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Okay, what is the title of this syncopated little beauty in Bb? (This is the "A" section only). Ian, you are the chief target of this little game, but if anybody else has it, jump in!

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Comment by Ian Bell on September 11, 2010 at 7:38am
I'm stumped - The second bit follows a similar path to the triplet runs in "Harvest Home". (and other hornpipes)
The first two bars are like the Irish jig Paddey Carey except played in 2. Time to call in a traditional music geneticist! What's it called in your source?
Comment by Tim Twiss on September 11, 2010 at 7:45am
It is called "Harry Bloodgood's Famous-Jig" from Ryan's.
Comment by Ian Bell on September 11, 2010 at 7:46am
By the way...Bflat? (Yikes!) Looks like you're playing out of regular G/A tuning. Must be out of a Frank Converse book or Ryan's.
Comment by Tim Twiss on September 11, 2010 at 7:47am
I ran acroos it while playing through things in that "syncopated section" of Ryan's that includes some of Emmett's tunes.
Comment by Ian Bell on September 11, 2010 at 7:50am
Aha - I always liked the title of that one - never tried though. I've never gotten over my unnatural fear of flat keys, on any instrument!
Comment by Tim Twiss on September 11, 2010 at 7:57am
It is in Bb, but I am thinking "Rice" , or thumbstring "E", so as a result, no open strings (in the "A" section). This could be adapted to a better "banjo version" by transposing.

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