"IRISH FOLK DANCE MUSIC"

J. O'Brien 1952





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incipit

ANVIL

reel

161anvil

D

BADA dADA|BADA defd|BADA dADA|defd efdA|

BABES in the WOODS

polka

235bwp

D

AG FA|de f2|ge fe|df A2|

BANKS OF INVERNESS

polka

220boi

G

D>E DB,|DE GA|Bd A2|GE EG|

BANKS OF MY OWN LOVELY LEE

waltz

258bll

D

F^EF|GFG|Afe|d2d|

BANKS OF NEWFOUNDLAND

jig

129bnf

G

BGG AGD|GBd gfg|ded BGA|BAA Adc|

BARREN ROCKS OF ADEN

polka

225bra

D

fa fe|df Ad|ce AE|fA de|

BATTLE SHIP SINN FEIN

jig

110bssf

Bdor

B2B B2c|B2A F2A|d2e f2d|e3 fga|

BILLY O'ROURKE THE PIPER

jig

107borp

G

G2E EDB,|D2D DEF|G2G GAB|c3 B2A|

BILLY RUSH'S OWN 

jig

127bro

A [G]

EFE ECE|FAA BAB|cec fdB|cAA BAF|

BIT O' GINGER

jig

142bog

G

D

dBG GBd|gfg efg|dBG GFG|AFD DFA|

ABA AFA|fgf f2e|dfe dcB|AFF F2G|

BLACKBIRD

long dance 4/4

248bbd

D

B2d2 =c2B2|ABAG AB=cA|dcde dcAF|GAGF D2DE|

BOSTON 

polka

237bos

D

fe dB|AD FA|GE Ed|cB cA|

BOYS OF BALLYSODARE

reel

187bob

G

dGG2 dGeG|dBGA BAA2|dGG2 dedB|AcBA GED2|

BOYS OF THE TOWN

jig

147boys

G

G3 GBd|edB dBA|GAG GBd|edB AFD|

BRIAN BORU'S MARCH

jig

109bbm

Ador

cAA A2d|cAA A2c|BGG G2c|BGG G2e/d/|

BRIDIE MORLEY'S

reel

167bmr

Ador

A2AB AGEG|ABcd e2dB|G2GA GEDE|GABG DGBG|

BURNT POTATO

jig

111bp

D

a^ga bag|afd A2e|f=f^f g2f|e3-e2d|

BUTCHER'S MARCH

jig

130bm

G

ded BAB|dAA ABc|ded BAB|dBG G2B|

CANADIAN

barn dance

246cbd

G

G4 d3g|eged edBA|GFGA B2G2|d2D2E2F2|

CATHOLIC BOYS

jig

124cb

A [G]

cAA eAA|cAA efe|dBB fBB|fag fed|

CAWLEY'S FROLICS

reel

154cf

Edor

E2BE GABE|(3EDE BA FBAF|E2BE FABc|dBAF BAFA|

CHASE ME CHARLIE #

jig

101cmc

G

B2B BAG|B2d efg|BdB BAG|ABA AGA|

CLARE 

reel

160clare

Dmix

[A3F3]B AGFD|A2AG Addc|A^GAB A=GFG|DGGF G2FG|

COLEMAN'S FANCY

reel

157cfr

Ador

e2BA eABA|G2BG dG (3Bcd|eABA eABA|dBGA BABd|

COMING IN

barn dance

244cibd

G

G2BG A2Bc|dedB cBAF|G2BG A2Bc|dcAB GFED|

CON McCARTHY'S FAVORITE

hornpipe

197cmcf

D

D2DE DFAB|defe dcBA|FDAF BFAF|GFED CDEF|

CONNAUGHTMAN'S RAMBLES

jig

146cmr

D

FAA dAA|BAA dAA|FAA Afe|dBB BAG|

COPLEY 

polka

234cop

D

AB AG|AF Ad|AB A2|GF E2|

COPPERPLATE

reel

179cpr

Ador

G2dB G2dB|GBdc BGGB|A2ec A2ec|A2ec dDEF|

CRONIN'S FAVORITE

hornpipe

189cfh

G

GABc dBde|g2ge dega|bage dBGA|BAAG AcBA|

CROOKED STOVE PIPE

polka

239csp

G

GB B2|GB B2|GB ec|dc cG|

CUCKOO'S NEST

reel

175ccn

Amix

c2B2 Acec|aecA d2cd|ecdc Bced|cAec Bfed|

DAISY BELL

jig

104db

Ador

e2A A2^G|A2B c2d|e2d e2f|g3-g2e|

DAWN

reel

172dawn

A [G]

A,2CE D2FD|E2CE ABcA|BEcE dEcE|BdcB AFEC|

DRUNKEN PIPER 

jig

131dpj

D

DFF FEF|AFF F2E|DFF FEF|AFE E2F|

DUBLIN #

hornpipe

205dub

G

BGBD cBc^c|dBge dBGD|EAcB AGFG|A2GE (D2B,D|

DUKE OF LEINSTER

reel

183duke

G

G2BG DGBG|d2e^c dBAB|G2BG DGBe|dBAB GEDE|

EAVESDROPPER

jig

121edj

G

GBB BAG|Bdd BdG|cee dBG|BAA AFD|

EILEEN McMAHON

waltz

254emm

G

dAB|cdc|BG2-|G2d|

ENNISKELLEN DRAGOON

march

114ed

G

G2AB|cAdc|AG2F|G3d|

FATHER HANLEY'S 

jig

143fhj

A [G]

FEC E2A|FEC E2e|fec ABc|BAF AFE|

FAVOURITE 

jig

144fav

G

GAG GAB|ABA ABd|edB gdB|AGA BGD|

FINNEGAN'S WAKE #

polka

224fin

D

FG A2|BA Bd|ge fd|BA BA|

FIRST HOUSE IN CONNAUGHT

reel

186fhc

Gm [G]

DGG2 AGG2|AddB cAGA|F2cF dFcF|F2AF GFDC|

FIVE LEAF CLOVER

reel

184flc

Ador

eAAB AGEF|G2AF GFDB|cBcd efed|(3Bcd ef gfed|

FLOWERS OF SPRING

hornpipe

198fos

D

A2FA DFA,E|D2FA dfab|afdf gfec|dcBA GFEd|

FOUR SEASONS

hornpipe

196fsh

G

G2GF GBdG|c2BA Bdge|d^cde dBGA|BedB AFDF|

FRIENDLY VISIT

hornpipe

192fvh

G

G2DG BGBd|c2AB cdef|g2df ecAG|FGAB cAFD|

GALTEE MOUNTAINS

reel

182gmr

D

AFF2 EFDE|F2F2 FAdB|AFF2 EFDE|FBBA FEE2|

GALWAY BELLE #

polka

230gbp

Em

EF GA|Be B2|AF DF|EF DF|

GARDEN OF DAISIES

long dance 4/4

249god

D

a2af gbag|fefa gfef|dcde fdec|dedc AGFG|

GARRY OWEN

jig

106garry

G

edc BAG|BcB B2f|edc BAG|ABA A2f|

GAY GORDONS

barn dance

242gay

A [G]

A2AB c2BA|dcde f2ed|cAeA cAeA|cBBA BecB|

GEESE IN THE BOG

jig

136gib

Bm

dFF AFF|dFF ABc|dFF AFE|FBB B2c|

GEORGE WHITE'S FAVORITE

reel

162gwf

G

eBB2 eBdB|AGAB GEDE|GBB2 dBB2|eBdB A2Bd|

GIRL FROM DONEGAL

waltz

263gfd

D

DFA|d2A|c2B|BAF|AGE|D2D|D3-|D2d|

GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME #

polka

238girl

G

ed cG|AG EF|GG Gc|d2 Bf|

GOLDEN EAGLE

hornpipe

195geh

G

GB,DG BDGB|dGBd gbag|fed^c =cAFD|GBAG FDBA|

HAG WITH THE MONEY 

jig

120hag

D

Add ABc|AGE G2E|Adc A2B|cBA GED|

HALF SET

polka

226hsp

D

FA AA|BA FA|dc ed|c2 B2|

HARDIMAN'S FANCY #

jig

139hmf

D

BdB BAF|AFE EFE|DFA def|afe dBA|

HARVEST HOME

hornpipe

201hhh

D

DAFA DAFA|dfec dcBA|eAfA gAfA|e2dB A2GE|

HASTE TO THE WEDDING

jig

145htw

D

AFA Aaf|ede fdB|AFA AFD|GEE EFG|

HAYMAKER

reel

148hmr

Ador

eAAB AGEF|G2AF GFDB|cBcd efed|Bdef gfed|

HENNESSY'S #

hornpipe

215hhp

G

dBGB cAFA|G2GF GABc|dgfg efge|dBGB A2B^c|

HILLS of GLENSWILLY

waltz

255hog

G

d2e|dBG|BAB|AGE|

HOLLY BUSH

reel

169hbr

G

BGG2 E2DE|G2Bd efgd|BGG2 DGAB|cBAc BGG2|

HUMORS OF BANDON

long dance 6/8

251hob

G

DGG GFG|A2G FGA|BAB GAB|d2e fef|

HUMORS OF LISSADEL

reel

168hlis

Edor

eBB2 eBdc|BGG2 GFED|B,EED B,EED|FBBA FBBd|

HUNDRED PIPERS 

jig

100hpj

A

c2E EDE|F2A A2f|e2c cBA|BcB BAB|

I'VE GOT A BONNET TRIMMED WITH BLUE

polka

223bon

G

GA/B/ ce|dG B2|d2 cA|GB BD|

IF I WERE A BLACKBIRD

waltz

260iiwb

G

B>^AB|DGA|Bed|A2d|d^cd|ecA|GcB|A2D|

IF THERE WEREN'T ANY WOMEN

barn dance

240itw

G

dedB GABG|E2_E2 D2GA|Bd^cd edBG|A6 Bc|

IN THE VALLEY NEAR SLIEVENAMON

waltz

264val

G

d3|e2d|G3|D2G|B3|c2d|E3|A2G|

INVER RACES #

reel

151inv

D

DCDE FEDF|Adcd BAFA|BEcE dBAF|(3GFE FE DB,A,B,|

IRISH WASHERWOMAN

jig

126iww

G

BGG DGG|BGB dcB|cAA EAA|cBc edc|

JACKSON'S

reel

164jsr

G

gBB2 GBB2|gBB2 dBB2|gBB2 gage|fgfe dcBA|

JAMES RYAN'S FAVORITE

reel

153jrf

G

BdGA BGdG|Ac=Fc AFcF|BdGA BGdG|Ac=FG AGGA|

JERRY DALY'S

hornpipe

204jdh

G

cABG A2BA|GEDE G2Bd|egfa gedc|B2G2 Gded|

JOCKEY to the FAIR

long dance 6/8

252jtf

G

G2A B2c|d2g d2c|BdB GFG|cBc A2c|

JOE DERRANE'S COMPOSITION

barn dance

245jdc

D

fBdf eAce|dGBd cF^Ac|B2d2 f2b2|afdf a2de|

JOHN McGRATH'S COMPOSITION

reel

159jmc

D

dFF2 AFFE|DEFD EB,B,2|A2FA BFAF|EDEF E2Bc|

JOHNNY THE DAISY-O

jig

116jtd

C [D]

cGE CEG|A2G G2G|c2c dcd|e2c cde|

KID on the MOUNTAIN

long dance 9/8

250kid

Em

EFE FED G2F|EFE cBA BGE|

KILDARE FANCY

hornpipe

212kfh

D

F2DF AFDB|A2FA fedc|BABe gefd|e2dB A2GE|

KILDERRY

hornpipe

207kil

D

d2FA BAFA|dAfd ecAe|f2df gfed|c2A^G A^ABc|

KILLALOE 

polka

222kil

D

AD FD|AF EG|AD GD|CE EG|

KILLYBEGS HOUSE

reel

185kbh

G

A^GAc B=GGA|BGBd gedB|A^GAc B=GGD|e2dc BGGB|

LAD "O'BYRNE'S" DREAM

reel

158lobd

D

DFAB cFF2|ABdf e2d2|FAA2 BFAF|FEAG FDDF|

LARK ON THE STRAND

jig

137los

G

E3 EDE|FDB, DB,D|EFD EFA|BdA BAF|

LAST NIGHT'S FUN

reel

163lnf

D

ADFD A2Bd|AEFD FABd|ADFD A2Nd|egfe dBB2|

LEG of the DUCK 

jig

105leg

D

fdd edd|fef dBA|Bee e2 d|Bee e2 d/e/|

LEINSTER

hornpipe

211lhp

G

B2AB A2FA|GFgf edBG|FGAB cdef|gdBG Aedc|

LIMESTONE ROCK

reel

165lsr

Ador

BGG2 AGG2|DGG2 A2dc|BGG2 AGAB|cABG Aedc|

LIVERPOOL

hornpipe

216lph

D

FDFA dfaf|gefe dcBA|GBEB FADA|FADA GFED|

MAID OF MOUNT KISCO

reel

180mmk

Ador

EAAA BAAD|EAAA BAAD|EGGG AGGG|EGDG EGDG|

MAID OF THE SWEET BROWN KNOWE

jig

103msb

G

BAB GAB|c2E F2G|ABA G2G|G3-G2B|

MAMMA'S PET

reel

149mpr

G

G2FG EDEF|G2BG dGBG|G2FG EFGA|Beed BAA2|

McCARTHY'S

hornpipe

219mch

A

AGAc ecAc|dcdf ecAc|defd cdec|BAGA BdcB|

McDONOUGH'S

hornpipe

214mcdh

D

[1] D2FA dAFD|CDEF GECA,|D2FA dcdf|e2dB A2GE|

[2] dcdA FABA|GFGE C2ED|CDEF GBcd|e2dB A2fe|

MISS CASEY'S 

jig

133mcj

Em

EFE EDB,|GFG AGA|BdB ABA|GEE DB,D|

MISS McLEOD'S

reel

170mmc

G

G2BG DGBG|BcBA B2AF|G2BG DGBG|AFDF AcBA|

MISS MONAHAN'S

reel

174mmr

D

D2FD FAA2|BcBA FAA2|dedB ABde|fedf edAF|

MIST ON THE MEADOW

jig

132mom

G

cec BdB|AGA BGE|DGG AGA|BdB GAB|

MORAN'S 

hornpipe

206mor

D

F2E2 DEFG|ABA^G A2de|fdge agec|d2AF GBAG|

MOUNTAIN

hornpipe

191mntn

G

G2gd edBA|G2gd edBG|DGBG AGBG|DGBd cBAB|

MUG OF BROWN ALE #

jig

140mba

Ador

EAA ABd|edB c2A|BGG DGG|Bdc BAG|

MURPHY'S 

hornpipe

200mhp

G

GABG EFGE|ABcA FGAF|GBdg ecAG|FGAF DEFD|

MY LOVE IS BUT A LASSIE

polka

228love

D

dA FA|dd de|dA FA|Be e2|

NIGHT I SPENT DOWN AT BRADY'S 

jig

115nsdb

G

D2G GFG|ABc d2e|fef ded|cAG FDC|

NORAH "CREINA"

jig

113nc

G

G2G G2A|B2G d2B|G2G G2B|A2B cBA|

NORAH DALY

polka

233ndp

D

FF ED|EA-AB|cA GE|FD-DE|

NOREEN BAWN 

waltz

266nbw

C

G2G|A2G|EG2-|Gcd|e2e|d2c|A3-|AEF|

NORRIE LEARY 

jig

102nlj

G

BdB G2D|EFG D2c|BdB GAB|c3 A2c|

NOVA SCOTIA

barn dance

243nsbd

A [G]

efec Acea|g2d2 d2Bc|dedc Bcde|f2e2 c3d|

O'BRIEN HAS NO PLACE TO GO

waltz

119obnp

G

BGE|DB,D|BGE|DB,D|

O'CONNELL'S #

reel

150ocr

G

BGGG DGGG|Bdef gedc|BGGG DGGG|BedB Aedc|

O'KEEFFE'S

hornpipe

217okh

G

GFGA BGBd|gfga bgdB|AGAB cBcg|afge dBcA|

OFF TO CALIFORNIA

hornpipe

193otc

G

GFGB AGED|GBdg e2df|gfgd edBG|ABAG E2DF|

OLD BLACKGUARD

barn dance

241obg

D

d2F2 A2BA|G2C2 E3D|CDEF GFGA|B2A2 A2Ac|

OLD DUDEEN

reel

156odr

D

dBBA FEFA|dcde fgfe|dBBA FEFA|(3Bcd ca B2BA|

OLD SEA CAPTAIN

hornpipe

199osc

D

d2ec ABce|dcAF DEFG|ABGA FGAB|c2A2 A2 (3ABc|

OVER THE WAVES

waltz

265otw

G

B,3|^A,B,D|G3-|GFG|

PADDY CRONIN'S FAVORITE #

polka

232pcf

D

FA Ad|Bd AF|GB A2|BE GF|

PADDY IN LONDON

jig

135pil

Ador

eAA fAA|gfg age|dBG GFG|BGG Bcd|

PADDY on the TURNPIKE

reel

188ptp

G

DGGF G2GA|BGcA BGAF|DFFE F2FG|AGAc BGFE|

PAPA'S PET 

reel

152ppr

Ador

EAA2 BGG2|BGdG eGdG|EAA2 BGG2|BGdB cAAG|

PAT MALONE

march 6/8

118pm

G

G2G G2A|B3 d2B|G2A G2F|E3-E2G|

PET OF THE PIPERS

jig

122pet

A [G]

A3 cBA|ecA aec|A3 cBA|BGE dBG|

PETER'S "OTHER" STREET

reel

181pos

D

d3A BAFB|AFF2 EDDE|F2AF G2BG|ABde fdd2|

PLAINS OF BOYLE

hornpipe

210pob

D

AFDF AFDB|A2GB AFDe|fedf edce|dcAB cAGE|

PRETTY GIRLS of the VILLAGE

reel

178pgv

D

ABdf e2dB|AFDE FEE2|ABdf e2df|afeg fdd2|

PULL DOWN the SHADE

waltz

257pds

D

DFA|A2B|Ade|f2g|

QUARRELSOME PIPER

hornpipe

190qph

G

G2F2E2D2|BDGB AGED|GBdg ecAG|FAGE DBdD|

RAKISH PADDY

reel

166rpr

Dmix

c2cB c2AB|cBAG EGG2|Add^c d3c|dBAG FDAB|

RAMBLING IRISHMAN #

waltz

268rim

Ador

e2A|e^de|d2B|G2A|BdB|A2A|A3-|A2d|

RED HAIRED LASS

reel

173rhl

G

BGGG G2BG|G2BG AGED|DGG2 BGBd|egdB cBAF|

RIGHTS OF MAN

hornpipe

218rom

Em

BdAB GAFG|EFGA Bdef|gfed Bdef|gedB A2GA|

ROAD TO THE ISLES

hornpipe

112rti

A [G]

c4 ecBc|ABAG F2AG|FDFG ABce|B6 EA|

ROSE in the HEATHER

jig

141rih

D

FAF EFE|DFA BAF|Adf ede|fdB AFE|

ROSSPORT #

reel

155rpr

D

EDEB, D2FA|defd g2fg|edBd A2dA|(3BcB AF EDEF|

SAILOR'S

hornpipe

213sail

D

d2D2D2AG|FAdc dfed|e2E2E2ed|cea^g a2ac'|

SAILOR'S BONNET

reel

176sbr

D

A2FA dffe|dfef dBB2|(3ABA FA dffe|dBGE FDD2|

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

long dance 6/8

253spd

G

GAG GAB|ded dBG|AGA BGD|EFE E2E|

SAND'S

hornpipe

208sand

G

g2dB GBed|cBAG FADF|GABc dBGB|Adce d2df|

SHALL MY SOUL PASS THRO' OLD IRELAND

waltz

261soul

D

A2A|^G2A|BA2-|AFA|f2d|A2F|E3-|Ecd|

SHOWMAN'S FANCY

hornpipe

194smf

D

A^GAB Adfd|Bdgf edcB|A^GAB AFDA|BAGF EFGB|

SILVER and GOLD

polka

236sgp

D

a2 fd|A2 df|ag2f|g2 ef|

SLIEVENAMON

hornpipe

203snm

G

GDB,D EDB,D|GBAG E2DF|GBdf gdBg|cBAG Fedc|

SOLDIER'S FAREWELL

waltz

259sfw

G

B2F/A/|G2B,/D/|F/E2^D/|E2A/B/|

SOUTHERN SHORE

hornpipe

209ssh

G

GABG DFAF|GABG D2GF|EFAB cBAF|Gd^cd fd=cA|

SPORTSMAN'S FANCY

reel

171smf

Ador

edBA G3A|Bdef g2fg|edBA GAB^c|d2ed BAA2|

SQUARE DANCE

polka

221sdp

G

gBdG|Bdde/d/|cA A/B/c/d/|ed d/^d/e/f/|

STAR of DONEGAL

waltz

256sod

C

cBc|FEF|G2G|EDC|

STEVE O'DONNELL

march

117sod

G

gggg|gdBc|dedB|d3d|

STRIKE THE GAY HARP

jig

134sgh

D

d2B cAA|dAG FED|d2B cAA|dAF EFA|

TADEY REGAN

polka

227trp

G

AB cd|ed ea|ge d2|cA GE|

TAKE THIS MESSAGE TO MY MOTHER

waltz

269ttm

G

G2E|D2E|G2A|Bd2|e2g|d2B|G2B|A3|

TAYLOR'S FANCY

hornpipe

202tfh

G

GABG ABcA|defd gfdA|BdBG AcAF|GABG AFDF|

TOM WARD'S DOWNFALL

reel

177twd

G

BGGF G2ED|EAA^G A2=GE|DEGA BAAc|BABd edgd|

TOMMY SULLIVAN'S 

jig

128tsj

A [G]

cAF E2F|ABc dce|cAF E2F|ABA AFE|

TONGS BY THE FIRE

jig

125tbf

G

GBd cAF|Gge dBG|cec BdB|ABG FED|

TOWN of GALWAY

waltz

262town

G

D3|E2F|G3|A2B|A3|G2E|D3-|DB,C|

TREAD on the TAIL OF MY COAT

slip jig

247ttc

G

DGG GAG FGA|BGB cAB c2c|m3=m1|BGB cAF G2G/F/|

TRIPPING to the WELL

polka

229ttw

G

GA BG|EG ED|GA Bd|BA A2|

TYPICAL IRISHMAN

jig

108tim

G

d2d d2d|d2c B2c|d2c B2A|G3-G2B|

WANDERING MINSTREL

jig

138wmj

D

ADD BAF|Ade fdB|ADD BAG|FAF GFE|

WHITE COCKADE

polka

231wcp

G

BB cG|dB Be|dB BA|BA A2|

WICKY SEARS

jig

123ws

G

GED G2A|BdB ABd|edd gdd|ege dBA|

WILD COLONIAL BOY 

waltz

267wcb

G

G2B|d2^d|e2c|A2G|F2D|B2A|G3-|GBc|