Sail Away Ladies
A Fantastic American reel I heard Mike McGoldrick play.
Anyone who’s grown up below the mason dixon line knows this tune. It’s hard not to like it!
Here’s where they got this particular version from: http://oldtimemusic.com/FHOFBunt.html
This is an "odd" version because it starts on the low part. Most southern players start the tune on on the high part.
Having first learned this as a song decades ago, from the singing of Odetta and others, (and I don’t know which came first, the song or the reel or the song, but Alan Lomax claimed that the song grew out of the banishment of "the devil’s instrument" in many southern communities,) having the low part first comes as no surprise, as that is how the song is structured.
see "Reprints from Sing Out! The Folk Song Magazine", Volumes 1-6 ; 1959-1964, pp. 256-7.