T: The Bicycle
d|:B2E E2F G2E E2A|B2E E2F A3 d2c|
B2E E2F G2E E2A|B2c d2B A3 F2A:|
|:B2e e2d B2A F2A|B2e e2f d3 B2A|
B2e e2d B2c d2B|A2F D2F A3 F2A:|
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
The Bicycle appears in 1 other tune collection.
The Bicycle has been added to 2 tunebooks.
A simple sounding tune, learnt in the 70s, probably from Johnny Leary. It may have morphed in the intervening years. A fuller rendering is in the book (JOL.15); Breandán Breathnach collected it from Johnny in 1973. He then transcribed Denis Murphy playing it as a reel, on the BOX! (JOL.16) I don’t believe either are on the site but the melody seems familiar; the closest I get is The Jolly Tinker(https://thesession.org/tunes/1754), but it’s adistant relative. (Not sure about the key but Edor gives two sharps.)