X:1 T:Molloy's Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig D:Sean Ryan and PJ Moloney LP Z:Stephen Jones K:Em gfg edB | BAB EFG | FEF DFA | dAF AFD | gfg edB | BAB EGA | BdB AGF | GEE E3 :| |:e3 Beg | bge gfe | ded Adf | afd fed | e3 Beg | bge gfe | BdB AGF | GEE E2 :||
MOLLOY'S JIG. AKA - "Malloy's Favorite." AKA and see "Ballinamere Jig," "Father Morrison's Delight," "Molloy's Favorite Jig," "Moss Martin's," "Paddy Canny's Jig," "Paddy Carty's Favourite," "Tongs by the Fire (2) (The)," "Tony Molloy's." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune has South Sligo associations. Recorded by County Tipperary fiddler Sean Ryán (d. 1985) & P.J. Moloney. The jig is a variant of "Contentment is Wealth (1)," perhaps derived from the latter. Father John Quinn finds certain settings of 'Contentment' are quite like "Molloy's Jig"--"It is as if 'Molloy’s Jig' developed from “Contentment is Wealth,” he writes, "by occasional octave jumping, which perhaps happened on a flute."