Farewell to Limerick
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FAREWELL TO LIMERICK. AKA and see "Croppies' March," "Croppy's Retreat (The)," "Banks of Inverness," "Molly What Ails You?" "You're Right My Love." Irish, Polka (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Croppy's Retreat" is given as an alternate title by source Litten in his ms.
Source for notated version: ship's fiddler William Litten, c. 1800 [Huntington]. Litten was a member of the British Navy's East India fleet from 1800-1802, when he complied his manuscript. Very little is known of Litten, or what became of him, but his manuscript made it into the hands of seafarer Allen Coffin, who brought it home with him to Martha's Vineyard, Mass., in the early 19th century.
Printed sources: Huntington (William Litten's), 1977; p. 40.