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MADAM IF YOU PLEASE (A bean uasal ma's toil leat). AKA and see "Girl of the Golden Tresses," "Oh girl of the golden tresses." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Flute player Mike Rafferty called the tune "Rambles of Joe Burke (The)," after the famous Galway accordion player who used to play the tune.

Source for notated version: New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 254, p. 78 (appears as "Rambles of Joe Burke"). O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 944, p. 161.

Recorded sources: Green Linnett GLCD, Seamus Connolly - "Notes From My Mind" (1994). Kells Music 9509, Mike & Mary Rafferty - "The Dangerous Reel" (1996).

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




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