Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire reel

Also known as Brearton’s, Brereton’s, The California Girl, California Girls, The California Girls, Carmel Mahoney, Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire, Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire’s, Carmel Mahoney’s, Carmel O’Mahoney Mulhaire, Carmel O’Mahoney Mulhaire’s, Mahoney’s, Mahoney’s Fancy, O’Mahoney’s, O’Mahoney’s Fancy.

There are 55 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Cronin’s (a few times), The Gooseberry Bush (a few times), The Green Mountain (a few times) and Lord McDonald’s (a few times).

Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire has been added to 1 tune set.

Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire has been added to 129 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AF F2 DF F2 | AF F2 ABde | fdad bdad | efge cABc |
d2 cd BAFE | D2 FD ADFA | BG G2 cA A2 |1 faeg fddB :|2 faeg fdde ||
|:f2 fe fgfe | df f2 af f2 | DFAd fdaf | geed eAce |
f2 fe fgfe | df f2 dfaf | g2 gf gbag |1 faef d2 de :|2 faef defg ||
|:a2 fa b2 gb | affe fgaf | gfed efga | baa^g a=gf=g |
adfa bdgb | affe fgaf | gefd ecdB |1 cABc defg :|2 AFGE D2 DE ||
|:FA A2 FADF | ADFA bagf | g2 fg efde | cdBc ABAG |
FA A2 FADF | ADFA bagf | gefd ecdB |1 AFGE D2 DE :|2 AFGE D4 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[d3D3]|A~F3 D~F3|A,~F3 Acd>e|fd d/d/d [bd]/[bd]/b[bd] [ad]d|efge cABc|
|ddcd BAFE|(3DED CD DBcA|B~G3 GBed|ceAB/c/ dcdB|
|A~F3 D~F3|A,~F3 ABde|fdad bdad|efge cABc|
|ddcd AFED|D2 CD dBcA|BGAB GBed|ceAc [d2D2] (3efg||
|f3 d fgfe|d~f3 a~f3|afad' f'fgf|gefd ea^g=g|
|f2 f2 fgfe|df f/f/f af f/f/f|bgaf gefd|ceAc [d2D2] ag|
|f2 f>e fgfe|d~f3 a~f3|afad' f'fge|gefd ea^g=g|
|f2 fe fgfe|d~f3 a~f3|bgaf gecd|ceAc [d2D2] fg||
|adfa bbgb|af (3f^ef fgaf|gfed efg^g|baa^g a=gfg|
|a2 fa b2 gb|af (3f^ef fgaf|ggfg fgAB|cABc [dD]fg^g|
|a2 fa b2 gb|af (3f^ef fgaf|gfe^d efg^g|ba (3ab^g a=gfg|
|a2 fa b2 gb|affe fgaf|gefd ecdB|cABc dABA||
|: [A2F2] AA FADF|ADFA baed|gfgf efde|ceBe ABGA|
|[A2F2] AA FA[FA]A|A[AF][AF][AF] bafd|gfgf efcB|1 cABc [dD][AF]BA:|2 cABc [d3D3] B||
|:A~F3 D~F3|A,~F3 ABde|fddf [bd]d[ad]d|efge cABc|
|ddcd BAFE|DD[CD]D D3 d|B~G3 GBed|1 ceAc [d2D2] dB:|2 ceAc d2 z2||
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X: 3
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G~E3 CEG,E | C~E3 GAcd | ecgc acgc | ^cdfd BGAB ||
c/B/A B/A/^G A=GED | C2EC G,CEG | A~F3 dGBd |1 egdB cBcA :|2 egdB c2gf
[|: ^deed ege=d | c~e3 g~e3 | c'egc' e'c'ge | f/e/d e/d/^c dGBd||
^deed ege=d | c~e3 gceg | (3fgf eg fagf |1 efed c2 gf :|2 efed c2 ef
[|: g~G3 EGcd | e~c'3 agfe | fdd^c d=cBA | (3GAG ^FA G2 e=f ||
g~G3 EGcd | e~c'3 agfe | fdd^c d=cBA |1 GEFD C2 ef :|2 GEFD C2 GF
[|: E~G3 E/F/G CE | GCEG ageg | f2 ef d/e/f cA | GdBG ^FG=FG ||
E~G3 E/F/G CE | GCEG ageg | f2 ef d/e/f cd |1 BG A/^A/B cBcG :|2 BG A/^A/B cBc=A
# Added by iTrad .
X: 4
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF~F2 DFA,F|DF~F2 ABde|fdad bdad|^dege cABc|
d/c/B c/B/^A B=AFE|D2FD A,DFA|BG~G2 eAce|1 faec dcdB:|2 faec d2ag||
|:^effe faf=e|df~f2 af~f2|d'fad' f'd'af|g/f/e f/e/^d eAce|
^effe faf=e|df~f2 adfa|(3gag fa gbag|1 fgfe d2ag:|2 fgfe d2fg||
|:aA~A2 FAde|fd'~d'2 bagf|gee^d e=dcB|(3ABA ^GB A2f=g|
aA~A2 FAde|fd'~d'2 bagf|gee^d e=dcB|1 AFGE D2fg:|2 AFGE D2AG||
|:FA~A2 F/G/A DF|ADFA bafa|g2fg e/f/g dB|AecA ^GA=GA|
FA~A2 F/G/A DF|ADFA bafa|g2fg e/f/g de|1 cA B/=c/^c dcdA:|2 cA B/=c/^c dcdB||
AF~F2 DFA,F|DF~F2 ABde|fdad bdad|^dege cABc|
dBBA BAFE|D2FD A,DFA|BG~G2 eAce|1 faec dcdB:|2 faec d2ag||
|:~f3e fafe|df~f2 af~f2|d'fad' f'd'af|gee^d eAce|
~f3e fafe|df~f2 adfa|g2fa gbag|1 fgfe d2ag:|2 fgfe d2fg||
|:aA~A2 FAde|fd'~d'2 bagf|gee^d e=dcB|(3ABA ^GB A2f=g|
aA~A2 FAde|fd'~d'2 bagf|gee^d e=dcB|1 AFGE D2fg:|2 AFGE D2AG||
|:FA~A2 FADF|ADFA bafa|g2fg egdB|AecA ^GA=GA|
FA~A2 FADF|ADFA bafa|g2fg egde|1 cABc dcdA:|2 cABc dcdB||
X: 5
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DB,~B,2 G,B,A,B,|G,B,~B,2 DEGA|BGdG eGdG|^GAcA FDEF|
GEED EDB,A,|G,2B,G, DG,B,D|EC~C2 ADFA|1 BdAF GFGE:|2 BdAF G2dc||
|:~B3A BdBA|GB~B2 dB~B2|gBdg bgdB|cAA^G ADFA|
~B3A BdBA|GB~B2 dGBd|c2Bd cedc|1 BcBA G2dc:|2 BcBA G2Bc||
|:dD~D2 B,DGA|Bg~g2 edcB|cAA^G A=GFE|(3DED ^CE D2B=c|
dD~D2 B,DGA|Bg~g2 edcB|cAA^G A=GFE|1 DB,CA, G,2Bc:|2 DB,CA, G,2DC||
|:B,D~D2 B,DG,B,|DG,B,D edBd|c2Bc AcGE|DAFD ^CD=CD|
B,D~D2 B,DG,B,|DG,B,D edBd|c2Bc AcGA|1 FDEF GFGD:|2 FDEF GFGE||
X: 6
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF ~F2 DF ~F2 | A,F ~F2 ABde | fdad bdad | edge cABc |
d2 cd BAFE | ~D2 CD d3 c | BGGF GBed | cABc d2 :|
f2 fe fgfe | df ~f2 af ~f2 | dfaf b^gaf | geed eAce |
f2 fe fgfe | df ~f2 af ~f2 | bgaf gf gfed | ceAc d2 :|
a2 fa b2 gb | affe fgaf | geed efge | baa^g a2 fg |
a2 fa b2 gb | affe fgaf | gefd ecdB | cABc d2 :|
Ad ~d Adfg | adfa bagf | geed edcB | (3ABA ^GB A2 fg |
Ad ~d Adfg | adfa bagf | geed edcB | Agfe d2 :|
X: 7
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: G~E3 CEG,E| C~E3 GAcd | ecgc acgc | ^cdfd BG (3A^GB |
cAA^G A=GED | C2EC G,CEG | A~F3 dGBd |1 egdB cBcA :|2 egdB c2 gf||
|: e2e^d eged | c~e3 g~e3 | cegc' e'c'ge | fdd^c dGcd|
e2e^d eged| c~e3 gceg | f2fe fagf |1 efed c2 gf:|2 efed c2 ef||
|: g~G3 EGcd | ec'bc' agfe |fdd^c d=cBA | G2^FA G2 ef|
g~G3 EGcd | ec'bc' agfe | fdd^c d=cBA |1 GEFD C2 ef :|2 GEFD C2 GF ||
|: E~G3 (3EFG CE | GCEG ageg | f2ef (3def cA | GdBG ^FG=FG |
E~G3 (3EFG CE | GCEG ageg | f2ef (3def cd |1 BG (3A^AB cBcG :|2 BG (3A^AB cBc=A ||

Thirty-two comments

Mahoney’s

Requested. Will comment later.

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O`mahoney`s Fancy

Sean McGuire`s version of this is awsome-Great tune!

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Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire

This tune was composed by accordion player, Martain Mulhaire, for his wife, Carmel Mahoney in the 1950s. If you want to hear what he originally had in mind, listen to him playing it on a recording he did with Seamus Connolly and Jack Coen called, "Warming Up." Besides being in a different key, (Gmaj) the third part is quite different. Iv’e also heard a 3-part version of this tune that’s in Dmaj, but has some notable differences as well.

Not to pick a bone but it’s Maloney not Mahoney. Both names come from Moal Dhomhnaigh, but it takes a Maloney to tell the Moloney’s from the Mahoney’s.

Mahoney

Martin Mulhaire’s wife’s name is Carmel Mahoney, not Maloney - fact. Martin Mulhaire actually plays it [on "Warming Up"] - and presumably composed it - in the key of C, although it’s more commonly played in D. The tune has been around for a while and been through the "folk process", so that there are many versions going around. This is my version on whistle, which does vary from some other versions. I first heard this recorded by Cathal McConnell on an LP he made with Robin Morton called "The Irish Jubilee". He called it "Brereton’s" and I think only had the first 3 parts. Sean Maguire also recorded it - as cos says - and that was the first I’d heard it referred to as "Mahoney’s". I recommend Breda Smyth’s version on her "Basil & Thyme" recording. A beautiful piece of playing, which is fully transcribed in Grey Larsen’s new flute & whistle tutor.

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Carmel O’Mahoney Mulhaire

Carmel and Martin are good friends of mine - this tune was first called "Carmel O’Mahoney’s," as Martin wrote it prior to their marriage. "Mulhaire" was added after the fact, obviously. He does, indeed, play it as you hear it on "Warming Up." Martin has composed some 25+ tunes - great ones - which, unfortunately are rarely credited to him. He does not read or write music, so his brother, Brendan, in Galway transcribes them from a tape. The names have been changed so often, that he’s in the process of trying to track down the recordings with incorrect tune names and ask the artsts to correct them on the next release or "printing."

If he originnally called it “Carmel O’Mahoney’s”…

and he’s tracking down the recordings with incorrect titles, why did he allow it to be incorrectly titled, "Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire" (and without the "O’") on a recording he himself played it on?

And, BTW, I was wrong about it being in G originally… I meant C, as Kenny points out.

Also recorded by…….

Also recorded by Dermot Byrne, as "Mulhaire’s", but I’m not including it as an alternative title as there is already a different reel of that name in the database. It can also be found on whistle-player Tom McHaile’s recording where it is called "Cooley’s # 3". That’s the only instance I know of using that name, so it also has been excluded.

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Cos ???

Someone called "cos" - from Belfast, - who likes Maguire. Is it yourself, "cos" - where does Maguire shift to ?

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Jed Murphy sent me the dots for his transcription of this tune, as recorded by Sean Maguire, so I could post the abcs here and share Jed’s work and Sean Maguire’s (RIP) art.
As follies:

X:1
T:O’Mahoney’s Fancy
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
[d3D3]|A~F3 D~F3|A,~F3 Acd>e|fd d/d/d [bd]/[bd]/b[bd] [ad]d|efge cABc|
|ddcd BAFE|(3DED CD DBcA|B~G3 GBed|ceAB/c/ dcdB|
|A~F3 D~F3|A,~F3 ABde|fdad bdad|efge cABc|
|ddcd AFED|D2 CD dBcA|BGAB GBed|ceAc [d2D2] (3efg||
|f3 d fgfe|d~f3 a~f3|afad’ f’fgf|gefd ea^g=g|
|f2 f2 fgfe|df f/f/f af f/f/f|bgaf gefd|ceAc [d2D2] ag|
|f2 f>e fgfe|d~f3 a~f3|afad’ f’fge|gefd ea^g=g|
|f2 fe fgfe|d~f3 a~f3|bgaf gecd|ceAc [d2D2] fg||
|adfa bbgb|af (3f^ef fgaf|gfed efg^g|baa^g a=gfg|
|a2 fa b2 gb|af (3f^ef fgaf|ggfg fgAB|cABc [dD]fg^g|
|a2 fa b2 gb|af (3f^ef fgaf|gfe^d efg^g|ba (3ab^g a=gfg|
|a2 fa b2 gb|affe fgaf|gefd ecdB|cABc dABA||
|: [A2F2] AA FADF|ADFA baed|gfgf efde|ceBe ABGA|
|[A2F2] AA FA[FA]A|A[AF][AF][AF] bafd|gfgf efcB|1 cABc [dD][AF]BA:|2 cABc [d3D3] B||
|:A~F3 D~F3|A,~F3 ABde|fddf [bd]d[ad]d|efge cABc|
|ddcd BAFE|DD[CD]D D3 d|B~G3 GBed|1 ceAc [d2D2] dB:|2 ceAc d2 z2||

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Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgVYHvTwLWo


what a great man and now his own You Tube channel

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

Thats a great tune -let Martin know that people in sydney, Australia are playing it.

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Tommy Peoples.

I know this tune from the Tommy Peoples album ‘Waiting For a Call’ and I found his version much more impressive than the playing of the composer himself……… . But then….I’m a fiddler.

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

I haven’t checked out the YouTube clip yet but I love this tune (from the Tommy Peoples recording). It also seems to be called California Girls. I’ve got a good ABC transcription under that name but I don’t know where it came from.

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

Brendan Begley calls it The California Girls on We Won’t Go Home ‘Til Morning. That recording wasn’t linking to the tune her because Begley uses the plural and the tune file here only had the singular. I added the plural as an alternative title so it links now.

It would be really nice if the routine that generates the list of recordings from the list of tune titles would ignore things like "the", "a", and plural endings of words. I don’t know how easy that would be to implement, though.

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

This post is a bit coincidental as today’s Comhaltaslive clip at http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_274_4_breffni_ceili_band/ is another Martin Mulhaire reel which is also probably better known. It’s great we now have O’Mahoney’s to go with it.

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

How do you pronounce ‘Mulhaire’?

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

Great reels, btw.

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

Ok, they say it at the end of the Comhaltas’ clip.

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

MUL - HAIR

Pj Hernons album version is greatPr

Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

Just to prove I’m not too partisan (see recent thread on the Banner), having seen those talented young Cavan ladies in action I have no problem in saying "UP CAVAN!".

Transcription of the clip

I put this up in the tunes section … there are other versions already submitted so it’ll probably be taken down. This should stay up though =)
-g

X:1
T:Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
C:Martin Mulhaire
M:C|
S:Martin Mulhaire on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgVYHvTwLWo

K:C
G~E3 CEG,E | C~E3 GAcd | ecgc acgc | ^cdfd BGAB ||
c/B/A B/A/^G A=GED | C2EC G,CEG | A~F3 dGBd |1 egdB cBcA :|2 egdB c2gf
[|: ^deed ege=d | c~e3 g~e3 | c’egc’ e’c’ge | f/e/d e/d/^c dGBd||
^deed ege=d | c~e3 gceg | (3fgf eg fagf |1 efed c2 gf :|2 efed c2 ef
[|: g~G3 EGcd | e~c’3 agfe | fdd^c d=cBA | (3GAG ^FA G2 e=f ||
g~G3 EGcd | e~c’3 agfe | fdd^c d=cBA |1 GEFD C2 ef :|2 GEFD C2 GF
[|: E~G3 E/F/G CE | GCEG ageg | f2 ef d/e/f cA | GdBG ^FG=FG ||
E~G3 E/F/G CE | GCEG ageg | f2 ef d/e/f cd |1 BG A/^A/B cBcG :|2 BG A/^A/B cBc=A

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Re: Martin Mulhaire plays reel he composed for his wife entitled Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire or O’Mahoneys Reel.

Memories of London in the sixties with this tune, So many box players used to play it then.

YouTube clip transposed into D

X: 1
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
C: Martin Mulhaire
M: C
S:Martin Mulhaire on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgVYHvTwLWo

N: Transposed into D
K: D
AF~F2 DFA,F|DF~F2 ABde|fdad bdad|^dege cABc|
d/c/B c/B/^A B=AFE|D2FD A,DFA|BG~G2 eAce|1 faec dcdB:|2 faec d2ag||
|:^effe faf=e|df~f2 af~f2|d’fad’ f’d’af|g/f/e f/e/^d eAce|
^effe faf=e|df~f2 adfa|(3gag fa gbag|1 fgfe d2ag:|2 fgfe d2fg||
|:aA~A2 FAde|fd’~d’2 bagf|gee^d e=dcB|(3ABA ^GB A2f=g|
aA~A2 FAde|fd’~d’2 bagf|gee^d e=dcB|1 AFGE D2fg:|2 AFGE D2AG||
|:FA~A2 F/G/A DF|ADFA bafa|g2fg e/f/g dB|AecA ^GA=GA|
FA~A2 F/G/A DF|ADFA bafa|g2fg e/f/g de|1 cA B/=c/^c dcdA:|2 cA B/=c/^c dcdB||

X: 1
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
C: Martin Mulhaire
M: C
S:Martin Mulhaire on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgVYHvTwLWo

N: Transposed into D, some rolls and triplets adjusted
K: D
AF~F2 DFA,F|DF~F2 ABde|fdad bdad|^dege cABc|
dBBA BAFE|D2FD A,DFA|BG~G2 eAce|1 faec dcdB:|2 faec d2ag||
|:~f3e fafe|df~f2 af~f2|d’fad’ f’d’af|gee^d eAce|
~f3e fafe|df~f2 adfa|g2fa gbag|1 fgfe d2ag:|2 fgfe d2fg||
|:aA~A2 FAde|fd’~d’2 bagf|gee^d e=dcB|(3ABA ^GB A2f=g|
aA~A2 FAde|fd’~d’2 bagf|gee^d e=dcB|1 AFGE D2fg:|2 AFGE D2AG||
|:FA~A2 FADF|ADFA bafa|g2fg egdB|AecA ^GA=GA|
FA~A2 FADF|ADFA bafa|g2fg egde|1 cABc dcdA:|2 cABc dcdB||

I just transposed this into G and now at last I feel like I "get it"!

X: 1
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
C: Martin Mulhaire
M: C
S:Martin Mulhaire on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgVYHvTwLWo

N: Transposed into G; near-original version for fiddle
K: G
DB,~B,2 G,B,A,B,|G,B,~B,2 DEGA|BGdG eGdG|^GAcA FDEF|
GEED EDB,A,|G,2B,G, DG,B,D|EC~C2 ADFA|1 BdAF GFGE:|2 BdAF G2dc||
|:~B3A BdBA|GB~B2 dB~B2|gBdg bgdB|cAA^G ADFA|
~B3A BdBA|GB~B2 dGBd|c2Bd cedc|1 BcBA G2dc:|2 BcBA G2Bc||
|:dD~D2 B,DGA|Bg~g2 edcB|cAA^G A=GFE|(3DED ^CE D2B=c|
dD~D2 B,DGA|Bg~g2 edcB|cAA^G A=GFE|1 DB,CA, G,2Bc:|2 DB,CA, G,2DC||
|:B,D~D2 B,DG,B,|DG,B,D edBd|c2Bc AcGE|DAFD ^CD=CD|
B,D~D2 B,DG,B,|DG,B,D edBd|c2Bc AcGA|1 FDEF GFGD:|2 FDEF GFGE||

“Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire” ~ C: Martin Mulhaire - - - Bulmer & Sharpley

"Music From Ireland, Volume Three"
Dave Bulmer & Neal Sharpley, 1976
ISBN: 0-9503784-4-5


X: 7
T: Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
C: Martin Mulhaire
T: O’Mahoney’s Fancy
B: "Music From Ireland, Volume Four", Bulmer & Sharpley, page 15, tune #43
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|: dB |\
AF ~F2 DF ~F2 | A,F ~F2 ABde | fdad bdad | edge cABc |
d2 cd BAFE | ~D2 CD d3 c | BGGF GBed | cABc d2 :|
|: ze |\
f2 fe fgfe | df ~f2 af ~f2 | dfaf b^gaf | geed eAce |
f2 fe fgfe | df ~f2 af ~f2 | bgaf gf gfed | ceAc d2 :|
|: fg |\
a2 fa b2 gb | affe fgaf | geed efge | baa^g a2 fg |
a2 fa b2 gb | affe fgaf | gefd ecdB | cABc d2 :|
|: fg |\
Ad ~d Adfg | adfa bagf | geed edcB | (3ABA ^GB A2 fg |
Ad ~d Adfg | adfa bagf | geed edcB | Agfe d2 :|

The Key of C

As a B/C box player (as is Martin), and after watching the video, I believe Martin composed and played it purposely in the key of C in order to incorporate the sound and rhythm resulting from playing on the inside (C) row of the box. It may also be that, at the time he composed the tune, many more tunes were played in C, as many box players may have originally played on single-row instruments and carried that over. Now that I’ve discovered this tune, I’ll just have to learn it!