This is a melody that Ive heard in Irish music but cant seem to find a clear variant of it anywhere. I have found the melody used in early American ballads one being "Barbara Allen" and the other "The Jealous Lover."
I learned the tune from My Mother who learned it from her Grandfather J.C. Skipper (he was a fiddler born around 1880)… So it has been in my family for some time.
It sounds to me like a song the Dubliners have recorded on their LP ‘Further along’: "Ta an coileach Ag Fogairt an Lae" - with a few differences.
Good ear ceili…
The Chieftans also did that tune: Live From Dublin: A Tribute to Derek Bell
Ta an coileach Ag Fogairt an Lae - Anyone know what it means?
“Ta an coileach Ag Fogairt an Lae” ~ relatives, would you believe? :-/
"When The Cock Crows It Is Day"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 7th 2004 by kiwi.
Joined by a common language… 8-)
Thanks for finding When the Cock Crows "c."