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LISTOWEL HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (2)," "First Light of Day," "From Galway to Dublin (Town)," "Mick McGuire." Irish, Hornpipe. A hornpipe version of "Let Mr. McGuire Sit Down." Some similarities to the American variant "Bonaparte Crossing the Rocky Mountains." The tune was recorded in 1929 by Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band under the title "From Galway to Dublin," which features a vocal describing a train trip form west to east Ireland. Sullivan was a pianist from Boston, who, according to Philippe Varlet and Dick Spottswood, worked full-time as a salesman for the Steinway piano company, and who recorded some 100 sides in the 78 RPM era.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Rounder CD 1087, "From Galway to Dublin" (1993).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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