X:1 T:Mary McMahon M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel K:D ag|fdec d2 AG|FGAB =cAGB|Adde fded|(3Bcd ef g2ag| fdec d2AG|FGAF =cAGB|Adde fdec|1 Addc d2ag:|2 Addc d2de|| |:fefg a2 fg|abag fdde|fefg a2 fa|bgaf g2 ag| fefg ~a3f|abag fdga|bgaf gfed|B/c/d ef g2 ag:|]
MARY McMAHON. AKA and see "Boys on the Hilltop (The)," "Clogher Rose," "Foxhunter's Reel (2) (The)," "Micho Russell's Reel (4)," "Noel Hill's," "Sister's Reel (The)." AKA - "Mary McMahon of Ballinahinch." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. A favorite session reel, frequently recorded. The Ballinahinch of the expanded title is not the town in Co. Down, but a townland (also spelled Ballynahinch) in the barony of Tulla Upper, and the reel was considered a "signature tune" of the Tulla Ceili Band.
County Clare tin whistle player Micho Russell recorded the reel as "Clogher Rose."