Johnny Will You Marry Me?

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JOHNNY WILL/WON'T YOU MARRY ME? AKA - "Love Won't You Marry Me?" AKA and see "Braes of Mar (1) (The)," "Down the Meadows (2)," "Lasses of Donnybrook," "Some Say the Devil's Dead." Scottish, Strathspey; Irish, Barn Dance (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Ireland, western Ireland. Used for the dances the Highland Fling and the Shottische. Robin Morton (1976) says that in Ireland the tune has been "straightened out," losing its dotted note accents "as is often the case with strathspeys. It is particularly popular in the West of Ireland for a dance called 'the Fling.'"

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 48, p. 8. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 12.

Recorded sources: -Philo 1042, Boys of the Lough - "The Piper's Broken Finger" (1976).

See also listing at:
Hear Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band recording at the Comhaltas Archive [1]
Hear Johnny Moynihan's recording at the Comhaltas Archive [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [4]



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