Over the Bridge to Bessie
I learned a slighly different version of this tune from Harry Bradley and Paul O’Shaughnessy’s duet playing. According to the notes, Harry learned it from Nigel and Diana Boullier from Co. Down.
K: Dmaj (?)
BA|:GEBE GE~E2|GEBE D2EF|GEBE GABc|1 edce d2BA:|2 edce d3A||
(3Bcd ef ~g3e|abaf gfed|(3Bcd ef g2fg|1 afge d3A:|2 afge d2||
The second part is almost identical to that of John Egan’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/909 This is probably not related to "Over the *Water* to Bessie" recorded by Frankie Kennedy.
Closely Related Tune
Johnny Loughran’s, or Con McGinley’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/1643
T:Over thr Bride to Betty
S:Memories From The Holla by Angelina Carberry
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
GEBE GE~E2|GEBE D2BA|GEBE GABd|1edce d2BA:|2edce d3A||
Bdef g2ge|agfa gfed|Bdef g2e/f/g|afge d2BA|
Bdef g2ge|abgf gfed|Bdef g2ge|afge d2BA|