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MOLLY TIERNEY. AKA - "Moll Tierney." Irish, Air or March (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. Each of the three parts is twelve bars in length in Frank Roche's version. The one published by Dr. Hudson in The Dublin Magazine (November, 1842) has two parts of fourteen measures each. Hudson's remarks go:

"Moll Tigearnaig" is another of those airs which we obtained in the olden time from poor O'Reilly. Who this pleasant Dame "Moll Tierney" may have been, and who was the author of this effort to immortalize her in Irish song, are points on which we are unfortunately unable to throw any light at present. She must nevertheless, we opine, have been a comical lass, and we trust our readers will rejoice at the introduction, and lose no time (as she is remarkable for her liveliness and spirit) in "making her acquaintance."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: The Dublin Magazine, November, 1842; No. 41. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 353, p. 63.

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