The Pride Of The Bronx reel

Also known as The Maid From The Bronx, McGreevy’s Favorite, The Purty (or Purring) Girls Of Our Town.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Pride Of The Bronx has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Pride Of The Bronx has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Pride Of The Bronx
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
GE E2 GEAE | GE E2 FEDA | GE E2 GAcd | ed c2 d2 cA |
GE E2 GEAE | GE E2 FEDA | GE E2 GAcd | edce d2 cd :|
eg g2 ga a2 | eg g2 gecd | eg g2 ag g2 | gece d2 cd |
eg g2 ea a2 | gecd edcA | G2 GE GAcd |1 ec c2 d2 cd :|2 ec c2 d2 cA |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Pride Of The Bronx
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF~F2 AFdB|AF~F2 ~G3B|AF F2 ABde|fdaf efdB|
AF~F2 AFdB|AF~F2 ~G3B|AF~F2 ABde|fdaf efde||
fa~a2 fb~b2|faab afed|fa~a2 fb~b2|afdf efde|
fa~a2 fb~b2|faab afef|dBAF ABde|fdaf efdB||

Eight comments

Pride Of The Bronx

Requested by craic90. This is from the recording made by Oisin MacDiarmada, Brian Fitzgerald,and Brian Rooney. I recently posted a reel,

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This shares a lot with Kerryman’s Daughter, kinda like so many Amin/Ador tunes sound alike. Different enough to be interesting though….

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Thank you very much, Kenny. I have been searching this tune for a long time, heard it often played in Co. Clare in a set with the reel version of Charlie Harris polka, named John Blessings.

This title was attached to a key-of-D setting recorded by Johnny Cronin in the 1970s on his Shanchie LP with Joe "Banjo" Burke and pianist Gerry Wallace (all three sady no longer with us). It’s a relative of a reel recorded by Johnny’s Brother Paddy in the 1950s and called variously "The Purty Girls" or "Purring Girls of Our Town." Padraig O"Keeffe was Paddy Cronin’s source.

McGreevy’s

John Williams calls this tune "McGreevy’s Favorite" on his self-titled album. If its not a mistaken naming, this is probably another tune associated with Johnny (or is it Jimmy) McGreevy.

The Pride Of The Bronx, X:2

As played by Deanta.