The Siege Of Limerick three-two

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Siege Of Limerick
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
d3e f2d2 a4|e3f g2 ^c2 f4|=B3d ^c2 e2 de f2|A2 d4 ^c2 d4|
d3e f2d2 a4|e3f g2c2 f4|=B3d ^c2e2 de f2|A2 d4 ^c2 d4||
(c3d) cB A2 AB c2|(d3e) de f2 ef g2|a2 e2 c2 d2 cB A2|AB c4 e2 f4|
a3b a2f2 d4|g3a g2e2 ^c4|f3g f2d2 =B2e2|^c2 A4 c2 d4|
a3b a2f2 d4|g3a g2e2 ^c4|f3g f2d2 =B2e2|^c2 A4 c2 d4||
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2
X: 2
T: The Siege Of Limerick
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:G3A B2G2 d4|A3B c2^F2 B4|=E3G ^F2A2 ABc2|D2G2- G2^F2 G4:|
F3G FED2 DEF2|G3A GAB2 ABc2|d2A2 F2G2 FED2|DEF2- F2A2 B4||
|:d3e d2B2 G4|c3d c2A2 ^F4|B3c B2G2 =E2A2|^F2D2- D2F2 G4:|

Five comments

SIEGE OF LIMERICK. English, Country Dance Tune (3/2 time). D Minor. Standard. AB. The tune dates to the year 1691 when William of Orange invaded Ireland and defeated the native Irish forces. Limerick, an ancient city on the Shannon, was the last bastion of the Jacobite rebels, held by the Earl of Lucan (Patrick Sarsfield) who had broken a siege of the same city by the English the year before. This time, however, the English under General Godert de Ginkel (later the Earl of Athlone) prevailed. The city capitulated, but on terms, and Sarsfield and the Irish were given the choice of taking an oath of allegiance to William and Mary or exile. Many chose exile, to be called the Wild Geese. The melody appears in Playford. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909/1994; pg. 69.

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A 3/2 from the Playford stable as promised.
I am left with the question ‘was this composed in celebration of the outcome of the seige or in sympathy for the loosing side?’

Here’s the link to the previous submission re. 3/2’s by ‘c’
https://thesession.org/tunes/7482

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Correction of ABC notation

Having revisited my submission this week I noted that there was a mistake in the notation in bar 11 (bar 4 of the second part. ‘B’ music) ABC notation is now correct but unsure at time of writing whether sheetmusic will also be put right.

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Just fill in…

the note head with a felt-tipped pen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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You keep making work for me, now I’ll have to dig out the dance transcription. It has to be here somewhere… ๐Ÿ˜‰