X:1 T:Handsome Molly M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 27, p. 5) B: http://grier.itma.ie/book-two#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=4&z=351.1926%2C322.1745%2C2035.1124%2C711.9166 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin E2 BE GF/E/ BE|E2 BE FE/D/ AF|E2 BE GF/E/ BE|dABG FAAF| E2 BE GF/E/ BE|E2 BE FE/D/ AF|B2 BE GF/E/ BE|dABG FE D2|| fedB ABde|fedB AF D2|edef gfed|Bc/d/ AG FE D2| fedB ABde|fedB AF D2|egfa gfed|Bc/d/ AG FAAF||
HANDSOME MOLLY. Irish, Reel (whole time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The reel was entered into Book 2 of the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). The first strain is a relative of the "Handsome Sally (1)"/"Merry Thatcher (The)" tune family.