Coming Home from the Bog

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COMING HOME FROM THE BOG (Ag Teacht Abhaile on bPortach). AKA and see My Love is Fair and Handsome (2).” Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune has some similarities to "McFadden's Handsome Daughter," Breathnach (1985) says, but the turns are not the same. He records that “My Love is Fair and Handsome (2)” is a Kerry title for the tune and the “Gardener's Daughter (3) (The)” is a name for it in County Sligo.

Source for notated version: fiddler Paddy Ryan (Co. Roscommon and Birmingham) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 141, p. 76.

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