Nell Flaherty’s Drake jig

Also known as Bold Thady Quill.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

Nell Flaherty’s Drake appears in 3 other tune collections.

Nell Flaherty's Drake has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Nell Flaherty's Drake
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
E/F/ |:GAF GED | CDB, CEG/A/ | cBc AGE |1 EDC D2E/F/ :|2 DCB, C2E/F/||
|:GAB cBc | dcB AGA/B/| cBc AGE | EDC D2E/F/|
GAF GED | CDB, CEG/A/ | cBc AGE|1 DCB, C2E/F/ :|2 DCB, C3 ||
X: 2
T: Nell Flaherty's Drake
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|:dec dBA | GAF GBd | g3 edB |BAG A2B |
dec dBA | GAF GBd| g3 edB |AGF G2d:||
|:def g3 | agf edB| g3 edB | BAG A2d|
dec dBA | GAF GBd| g3 edB|1 AGF G2d:|2 AGF G2B ||
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

Ther eis a song which uses this melody whic starts out with., "oh, my name it is nell & the truth I will tell, I come from coote hill which I’ll never deny"..

There is another name which is more often given to this this tune in sessions, which I can’t remember right now.

Anyway I always liked this little ditty with words or not.


Another name

Bold Thady Quill

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Re: Nell Flaherty’s Drake

I’m looking for the tin whistle notes of this tune in letter version