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dulcimer Origins: Tom Dooley (46) RE: TOM DOOLEY 23 May 99

In recently playing with a couple of Celtic music enthusiasts, they suggested that the tune had a Celtic origin, that is based on an Irish tune. Well, of course many US Appalachian tunes can be traced to some similar Irish or Scottish tune. I have only heard the KT version, perhaps a thousand times and I recall the Watson version only once and can't recall specifics to compare. SOOO, any truth to the Irish connection of the tune? If so, what would that tune be?

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