Peggy Lettermore polka

Also known as Peigín Leitir Móir, Peigín Leitir Mór.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Peggy Lettermore has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Peggy Lettermore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd BG|Bd d>A|Bd cB|A2 AG/A/|
Bd BG|Bd g>e|dB cA|1 G2 G>A:|2 G2 Ge/f/||
|:g2 d>c|Bd de/f/|gd cB|A2 Ae/f/|
gg d>c|Bc d>e|dc BA|1 G2 Ge/f/:|2 G2 G>A||
X: 2
T: Peggy Lettermore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FA FD | F/G/A A>G | F/G/A GF | E2 ED/E/ |
F/G/A FD | FA d>B | AG FE | D2- :|
d2 A>G | FA AB/c/ | dA GF | E2- EB/c/ |
d/e/d/B/ AA/G/ | F/G/A A>B | AG FE | D2- :|

Six comments

Peggy Lettermore (Peigín Leitir Móir)

A fairly popular tune which I believe was written in 1911 by Máirtín Ó Clochartaigh and Pádraic Ó Maille of Leitir Caladh. It was popularized by the Dubliners in a version with lyrics in Irish. I think its a fun, silly tune that sounds good when paired with "The Rakes of Mallow".

Lyrics

PEIGÍN LEITIR MÓIR / PEGGY LETTERMORE

CURFÁ/CHORUS: O gairim, gairim, í
Agus gairim í mo stór
Míle grá le m’anam í
Sí Peigín Leitir Móir

1. Éirigh suas a Pheigín
Agus seas ar bharr an aird
Comhair do chuid bullán
Agus féach a’ bhuil siad ann

2. Tá Bríd agam ‘s tá Cáit agam
Sí Peig an bhean is fearr
Pe’r bith fear a gheo bhas í
Nach air a bheas an t-ádh

3. Chuir me scéala siaaar chuici
Go gceannóinn di bád mor
‘S é ‘n scéala ‘chuir si aniar chugam
Go ndéanfadh leathbhad seoil

4. Tá iascairi na Gaillimhe
Ag teaach anoir le coir
Le solas gealaai gile
Nó go bhfeicidis and tseoid

CURFÁ DEIRIDH/LAST CHORUS: ‘S ó, gairim í
‘Gus gairim í mo stor
Míle grá le m’anam í
Is gearr go mbeaidh sí mór

“Peigín Leitir Mór” / “Peggy Lettermore” ~ in D

Thanks! It did surprise me that this wasn’t already here. Here it is again, down a few steps in D…

X: 2
Peigín Leitir Mór
T: Peggy Lettermore
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
|: D>E |\
FA FD | F/G/A A>G | F/G/A GF | E2 ED/E/ |
F/G/A FD | FA d>B | AG FE | D2- :|
|: DB/c/ |\
d2 A>G | FA AB/c/ | dA GF | E2- EB/c/ |
d/e/d/B/ AA/G/ | F/G/A A>B | AG FE | D2- :|

thats it 🙂 thanks