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X:279 T:Greig's Pipes M:4/4 L:1/8 S:O'Farrell's Pocket Companion 1804-10 R:Reel K:D f/2g/2|a>df>d a>df>b|a>df>d e>B Bf/2g/2|a>df>d adfd|e/2e/2e fd eB B2:| |:e|f>df>d f>dd>e|f>df>d eBBe|f>df>d A>dfd|e/2e/2e fd eB B2:| |:d|ADFD ADDd|ADFD BEEd|ADFD ADFD|GBFA GEE:| |:c|d>edA FDDc|d/2c/2B/2A/2 dA BDDc|d>edA F/2G/2AFD|GBFA BE E:|| % % I first heard of this tune twenty odd years ago, as being a favorite % with James Quinn an old time Chicago piper, familiarly known as % "Old Man Quinn". Altho Sergt. Early his relative and pupil had % learned it, the tune never got into circulation among musicians. % Being unfavorably impressed by the version of "Greig's Pipes" % received with other tunes subsequently from Pat. Dunne of % Kilbraugh, Tipperary, it was not included among the 1001 Gems in % O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland. % The piper in whose honor the tune had been named must have been % a noteworthy performer, for almost identical with the setting in % O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Iriish or Union Pipes, is % another in A Complete Repository of Old and New Scotch Strathspeys, % Reels, and Jigs, Selected from the Works of Neil Gow and Sons, % Edinburgh 1805. % As the talented Neil Gow was much inclined to plagiarism, and from % the fact that the tune in question had been previously printed by Neil % Stewart in 1762 and as early as 1779 by Joshua Campbell "in a % Collection of Reels composed by himself" we may assume that % Campbell's claim to the composition of "Greig"s Pipes" is % indisputable.