Cockles And Mussels waltz

Also known as In Dublin’s Fair City, Molly Malone.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

Cockles And Mussels has been added to 5 tune sets.

Cockles And Mussels has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Cockles And Mussels
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
P:Introduction
c2 B d3|c2 B d3|c2 B3 G|A2 G4|]
P:1st Part
D2 G4|G2 G B3|(G2 A4)|A2 A c3|
w:In Dublin's fair city where~~the girls are~~so pretty
A2 B2 A2|G2 d2 c2|B2 B A3|(G2 A4)|]
w:I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
D2 G4|G2 G B3|(G2 A4)|A2 A c3|
w:She~was pushin'~her wheel barrow through streets broad~and narrow
BAB d3|c2 B d3|c2 B3 G|A2 G4|]
w:crying Cockels and Mussels alive aliveo
D2 G4|G2 G B3|(G2 A4)|A2 A c3|
w:alive aliveo alive aliveo
BAB d3|c2 B d3|c2 B3 G|A2 G4|]
w:crying Cockels and Mussels alive aliveo
P:2nd Part
D2 G4|G2 G B3|(G2 A4)|A2 A c3|
w:She was a\fish monger and sure\'twas no wonder
A2 B2 A2|G2 d2 c2|B2 B A3|(G2 A4)|]
w:for so was her Father and Mother before
D2 G4|G2 G B3|(G2 A4)|A2 A c3|
w:they both pushed\their barrows through streets broad~and narrow
BAB d3|c2 B d3|c2 B3 G|A2 G4|]
w:crying Cockels and Mussels alive aliveo
D2 G4|G2 G B3|(G2 A4)|A2 A c3|
w:alive aliveo alive aliveo
BAB d3|c2 B d3|c2 B3 G|A2 G4|]
w:crying Cockels and Mussels alive aliveo
P:3rd Part
D2 G4|G2 G B3|(G2 A4)|A2 A c3|
w:She died\from a fever and no\one could save her
A2 B2 A2|G2 d2 c2|B2 B A3|(G2 A4)|]
w:so that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
D2 (G4|G2) G B3|(G2 A4)|(A2 A) c3|
w:Her ghost~~~~~~wheels her barrow through~~~the streets broad~~~~and narrow
BAB d3|c2 B d3|c2 B3 G|A2 G4|]
w:crying Cockels and Mussels alive aliveo
D2 G4|G2 G B3|(G2 A4)|A2 A c3|
w:alive aliveo alive aliveo
BAB d3|c2 B d3|c2 B3 G|A2 G4|]
w:crying Cockels and Mussels alive aliveo
2
X: 2
T: Cockles And Mussels
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
P:(I.AB.AC.AC)
P:I
[|c2 B d3 | c2 B d3 | c2 B3 G | A2 G4 |]
P:A
[|1 ,3,5 D2 G4 | G2 G B3 | (G2 A4) | A2 A c3 |]
P:B
[|2 A2 B2 A2 | G2 d2 c2 | B2 B A3 | (G2 A4) |]
P:C
[|4,6 B A B d3 | c2 B d3 | c2 B3 G | A2 G4 |]
3
X: 3
T: Cockles And Mussels
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
P:(I.AB.AC.AC)
P:I
[|F2 E G3 | F2 E G3 | F2 E3 C | D2 C4 |]
P:A
[|1 ,3,5 G2 c4 | c2 c e3 | (c2 d4) | d2 d f3 |]
P:B
[|2 d2 e2 d2 | c2 g2 f2 | e2 e d3 | (c2 d4) |]
P:C
[|4,6 e d e g3 | f2 e g3 | f2 e3 c | d2 c4 |]

Seven comments

Molly Malone

Better known as Molly Malone, I would think?

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Re: Molly Malone

More than likely. I usually just suss out what the most well known bands to play call it (Dubliners, Chieftans, even Sinead O’Connor). Most of their tracks call it Cockles and Mussels, so I just ran with it 🙂

Re: Cockles And Mussels

Thank you all for transcribing this. These seem correct in rhythm but not in what beats those rhythms fall on. To me it feels like the open D that starts the A part is actually a pickup and beat one lands on the G half note. Thoughts?

Re: Cockles And Mussels

Agreed! 1st beats of each bar should fall on DUB CIT MAIDS PRET and so on.