March of the Mayomen
For Richard D Cook, as requested.
This is taken from The Chieftains album ‘Year of the French’.
I know nothing more about it, but I do have this niggling thought that I once came across it in an old manuscript somewhere.
It is, of course, a march but if I were to present it here in 2/4 it would have had to be listed as a polka - I’d rather see it as a strathspey!
It would look something like this as a 2/4 march, though it might look different in GHB notation:
T:March of the Mayomen
A2B3/2d/2 e2d3/2e/2|g2A2 B3/2A/2G2|g2a3/2g/2 e2e/2d/2B|
AB/2A/2G3/2A/2 Bde2|A2B3/2d/2 e2d3/2e/2|
g2A2 B3/2A/2G2|g2a3/2g/2 e2e/2d/2B|A3/2d/2B/2e3/2 A4|
|:a2g3/2a/2 e3/2f/4e/4d3/2e/2|g2A2 B3/2A/2G2|
a2g3/2a/2 e2e/2d/2B|AB/2A/2G3/2A/2 Bde2|
A2B3/2d/2 e2d3/2e/2|g2A2 B3/2A/2G2|
g2a3/2g/2 e2e/2d/2B|A3/2d/2B/2e3/2 A4:|
By Paddy Moloney?
It could well have been composed by Paddy Moloney, looking at the album blurb. My niggling thought may be at fault.