Computer playing silly b**gers - will comment later.
Great reel. Has been associated a lot with the Galway Rambler but is also frequently played after St Anne’s. At our session we go for the latter.
A "fundamental" tune for flute players . Never played better than by Conal O’Grada ( after the "Galway Rambler" - as Bannerman suggests).
I think this is a great whistle video for thi song:
There’s a very different version on Kevin Burke & Jackie Daly’s album:
T: London Lasses
D: Kevin Burke & Jackie Daly - The Eavesdropper
G2BG AGBd|gedB AGEF|G2BG AGBd|gedB AcBA|
G2BG AGBd|gedB dega|bgag egge|1 dBAB GDEF:|2 dBAB G2 (3ggg||
|:g2bg agba|gedB defa|g2bg agea|gedB BAAf|
g2bg agba|gedB dega|bgag egge|1 dBAB G2 (3ggg:| 2 dBAB GDEF||
Burke & Daly version of the tune has just been posted as Castlemahon Lasses: https://thesession.org/tunes/11242
I picked up this version from video a Japanese tin whistler called Hatao uploaded on Youtube, I don’t know if it’s original of his or not. Anyway, I’ve been using the notations listed here for a long time and I wanted to give something back:
T:London Lasses, The
The A part of the first setting reminds me a lot of the B part of For the Sake of Old Decency https://thesession.org/tunes/2777
Re: The London Lasses
Fred Finn and Peter Horan - 2nd reel, following "The Duke Of Leinster" :
The London Lasses, X:4
This setting is from Jerry O’Brien’s Accordion Instructor , where it’s labeled as "Donegal Lassies" (see https://www.itma.ie/digital-library/score/obrien-tutor-61 for the ITMA transcription). The B part in O’Brien is singled — I doubled it here as it feels like a typo (but you never know). I haven’t added that as an alternate title here, to avoid the confusion with Brian Finnegan’s jig. The O’Brien instructor also includes one-row button tablature not reproduced here or on ITMA.
The London Lasses, X:5
This is a setting in D that I got from Ted McGraw, who got it from a handwritten manuscript by George Walker.