The Nine Points Of Knavery reel

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Nine Points Of Knavery has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Nine Points Of Knavery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
Beec BcdB|A2FD FAA3/2 z/2|B2AB defe|[1 dBAF EFGA:|[2 dBAF E2zA||
Beed e2de|fedf afed|Beed ~e2ef|afde feef|
~a2af egfe|dBAF ABde|f2ef defe|dBAF EFGA|]
X: 2
T: The Nine Points Of Knavery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:e2 ed BddB|A2 FD FAAd|B2 AB defe|dBAF E2 E2:|
|Beef e2 eg|fedf afed|Beef e2 ef|afde fe e2|
abaf egfe|dBAF ABde|faef dgfe|dBAF E2 E2|]

Five comments

One of the tunes on the CD Leitrim’s Hidden Treasure by the McNamara Family. According to the sleeve notes, it came from an 1845 manuscript by William Forde and he transcribed it from the playing of a Mr James Blair of Co. Armagh.

Although, at first sight, this tune might appear to be an alternative title for "The Nine Points of Roguery", it has no similarity at all.

The Nine Points of Knavery

After nine pints, everything is corrupt.

The Nine Points Of Knavery, X:2

The Irish Traditional Music Archive recently added (some of the) Forde Collection to its website (unfortunately the quality is not great). This tune can be found as #447 here:
I converted this setting from tempo 2/4 and key G (which is how it appears in the original).

Another part of the Forde Collection can be found here: