Gerry Harrington plays this on The Merry Love to Play, the second of the lovely CDs he recorded with Peter Horan (RIP). It’s a beautiful tune and he plays it beautifully.
It follows Dick Sullivan’s Favorite, another lovely 3-part jig.
O’Neill’s “1001 Gems: Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems” ~ 1907
Page 47, tune #199
Be wary of just cutting and pasting someone else’s ABCs and dropping it here. This was an obvious lift. There are some useful conventions with notation which are standards with both ABC notation and the dots, and also helps when converting to dots. Also, dearly admired Francis O’Neill sometimes gets things a bit wonky too. Here’s a rework of O’Neill’s notes and your lift, given with lead-in notes and in 4 bar phrases. A different take will follow. If I had the recording, “The Merry Love to Play”, I’d do a transcription from their playing, and extra effort and consideration that is always appreciated. But it isn’t uncommon that some folks just lift ABCs from any which where and drop them here. At least you’ve left comment. 😉
T: Spotted Cow, The
S: O’Neill’s “1001 Gems: Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems”, page 47, tune #199
|: d |\
Add fdd | edd fdd | Add fdd | edB BAF |
Add fdd | edd fdd | f/g/af geg | fdB B2 :|
|: d |\
AFA A2 B | AFA A2 B | AFA Dfe | fdB B2 d |
AGF A2 d | AGF A2 B | dfd e/f/ge | fdB B2 :|
|: d |\
ABA AFA | DFA DFA | ABA AFA | fdB BAF |
ABA AFA | DFA DFA | f/g/af geg | gdB B2 :|