Mary Will You Do it Again?

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X:1 T:Mary, will You do it again S:Frank Sweeney/Proinsais Mac Suibhne M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, vol. 1, No. 1 (1904, p. 35) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G/E/G/E/ |B/E E|F/E/F/G/ |A/D D|G/E/G/E/ B/d/c/A/|B/G/F/D/|B/E/E2:| |:d/e/d/e/|GG B/d/e/f/|g/f/g/e|d/e/d/e|G(A/G/)|B/G/F/D/|B/E/ E2||



MARY WILL YOU DO IT AGAIN? Irish, Reel (2/4 time). Ireland, County Donegal. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A dance tune collected in 1904 by Padraig Mac Aodh O'Neill from the fiddle playing of Fawans, Kilmacrennen, Donegal, farmer and schoolmaster Proinsias Mac Suibhne/Frank Sweeney and published in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society of that year. A note with the tune states it was used to accompany the Clap Dance, which Caoimhin Mac Aoidh (Between the Jigs and Reels, 1994) remarks is still to be found in a few parts of Donegal, west Fermanagh, Cavan and Monaghan (though now danced to a hornpipe). The Clap Dance was so-named for the clapping of hands in time to the music, and was generally the last at a county ball, remarked editor Herbert Hughes in the Journal.

A similar title is found in the jig "Mary Do it Again."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Milligan-Fox & Hughes (Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, vol. 1, No. 1), 1904; p. 35.

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