Handsome Sally (1)
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HANDSOME SALLY . AKA and see "Cavan Reel (4)," "Merry Thatcher (The)," "Miss Kelly's Favourite," "New Potatoes (The)," "Through the Heather." Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. There is enough similarity between this tune and "Handsome Sally (3)" to present some confusion, however, the two represent divergent paths. However there is a large number of (more or less) related tunes, including "Ivy Leaf Reel (3)," "Autumn Leaves," "Paddy Carthy's Reel (2)," and "Man of the House (The)." The tune is sometimes paired with "Johnny Watt Henry's" (e.g. by Matt Molloy, and by Tony Linnane and Noel Hill).
Source for notated version: Johnnie Maguire [Ceol]; obtained by fiddler Séan McGuire from his father Jack (County Cavan), a piccolo, flute and tin whistle player [McGuire & Keegan].
Printed sources: Ceol, vol. 3, no. 1. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tune by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 59, p. 15.
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info