This is the 2nd tune in the "Tarbolton Set" Mighty on its own as well.
The Longford Collector
Thanks so much for posting this BMaloney-the tune’s been driving me mad since I heard Michael Glynn play it at the Jindabyne Fleadh a couple of weeks back here in Oz.I had been doing the advanced search thing trying the notes in my head and getting nowhere until I was looking at the comments for the Tarbolton.
Seamus egan version
anyone got the notes for wacky variation Seamus Egan plays on the Brothers McMullen soundtrack?
A tax collector? A song collector? Perhaps that’s the one tune he went away without!
Supposedly changed from ‘beggarman’ to ‘collector’ by Michael Coleman so as not to offend people from Longford.
Brad Moloney posted this reel here 11 years ago. Somebody changed the title to "Dwyer’s" with no justification at all, and the links disappeared from recordings such as Michael Coleman’s, Martin Byrnes, and the "Dubliners". I tracked it down, and I’ve put it back to its’ original. If someone has a reason for naming this tune anything other than "The Longford Collector", or the variants listed along with it above, then say so here for discussion, but please don’t do it without offering any reason. I also noticed the same thing where "Rolling In The Barrel" had been changed to "Farewell To Ireland".
maybe an apocryphal story, I heard or read somewhere Michael Coleman announced the tune at a ceili
as ’ The Longford Tinker’ whereupon a woman in the audience shouted with great resentment
‘I ‘m from Longford and I tell yez I’m no tinker’ or words to that effect, and thereafter the tune was renamed-
its a great story whether true or not
The Longford Collector, X:5
Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. Like many trad tunes this seems to move from major (G) to minor (Em).