T: Fire Away, You Devil You
R: slip jig
|:Bcd fed Bcd|~A3 EFG ~A3| Bcd fed Bcd|~A3 dcd gfg:|
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Fire Away, You Devil You has been added to 8 tunebooks.
From the playing of John McKenna, on a 78 which can be heard at the Comhaltas Archives: http://comhaltasarchive.ie/search Just search for the title. It is the only one given, he proceeds this with the jig Munster Buttermilk, which has a couple of additional titles as well, so I use this title for the slip jig. Harry Bradshaw wrote in the liner notes of the John McKenna reissue cassette that "Fire Away You Devil You" would fit the opening notes of this tune, by which I guess he meant the Buttermilk; that certainly seems more likely than matching up with this melody.
Also I had to change the pitch of the recording to G to make sense of what he played. I think this is correct, as heard it’s close to D, which would have McKenna playing notes below D, which we can rule out as unlikely.
Cannot find the tune there, can you give a better explanation how to find it?
Whoops - search for "Munster Gimlet," which was the title the guy at Comhaltas gave the record. The artist listed on the label here is "Fireman John McKenna," btw; McKenna’s job wasn’t actually to put out fires, but to clear away the resulting debris! He is listed as playing piccolo here, too.