T: The Ballina Lasses
d2BG DGBd|egdg eage|d2BG DGBd|e/g/edc BGBc|
d2BG DGBd|egdg eage|d2BG DGBd|e/g/edc BGBd||
g2bg dgbg|g/a/gbg eaaf|g2bg efge|dega bggf|
g2bg dgbg|g/a/gbg agab|g/a/g f/g/f e/f/e dB|dega bage||
Also known as The Ballina Lass, Ballina Lassies, The Ballina Lassies, Come Up To The Room I Want Ya, Come Up To The Room I Want You, Come Up To The Room, I Want Ye.
There are 18 recordings of this tune.
The Ballina Lasses appears in 1 other tune collection.
The Ballina Lasses has been added to 6 tune sets.
The Ballina Lasses has been added to 45 tunebooks.
Paul Brock, writes in the sleeve notes of Mo Chairdin - "The Ballina Lasses comes from the playing of Paddy Killoran & his Pride of Erin Orchestra. Killoran, another of the legendary Sligo fiddlers, spent most of his life in the USA & recorded a series of solo and duet recordings. He also recorded with a number of bands including Killoran’s Irish Entertainers; Paddy Killoran’s Irish-American Serenaders."
Harry Bradley and Jesse Smith also recorded this on their "The Tap Room Trio" album.
What a magnificent tune. I had the first part of this tune ringing in my head for the past week or so and couldn’t place where I heard it. Then I found while looking through my recordings, on Paul Brock’s "Mo Cairdín" album. Great on the flute, and just a lovely melody in general.
playing this tune and he mentions one "Jeremiah Martin" in connection with it.
For me, it sounds very much like a local version of "Come West Along the Road" - or maybe it’s the other way round - CWATR is a version of Ballina Lasses!
Third tune in the set of:
Kitty’s Gone a Milking
Come Up To The Room (Ballina Lasses)
Nice settings and beautifully played.