Kitty Come Down to Limerick

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X: 1 T:Kitty Come down to Limerick T:Will You Come down to Limerick? R:slip jig H:See also #21 D:Sean Keane: Jig it in Style. Z:id:hn-slipjig-22 M:9/8 L:1/8 K:G d|:cAG GDG ~G3|cAG GDE =F2d|cAG GDG ~G3|[1 ^FAd ^fed cAd:|[2 ^FAd ^fed cAG|| de^f gaf ~g3|def gag =fdc|_Bcd =fge ~f3|_Bcd =fed cAG| de^f gaf ~g3|de^f gag fga|bgg ag^f g2e|^fed cAG ^FGA|| |:B2d cA^F ~G3|~B3 GBd cBA|BDD ADD ~G3|[1 ^FAd ^fed cAG:|[2 ^FAd ^fed cAd|]

KITTY COME DOWN TO LIMERICK. AKA and see "Follow Me Down to Limerick," "Jimmy Powers' Favorite," "Munster Gimlet," "Plumkum," "Will You Come Down to Limerick?" Irish, Slip Jig. G Major/Mixolydian: G Dorian (Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BCC'. Fiddler Jimmy Powers (whose name is attached to the tune as an alternate title) recorded the tune as "Follow Me Down to Limerick." The famed early 20th century Irish-American piper Patsy Twohey/Tuohey called the tune "Munster Gimlet."

Kitty come down, come down,
Kitty come down to Limerick.
I knew by the glint in her eye
That she wanted a touch of the gimlet!

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 289, p. 32 (as "Munster Gimlet").

Recorded sources : - Green Linnett GLCD 1155, Martin Hayes - "Under the Moon" (1995). Shanachie 34014, James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien & Daithi Sproule - "Traditional Music of Ireland" (1981).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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