T: Dear Lisa
|:GBd e2 d|egd B2 A|GBd e2 d|eaa aga|
bag agf|gfe dBA|BAG EGD|1 EGG G2 D:|2 EGG G2 A||
|:BAG EGD|EGD EGA|BAG EGD|EAA AGA|
BAG EGD|EGD EGA|BAG EGD|EGG G2 A:|
Also known as Come Have A Drink With Me, Have A Drink On Me, Have A Drink With Me, The Maghera.
There are 5 recordings of this tune.
Dear Lisa has been added to 29 tunebooks.
I heard this tune on Cherish the Ladies’ old album. It’s followed by the Maids of Ardagh polka.
@ https://thesession.org/tunes/1922 with the parts reversed.
Dear Liza? There’s a Hole in my Bucket - it’s the same tune. That explains whay I found it so easy to learn years ago.
I have a sudden urge to arrange Jamaica Farewell and The Banana Boat Song as reels.
With luck it will go away after a good sleep.
I first heard this jig being played many years ago, in a ceili bands competition at a fleadh ceoil by the lough derg ceili band.it is a tune composed by the Galway flute player Vincent Broderick.
I don’t think this is V. Broderick’s original composition because a different version of the tune appears in O’Neill’s. Broderick often takes some phrases from traditional tunes when composing a new tune: The Tinker’s Daughter is obviously based on The Green Mountain.