For John Joe
There you go, y’boy ye!
I got this tune off Brian O’Connor’s "Come West Along The Road" album (which I reckon is one of the most under-rated albums of the past decade, so there!)
I haven’t been able to track down tab or sheet music for it and this setting is closer to the way I play it on mandolin than O’Connor plays it on flute.
A lovely, quirky polka.
Lakes of Sligo?
I know this one as The Lakes of Sligo and normally play it in D major. Forget the version already posted on thesession as it is erroneously scored in
1 flat instead of 2 sharps and sounds like sh*te.
(sorry … that’s a dreadful in-joke … or sort of in- … mea culpa. mea culpa, etc.)
I may have misremembered O’Connor and co’s take on this. I could have sworn he changed key from D to G at the change.
The G version is so much easier to play (for me at least) than the D version (the high b being always problematic for someone with my poor technique). Maybe I’ll set out the D version as The Spent Money (second setting).
T: Spent Money, The (Dmajor version)
|:A>B AB/c/|d>e dc|B>A Bc/d/|e>d ef|
A>B AB/c/|de f>e|dB Af|1 e2 d>B:|2 e2 d>2||
|:fa d>e|fa ag/f/|gb e>f|gb ba/g/|
fa ef|de f>e|dB Af|1 e2 d>e:|2 e2 d2||
Would this be the D version?
That’s the very man!
Except I would play bars 1 and 5 as F>A AB/c/
"The Lakes Of Sligo"
# Added by Josh Kane - November 24th, 2001