Sheet Music: Contentment is Wealth

TitleContentment is Wealth
Alternate titlesIs Ionmus an Sagarlacd
Is Saidbreas an Sastacd
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
RangeG4–C6
Time signature6/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2021-10-05
Last updated2021-10-05
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Tuesday 5 October 2021

Tune of the Day: Contentment is Wealth

Traditional Irish jig

The first known appearance of this jig in print is found in Francis O'Neill's celebrated collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903. “Contentment is Wealth” is a title shared by several jigs, all of which have the first strain in common. Scholar Bruce Olson believed it may have derived from a line in the song “Haste to the wedding”, which goes:

We boast of no wealth, but contentment and health