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Rights of Man (The)

I learned The rights of Man during my very first summer in Ireland, back in 2006, on the tin whistle. It is my friend Stéphane who got me started, and I am ever so grateful for all the advice and tips he gave me, especially around his respectful approach to traditional music. I also associate this tune with the great album “Fire Aflame” by Matt Molloy, Seán Keane and the late Liam O’Flynn. Liam O’Brien, the great concertina player from Miltown Malbay, also recorded it on his album “The Lane”.

X:1
T:Rights of Man (The)
R:Hornpipe
M:4/4
K:Emin
GA|:BcAB GAFG|EFGA B2ef|gfed edBd|cBAG A2GA|
(3BcB (3ABA (3GAG (3FGF|EFGA B2ef|gfed Bgfg|1 e2E2 E2GA:|2 e2E2 E2ga||
|:babg efga|babg egfe|d2d^c defg|afdf a2gf|
e2ef gfga|bgaf g2ef|gfed Bgfg|1 e2E2 E2ga:|2 e2E2 E2GA||

1 thought on “Rights of Man (The)”

  1. Nice! I will try to learn this one. In Cape Breton, this is often played as a reel after the waltz “crossing to Ireland”, because of the famous recording by violist Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald.

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