Did Maire O’Keefe write this lovely tune or is it just that someone learnt it from her?
I think she did
According to Jerry Holland
I heard a version of this in Milltown some years ago - taped a boxplayer playing it, unfortunately no name on tune or player.
It was in C, and I have the ABC for it - will submit it under same name later for comparison.
Never heard anyone play it since then mind you - tried it a few times myself but never got a response, has filtered down into the far reaches of my memory now! Maybe I’ll dig it out again for this weekend!
I heard the tune on one of Cherish the Ladies’ albums. They say it was composed by Jerry Holland.
C Major Version
Here’s the C major version of the tune which is substantially different.
This is a good resource, but for some reason the owner wouldn’t let me post this as a separate tune - why I don’t know as one part is totally different - so you’ll have to decode the ABC for yerselves.
gcc2 Gcec|fFAc def^f|gcc2 gc (3e^fg|aege def^f|\
gcc2 Gcec|fFAc (3fgf ef|decd Bcdc|1 BGFD EGC2:|2 BGFD EGCA:||
GEE2 CDEG|cGAc G2AB|cee2 agea|gece (3d^cd A=c|\
GEE2 CDEG|cGAc G2AB|cee2 agea|1 gede cdAc:|2 gede cde^f||\