Sixteen Come Next Sunday slide

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Sixteen Come Next Sunday has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Sixteen Come Next Sunday
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e2a a2f gfg e2d|efg a2a ged d3|e2a a2f gfg Bcd|
e2e d2B A2B F2=F|E2A ABd B2A G3|a3 gfe d2B A3 A3A2d||

Two comments

…a Slide to be?

This is not -stricto sensu- a slide but the lovely kinda~12/8 lilting melody of the eponymous song.

A version appears on the 1976 Bothy Band album collected from Nellí Ní Dhomhnaill ‘in May of [that] year’.
So the notes tell us as well as that it ‘has probable connections with Child 299: The Trooper and the maid’.

"As I went down yon heathery moor,
I met a bonnie wee lassie
She winked at me and passed me by…"

It isn’t the sometime eponymous:

A dorian? there’s a hing of G major in it and the only C in the melody could equally be sharp.

My original ABC had a pause on each doted crochet (d, G…)
To turn this song tune into a regular 12/8 slide will take more than cutting back those long notes. Post your endeavours here if you fancy.