The Old Maids of Galway (aka. Paddy Gone to France): http://www.thesession.org/tunes/978/comments#comment159659
Not yet, I hope.
I’ve added this one to my tune book, just in case. :-(
Well this is how I know it and I could not find it by this title or key so I put it up.
Have you read Jack’s comment?
"Johnnie When I Die, Burry Me In Kerry"
I know this tune by this name and in the key of Emin.
# Posted on Thursday, August 18th 2005 by The Phantom Button
Unseen, of course I don’t mean to suggest your post should be deleted, pointing out the tune was posted in a different key with a different title. Different enough to deserve its own entry, perhaps.
No hard feelings slainte. This is a fun tune though.
The Old Maids of Galway
I’ve been playing the tune on the flute like this:
f|eB~B2 eBdB|A2GA Bddg|eB~B2 eBdB|ABGA BGG2|
eB~B2 eBdB|A2GA BGGF|G2Bd egdB|ABGA BGG||
z|gbag egdg|bgag ea~a2|gbag egdB|ABGA BGG2|
gbag egdg|bgag ea~a2|g2fg egdB|ABGA BGG||
I admit it’s *mostly* based on Harry Bradley’s flute setting. Not to be confused with George White’s Favourite: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/718
On Mick O’Brien and Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh’s Kitty Li Over they call this Paddy Gone to France.
Funnily enough, Teada recorded it as "Johnny’s Gone to France."
Watch June McCormack and Michael Rooney play this: http://www.custysvideo.com/video/michaelrooneyjunemccormack_video.mpg The reel set starts after the jig set in the generously long clip. Beautiful. Their version is very similar to the one I transcribed above.
Not the Johnny you’re looking for?
Try: The Keel Row http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3637 (incl. lyrics)
Another take from Seamus Creagh and Jackie Daly
As best as I can make out tonight from:
Closer to the old Murphy et al recordings than what’s posted above.
T: Johnny When You Die
S: Seamus Creagh & Jackie Daly
|eBdB e2 dB|A2 GA BA A2|[1 eBdB e2dB|A2 GA BGG2:|[2 GB~B2 GBdB|A2 GA BG G2|
g2 fg egd2|g2 fg eaa2|[1 g2 fg e2dB|A2 GA BG G2:|[2 gbag e2dB|A2 GA BG G2|