It Goes As Follies reel

By Michael Tubridy

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

It Goes As Follies appears in 1 other tune collection.

It Goes As Follies has been added to 2 tune sets.

It Goes As Follies has been added to 12 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:|2 EAAF G2GA||
BddB dega|bagb aged|BddB dega|1 bagb ~a3 z:|2 bagf g2ef||
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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.


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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.