Molly St George waltz

Also known as Molly Saint George, Molly St. George, The Tip Of The Whistle.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

Molly St George has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Molly St George
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
de/f/ | ~g2 gf ed | d2 ~ed cB | B2 ~cB AG | E4 AB/d/ |
e2f2ed/B/ | A2B2dD | EG ~A3G | G4 :|
DE/F/ |G2GA B~A | ~B2B2GA/B/ | c2{B}cd ef | g2G2de/g/ |
a2b2~ag/e/ | d2~e2ed/B/ | A3B d/B/A/G/ | A4AB |
c2 {B}cd ef | g2~ag fe | de g B AG | E4ef |
gf ed cB | cB AG ED | EG~A3G | G4 ||
2
X: 2
T: Molly St George
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
de/f/ | g2f2e2 | d2 e>d c>B | c2B2 A>G | E4 B>d |
e2g>e d>B | A2B/c/d D2 | G2 B2 A>G | G4 :|| D2 |
G2 A2 B2 | c2B2A>G | c2d2 e>f | g4 ef/g/ |
a2b>a g>f | e2g>f e>d | c2d>c B>d | A4AB |
c2 d2 e>f | g4 f>e | d2 B2 A>G | E4B>d |
e2g>e d>B | A2 B/c/d DD | G2B2A>G | G4 ||
3
X: 3
T: Molly St George
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
de/f/ | g2 gf ed | d2 ed cB | B2 cB AG | E4 AB/d/ |
ef/g/ f2 ed/B/ | A2B2dD | EG A3(G | G4) :|
DE/F/ |G2GA BA | (B2B2) GA/B/ | (c2{B}c)d ef | g2G2de/g/ |
a2b2 ag/e/ | d2 e2ed/B/ | A3B d/B/A/G/ | A4AB |
(c2 {B}c)d ef | g2 ag fe | de gB AG | E4ef |
gf ed cB | cB AG ED | EG A3(G | G4) ||
# Added by JACKB .
4
X: 4
T: Molly St George
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
de/f/ | g2 gf ed | d2 ed cB | B2 cB AG | E4 AB/d/ |
ef/g/ f2 ed/B/ | A2B2dD | EG A3(G | G4) :|
DE/F/ |G2GA BA | (B2B2) GA/B/ | (c2{B}c)d ef | g2G2de/g/ |
a2b2 ag/e/ | d2 e2ed/B/ | A3B d/B/A/G/ | A4AB |
(c2 {B}c)d ef | g2 ag fe | de gB AG | E4ef |
gf ed cB | cB AG ED | EG A3(G | G4) ||
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: Molly St George
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[M:4/4]ABc2| d4 d2c2 B2A2 | A4 B2A2 G2F2 | G4 F4 E3D | B,8 EFA2 |
B4 {cd}c4 cBAF | E4 F4 A2A,2 | A,B,D2 TE6D2 | D8 :|
A,B,C2 | D4 D2E2 F2E2 |F4 F4 DEF2 | G3F G2A2 B2c2 | d4 D4 ABd2 |
e4 f4 fedB |A4 {Bcd}B4 BAF2 | E4 E2F2 A3F | E8 E2F2 |
G3F G2A2 B2c2 | d3B e3d c2{Bd}B2 | A2B2 d2F2 E2D2 | HB,8 B2c2 |
d2dc B2A2 G2F2 | G3F E2D2 B,2B,A, | B,2D2 TE6 D2 | D8 |]

Thirteen comments

Tip of the whistle

Tip of the whistle (Molly St. George)
trad, Paddy Moloney
As played by The Chiftains on Chieftains 4
Attributed to O´Carolan by James Hardiman and to Thomas Conellan by Edward Bunting. This beautiful air was probably in existence before their time. It was sung in Coffe´s "The Beggar´s Wedding" (1792). When Panny Moloney recorded this tune for "The Chieftains 4" he could not remember the name and called it "Tip of the whistle". The tunes real name is actually Molly St. George.

Name

So why don’t you call it "Molly St. George" , with "Tip Of The Whistle" as an alternative title. Wouldn’t that be more logical ?

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Ditto!? 😏

Almost like a new tune!

Well, it´s a difficult case. Paddy Moloneys version of this tune is so diffrent from the original, that it´s almost lika a new tune. And, there are perhaps a lot of you out there that have only heard Mr. Moloney´s rendition and only know the tune by the name Tip of the whistle. Or people that would like to play the tune close to his rendition.

Duplicated

This has been submitted again. I’ve added some comments under the other submission. Maybe they could be combined and one of the duplicates deleted ?

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The original version of Tip of the Whistle - Molly St. George

On popular demand - here is the original version of Tip of the whistle (Molly St. George). As everyone can se it differ quite considerable from Paddy Molony´s rendition.

X:1
T:Molly St. George
C:trad
Q:"Larghetto"
R:Slow air
L:1/8
M:3/4
K:G

de/f/ | g2f2e2 | d2 e>d c>B | c2B2 A>G | E4 B>d |
e2g>e d>B | A2B/c/d D2 | G2 B2 A>G | G4 :|| D2 |
G2 A2 B2 | c2B2A>G | c2d2 e>f | g4 ef/g/ |
a2b>a g>f | e2g>f e>d | c2d>c B>d | A4AB |
c2 d2 e>f | g4 f>e | d2 B2 A>G | E4B>d |
e2g>e d>B | A2 B/c/d DD | G2B2A>G | G4 ||

Molly St George

This tune is not "The Tip Of The Whistle" it’s an ancient tune called Molly St George.

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Molly Saint George

THIS IS NOT A REEL, IT’S AN AIR. This is the first time I’ve ever put up a tune so I hope it’s good…..
This is an ancient air played by Kieran Fahy on "Haunting Slow Airs From Ireland".

Re: Molly Saint George

The tunes that are already up were written in 3/4 time. I’m not sure, but I don’t think Kieran Fahy played it as a waltz. I tried to add it to that one, but you can’t change the time signature when you add another tune setting. 🙂

Re: Molly Saint George

When I tried to write it as a waltz, there were a lot of notes tied over barlines, so it was just easier to write it in 4/4.

Re: Molly St George

This past Saturday we took the tour of Malahide Castle and found this tune on the wall in one of the rooms. We took a picture. Knew we’d heard it somewhere, and sure enough, it’s in the first Bunting collection as Molly St. George. However, it is also in O’Neill’s collection as The Bride of Malahide, a reference to Maud Plunkett ("single, married and widowed all in one day"), whose tomb is in Malahide Abbey. So it appears the alternate title "The Bride of Malahide" would also be appropriate here.

Re: Molly Saint George

This is the same as https://thesession.org/tunes/6698, Madelyn.
You’ve incorrectly transcribed it in 4/4 when it should be, with your note lengths, in 3/2. If you halve all the note lengths you’ll have it in 3/4 (if you move the bar lines).