Groves of Blackpool (1)

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GROVES OF BLACKPOOL [1], THE. Irish, Air (9/8 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Dr. Petrie has given two versions of 'The Groves of Blackpool' in his Ancient Music of Ireland, one of which (at p. 110) was given him by me; and it is repeated in Stanford-Petrie (No. 573). But I gave Petrie no name for the air; as I knew none. The air I now give here is different from those two, though in the same measure; and as a melody it seems to me better than either. Observe I take it as a different tune, not a mere variant. Seeing the double source (FitzGerald and Forde) from which this comes, I am disposed to believe that it is the true air of 'The Groves of Blackpool'" (Joyce).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 484, p. 268.

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