I Bridled My Nag

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I BRIDLED MY NAG. Irish, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Air and words learned in early life from hearing the people sing the song. The hero was evidently what sporting people now call a 'welsher'" (i.e. one who has no funds to pay any debts incurred) {Joyce}. It begins:

I bridled my nag and away I did ride
Till I came to an alehouse hard by a town side,
There I saw three gentlemen throwing dice,
And the took me to be some noble knight:
Cho: With my right fol-ol de diddle, right fol-lee,
And in my pocket bur one pen-nee.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 60, p. 33.

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