It Goes As Follies reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

It Goes As Follies has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: It Goes As Follies
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gedB AGED|GFGA Bdef|gedB AGED|1~G3B A2ef:|2EAAF G2GA||!
BddB dega|bagb aged|BddB dega|1bagb ~a3 z:|2bagf g2ef||!
# Added by jdave .

Two comments

It Goes As Follies

Wonderful little tune with a rather interesting name. Perhaps someone said to a musician "How does that reel go? Play it for us!" and he replied "All right, it goes as follows…."

That’s my hypothesis anyway.

-Jonathan

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Nearly Right — Composer Credit

This tune was composed by former Chieftains flute & concertina player Michael Tubridy. The tune got its title from a characteristic expression of Michael’s former band-mate the piper Paddy Moloney. And indeed I have myself heard Paddy use this expression a few times at Chieftains concerts.