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X:1 T:Marry When You're Young S:John Doherty N:The C in the 4th, 8th, 12th, and 16th appears to be in between C flat and N:C sharp. Fiddlers should know what I'm talking about. The second four N:measures of each part present variations on the first four that John N:played, but he didn't necessarily play them in this order. D:John Doherty, The Star of Donegal, Folktracks 75 Z:Transcribed by Larry Sanger M:C K:D AG|F2FE FGAG|Ad{e}dc d2ea|fded cABd|=cAGE D/D/D DE| F/F/F {G}FE FGAG|Ad{e}dc d2eg|fded cABd|=cAGE FDDg|| {fg}f2ed cAAg|fdec dfag|{fg}f2ed cABd|=cAGE D/D/D Dg| {fg}f2ed cAAg|fdec dfeg|{fg}f2ed cABd|=cAGE FDDE||



MARRY WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG. AKA - "John Doherty's." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is a member of a large polka and reel family with numerous titles: "Bog Road," "Box about the Fireplace," "Did You Wash Your Father's Shirt?," "Disappointed Coquette (The)," "Ghile Beag lé m'Anam Thú," "Molly Jones," "Shins about the Fireside (3)," "Spailpín Fánach (2) (The)," "Tom Sullivan's," "West Cork Reel." Philippe Varlet suggests this tune is a reworking of "My Love is in America." See note for "Did You Wash Your Father's Shirt?" for discussion of this tune family.
John Doherty


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Co. Donegal fiddler John Doherty (musician) (1900-1980) [Treoir].

Printed sources : - Treoir, vol. 9, No. 5

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet GLCD 1137, Altan - "Island Angel" (1993. Appears as "John Doherty's"). Saydisc CD-SDL 420, John Doherty - "Traditional Dance Music of Ireland" (1997. Various artists).

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



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