T: May Day
|:D2|GABG ABcA|defd dcBA|BcBG ABAG|FGAB cAGF|
GABG ABcA|defd dcBA|B2 d2 cAGF|DGGA G2:|
|:(3def|g2 eg f2 ed|g2 eg f2 ed|defg abag|f2 dd dedc|
B2 BG AF D2|BdBG ABcA|defd cAGF|DGGA G2:|
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
May Day has been added to 11 tunebooks.
Another tune from the Joyce collection, collected from his father, also from the miners at the head of Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow.
I should have included the date 1853.
This is in fact identical to the reel "The Mullingar Races".
Obviously started life as a hornpipe datewise. I wonder, about when, it came to be played as a reel?
Not the Mullingar Races I know…
DEFD EA,A,|DEFA Bcde| etc.
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on January 17th 2006 by Cath.