The Castlebar Races
This is also on the database in its more common key of G https://thesession.org/tunes/1160
“The Flying Dutchman”
Key signature: G Major ~ B Phrygian in my reconning…
Submitted on September 6th 2003 by timo.
This is another take on this melody. Both of these ring as Phrygian to me, with this take on the melody, "James O’Byrne’s" resolving on ‘B’ and thus being in the key of B Phrygian… Hey, there’s not a lot of these about…
Sorry, I meant ‘A’ and A Phrygian… "The Castlebar Races" & "The Flying Dutchman" resolve on ‘B’ and are in my hearing B Phrygian… "James O’Byrne’s" given here with one flat is A Phrygian…
It has nothing to do with phrygian, ‘c’!
That doesn’t surprise me… However, have you tried playing them that way? :-D
T: James O’Byrne in the Deep Freeze
|: F^EF cFF | dFF cAG | F^EF cFF | dcA GEC |
F^EF cFF | dFF cde | fed cAG | AdB cAG :|
|: faf agf | ece gec | fef afd | dcA FAc |
faf agf | ec/d/e gec | afa ged | c2 d cAG :|