Source: Music From Sliabh Luachra by Jackie Daly
The Pope’s Toe
Marie (fiddle) and Martin (box) Reilly play this on their self-titled cd as the first tune in the set of "Declan O’Rourke’s Reels." They reverse the parts from what Gian Marco posted originally here, and include a few variations.
T: Pope’s Toe, The
D: Marie and Martin Reilly
c/B/A eA fAeA|c/B/A ec ~B3d|c/B/A eA fAec|dfec A2 AB|
c/B/A aA gAfA|c/B/A ec ~B3d|ce e/e/e defa|gabg ae e/e/e||
a2 ec Ac c/c/c|Acec dB B/B/B|a2 ec Acec|dfed cA A/A/A|
afec Ac c/c/c|Acec dB B/B/B|eaaf e/f/e ce|dfed cAAB||
Lucky In Love?
Re: The Pope’s Toe
Yes, thanks for asking, Dr Dow.
This is an old tune, fairly well known in Scotland as "I’ll Gang Nae Mair to Yon Town" (https://thesession.org/tunes/14932 ) and in a slightly different setting as "Eight Men of Moidart" (https://thesession.org/tunes/9379 ). Published in ‘Caledonian Country Dances’ (1754) and by Robert Bremner in his first collection (1757).