Castle Donovan


                       Castle Donovan

                                      Traditional Irish tune
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: G

Double jig

                    Q
E--||------------|------------------|--------------------|
A--||*--6:----0--|--2~~~---0--2--0--|-----0--------2--5--|
D--||*--8:--5----|------------------|--5-----5--5--------|
G--||------------|------------------|--------------------|
            | |     |      |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |
            |=|     |      |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|  


|--0--------3--------|--------------------|
|-----5--5-----5--2--|--2--0-----0--5--3--|
|--------------------|--------5-----------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
   |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|


|--------------------|--------------------|
|--2--3--2--0--2--0--|-----0--------2--5--|
|--------------------|--5-----5--5--------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
   |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|

              
|--0--------3--------|-----------------||
|-----5--5-----5--2--|--3--0----------*||
|--------------------|--------4--5----*||
|--------------------|-----------------||
   |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |


E--||------|--3--2--3--0--2--3--|--2--5--3--2--0-----|
A--||*--5--|--------------------|-----------------5--|
D--||*-----|--------------------|--------------------|
G--||------|--------------------|--------------------|
        |     |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |
        |_    |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|

                      
|--3--2--3--0--2--3--|--5--2-------------|
|--------------------|--------5--5----3--|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
   |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |    |
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |    |_ 


|--------------------|--------------------|
|--2--3--2--0--2--0--|-----0--------2--5--|
|--------------------|--5-----5--5--------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
   |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |  |  |
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |__|__|

                                
|--0--------3--------|-----------------||
|-----5--5-----5--2--|--3--2----------*||
|--------------------|--------4--5----*||
|--------------------|-----------------||
   |  |  |  |  |  |     |  |  |  |
   |__|__|  |__|__|     |__|__|  |

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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----------                ||------|| Repeat 
----5~~~-- Tremolo        ||*----*|| 
----------                ||*----*|| 
----------                ||------|| 

----------  
-4:------- Time
-4:------- Signature 
----------  

Rhythm:
  Q = dotted quarter

I found this tune in standard notation as number 26 in Francis O'Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland, ed. Francis O'Neill, arr. James O'Neill (Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1907) 21. The tune is in the public domain in the United States.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Castle Donovan".

Transcription to tablature for mandolin is my own original work, as is formatting for the World Wide Web. The copyright statement below applies to my work and not to the tune itself.


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