X:1 T:Clonmell Lassies M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Obtained from the Patrick O'Neill manuscripts B:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 479 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D/>G/G A/>G/G | D/>G/G/d/ c/A/G/F/ | D/>G/G A/G/G | c/A/f/d/ c/A/G/F/ | D/G/G A/G/G | D/G/G/d/ c/A/G/F/ | D/G/G A/G/G | c/A/f/d/ c/A/G/F/ || d/g/g a/g/g | d/g/g/b/ a/g/f/d/ | c/=f/f g/f/f | c/=f/f/g/ a/g/f/d/ | d/g/g a/g/g | c/g/g/b/ a/g/f/g/ | a/b/g/a/ f/g/f/d/ | c/A/f/d/ c/A/G/F/ ||
CLONMEL(L) LASSIES. AKA and see "Bruisus (The)," "Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel(s)," "Kiss the Maid Behind the Barn," "Maid Behind the Bar (2) (The)," "Mallon's Reel," "Bearrchaile taobh thiar den Bhear (An)," "Sally Kelly (2)." Irish, Reel. G Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.
Source for notated version: "From O'Neill's collection" (1787) [Stanford/Petrie]. The attribution is to the music manuscript collection of County Kilkenny musician Patrick O'Neill (1765–1832), now in the hands of the National Library of Ireland (NLI). According to researcher Nichlas Carolan [An Píobaire, vol. 5, No. 5, 2009, pp. 18-19], "Patrick O’Neill or Pádraig Ó Niall (1765–1832) was a prosperous miller and farmer of some 80 acres at Owning, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny (in the south-east of the county, near Carrick-on-Suir). His son Cornelius (1830–97), also of Owning, seems to have written one of the NLI music manuscripts. By avocation Patrick O’Neill was, as well as being an uilleann piper, a fiddle player and seemingly a singer, and an Irish-language poet, known locally as ‘An Muilleoir Meidhreach’ (the merry miller). The manuscripts contain tunes from a variety of sources, including Scottish, English and Continental tunes as well as Irish, not uncommon in period manuscripts, which seems to assert that musicians of the era were interested in good tunes, no matter what the source.