On The Top Of Cork Road jig

Also known as Father O’Flynn, Lasses Of Scotland, Rollicking Irishman, Top Of Cork Road, The Top Of Cork Road, Top Of The Cork Road, The Top Of The Cork Road, Yorkshire Lasses.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

On The Top Of Cork Road appears in 1 other tune collection.

On The Top Of Cork Road has been added to 5 tune sets.

On The Top Of Cork Road has been added to 111 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: On The Top Of Cork Road
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f2d dcd|BGB A2e|f2d dcd|Bcd efg|
f2d dcd|BGB A2e|Bcd Ace|fdd d2 e:|
|:fdf faf|gee efg|dcd fed|cAA A2e|
fdf faf|gee efg|Bcd Ace|fdd d2e:|
2
X: 2
T: On The Top Of Cork Road
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"D"dAF DFA | "G"Bed "A"cBA | "D"d2d "A"efg | "D"fdf "A"ecA |
"D"dAF DFA | "G"Bed "A"cBA | "D"d2d "A"efg |[1 "D"fdd d3 :|[2 fdd d2 ||
|:g |"D"fdf fga | "A"ecA ABc | "Bm"d2d fed | "A"cAA A2c |
"G"BGB Bcd | "D"AFD DFA | "G"dcd "A"efg |[1"D"fdd d2 :|][2"D"fdd d3 |]

Five comments

Different Tune, Same Name

Some of you who were searching for the tune by name, like I was, will find this a different tune than what you expected. If you search the tune database for Father O’Flynn, you will find another tune also called "Top of Cork Road," which is the tune I am familiar with.

Older than you think

This song is first published in England as the "Yorkshire Lasses" in 1789. The earliest Irish version stems from 1798. It is also widely known as "The Rollicking Irishman" and the famous song "Father O’Flynn".

Same tune different setting

I think it’s the same tune just changed a bit.

Re: On The Top Of Cork Road

Alias - "Lasses of Scotland" (a song) which can be found in the "Scottish Students Songbook" circa 1880s. If you see this book in a 2nd hand/charity shop, pick it up. Quite a treasury and not dear to buy. The song in question describes lasses’ hair as "raven or carroty", a v pleasant ditty about lovely girls.