Humors of Ballydesmond (The)
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HUMOURS OF BALLYDESMOND, THE. AKA and see "Din Tarrant's (5)," "Knocknaboul Polka (1) (The)," "Knocknabower Polka (1)," "Little Green Cottage (The)," "Scartaglen Polka (1) (The)." Irish, Polka. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The Sliabh Luachra town of Ballydesmond was established in the 1830's as a planned village at the junction of two newly built roads, among the first in the interior of the hilly region. "If I Had Maggie in the Wood" or "Maggie in the Woods" is a similar melody.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 131.
Recorded sources: Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, The Kerry Fiddle Trio - "The Rushy Mountain" (1994. Reissue of Topic recordings). Topic 12T309, Padraig O'Keeffe, Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford - "Kerry Fiddles" (1977).
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info