T: Oh Nelly, Nelly
|:e|f3 f2 g e2 d cBA|f2 e f2 g e2 c d2 e|
f3- f2 g e2 d c2 B|A2 c e2 f gfe d2:|
|:A|e2 d cBA e2 d c2 A|A2 c e2 f g2 e d3|
e2 d c2 A e2 d c3|ABc e2 f g2 c d2:|
Also known as Neilí, Neili’s, Nelly, Nelly’s, O Neilí, O Neilí, Neilí, O Nelly, O Nelly, Nelly, Oh Nelly.
There are 6 recordings of this tune.
Oh Nelly, Nelly appears in 1 other tune collection.
Oh Nelly, Nelly has been added to 7 tunebooks.
FIDDLE4, Jim, was asking about this polka, and it is not just one, but several, and as a slide too. I couldn’t find the slide already on site, so here it is. I don’t know if there is actually a recording of the slide take on this anywhere, but hope someone may know of one, and may have a different take on this as well to add. Slides are favourites of my wife’s ~ but at old fashioned reasonable tempos… 😉
Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly have this on their recording “The Living Stream”, which credits the slide version of this tune to Mr. Daly himself.
I love this lyrical version of “Oh, Nelly, Nelly” at 2:59 by Julie Fowlis, Éamon Doorley, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, and Ross Martin!