Tralibane Bridge jig

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X: 1
T: Tralibane Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"_vb"B3/2c/2B (Bce)|(f2^g a2)(g/2a/2)|f3/2e/2c c3/2B/2^A|(B2A) F3|
B3/2c/2B Bce|(f2^g a2)(g/2a/2)|trfec B2B|B3-B2||
a|b3/2a/2f abc'|d'2c' b2c'|b3/2a/2f f3/2e/2c|(B2A) (F2a)|
baf abc'|d'2c' b2a|fbd' c'3/2b/2^a|b3-b2a|
b3/2a/2f abc'|d'2(c'/2d'/2) b2c'|b3/2a/2f fec|(B2A) (F2^A)|
B3/2c/2B Bce|(f2^g a2)(g/2a/2)|trfec B2B|B3-B2|]

Four comments

Tralibane Bridge

This is down as a jig although it was intended as an air in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland (The 1850). The ABC is from http://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes/193236

The tune had a lot of personal significance for O’Neill and he described it in his 1910 book Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby as a tune whose "haunting plaintiveness" caught his fancy above all others in the collection. See http://chiefoneill.com/the-tragedy-of-tralibane-bridge for an essay about why the tune would have meant so much to the great collector of Irish music.

Re: Tralibane Bridge

What does "vb" mean?

Re: Tralibane Bridge

Not 100% sure but I think it’s "vibrato". I suppose this is acceptable given it’s an air.

Re: Tralibane Bridge

X:1, as of this date, is given as being in D. This gives the correct key signature, but the tune plays as B minor.

Of interest, perhaps, is that the O’Neill version is in G minor—a more comfortable range for some.

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