The Dance By The Old Sally Tree jig

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The Dance By The Old Sally Tree has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Dance By The Old Sally Tree
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:Ace ecB|A2B cEF|=GFE C2D|Ecd BcB|
Ace ecB|A2B cEF|=GFE C2D|EAA A2A:|
|:Ace e2f|=gec ded|c2A Bec|ABG Ecd|
e2c dBA| GAB dEF|=GFE C2D|EAA A2A:|
2
X: 2
T: The Dance By The Old Sally Tree
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/A/|GBd dBA|GGA BDE|=FDC B,2C|DBc A2 B/A/|
GBd dBA|GGA BDE|=FDC B,2C|DGG G2||
B/A/|GBd dde|=fdB c2 d/c/|BBG AdB|GAF D2 B/c/|
ddB cAG|FGA {B/}c2 G/E/|=FDC B,2C|DGG G2||

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Copied and pasted from the "Fiddler’s companion":

DANCE BY THE OLD SALLY TREE, THE. Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard. AB. Sally = willow, from the Latin salyx. Collected by Joyce from the singing of his aunt, Mrs. Mary MacSweeny of Cork, and of Glenosheen Co. Limerick (1844‑1855). Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 169, pg. 85.

X:1
T:Dance by the old sally tree, The
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Air
S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
N:”With spirit: time well marked”
K:G
B/A/|GBd dBA|GGA BDE|=FDC B,2C|DBc A2 B/A/|GBd dBA|GGA BDE|
=FDC B,2C|DGG G2||B/A/|GBd dde|=fdB c2 d/c/|BBG AdB|GAF D2 B/c/|
ddB cAG|FGA {B/}c2 G/E/|=FDC B,2C|DGG G2

I forgot to say that on their album "Re-joyce", Maire O’Keeffe, John Faulkner, Jackie Daly, Donal O’Connor recorded that tune as a jig.

Aye they play it in the key of A on the album. Lovely tune

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"The Dance by the Old Sally Tree"

K: A Mixolydian

~ as GM has notated it here with C# & F# and all the Gs made natural…