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Coming of Spring (The)

“The Coming of Spring” is a beautiful jig composed by the great Paddy O’Brien (Tipperary). I first heard it and then learned it from the playing of Dympna O’Sullivan and Joan Hanrahan, and it has been one of my favourite jigs for several years now.

X:1
T:Coming Of Spring (The)
R:Jig
M:6/8
C:Paddy O’Brien
K:Edor
|:BEE B2A|BdB BAG|FEF DFA|dfe dBA|
BEE B2A|Bef gfe|dBG FGA|1 BGE E2A:|2 BGE E2F||
|:GEF G2A |B2A Bec|dAA BAG|FAF DEF|
GEF G2A|Bef gfe|dBG FGA|1 BEE E2F:|2 BEE E2f||
|g2e ege|Beg bag|f2d dcd|AFA def|
g2e ege|Beg bag|fed faf|gee e2f|
g2e ege|Beg bag|f2d dcd|AFA def|
g2e fed|Bec dfe|dBG FGA|BGE EE2||

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