Want?" Irish, Single Jig or Slide (12/8 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/Krassen): AABB (O'Neill/Krassen, 1915 & 1001). Not "Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself" despite being so miss-named in Haverty's Three Hundred Irish Airs (New York, 1858) and Alday's Pocket Volume of Airs, Duets, Songs, Marches, etc. (Dublin, 1800). The jig is one of the earliest tunes compiler Francis O'Neill remembered hearing from his boyhood in County Cork. It is often played as a slide in County Kerry and Cork.

Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan]; fiddler and accordion player John Keane (County Kerry) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 91. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1995; No. 216, pp. 124-125. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 209, p. 112. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 69. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1091, p. 205. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 394, p. 79.

Recorded sources: See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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