The Shady Lane
A simple tune found in Francis O’Neill’s "The Dance Music of Ireland : 1001 Gems", 1907, no. 409.
“A miner was walking slowly along the shady lane that led out of his village and over the pit. Countless commas and colons of sunlight were dancing a jig on the road; a little wind sighed in the lime trees. And listening to it, the miner sighed too. The last place he wanted to go on such a day was down to the dark and dusty coalface.”