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Behind the Haystack

“Behind the Haystack” is a jig I learned from Noel O’Donoghue and Hugh Healy, on the second Riches of Clare CD. It is sometimes called “Munster Buttermilk” as well.

I recorded a video of that tune back in 2015 for my 30 Tune-a-day challenge, have a look below!

X:1
T:Behind the Haystack
T:Munster Buttermilk
R:Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
|:d2e fdB|d2e fdB|AFE EFE|AFE EFA|
d2e fdB|d2e fdB|AFD DED|AFD D2A:|
|:B2B BAF|ABc dcB|AFE EFE|AFE EFA|
B2B BAF|ABc dcB|AFD ~D3|1 AFD DFA:|2 AFD D2f||
|:g2g f2f|ede fdB|AFE EFE|AFE E2f|
g2g faf|ede fdB|AFD DED|1 AFD D2f:|2 AFD DFA||

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