The Professor barndance

Also known as The Bereffoy.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Professor has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Professor
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FG|:(3ABA FA d2A2 | (3ded cd b4| bafd B2c2 | defg a4 |
(3ABA FA d2A2 | (3ded cd b4| bafd B2c2 | (3efe d2 d4 :|
|:f3ga4 | bagf e2B2 | e^def gfga | ba (3gfe d2A2 |
f3ga4| bagf e2B2 | e^def gfga |1 ba (3gfe d2A2 :|2 ba (3gfe d2 ||

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The Professor

This was the tune James Morrison played after If We Hadn’t Any Women in the World, as he titled it: His student Paddy Killoran recorded the same pair of tunes, but in reverse order. On CD1 of The Sligo Champion Michael Gorman simply titled this "Gannon’s." As there’s a score of "Gannon’s" or "James Gannon’s" etc titles out there already I slapped Morrison’s nickname on this one. He was called that owing to his rather formidable intellect, being a Gaelic League schoolteacher in his youth, an music instructor with no end of students in later days, and also a hobby of studying up on exams for all sorts of topics to become an official licensed _____, which he would inevitably pass, and then go back to playing and teaching music.

"The Professor" was also the name of the Morrison 2 cassette tape release on Viva Voce, which is badly in need of being reissued.