T: It Goes As Follies
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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 11 tunebooks.
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.
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.