Molly on the Shore (2)

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X:1 T:Molly on the Shore [2] R:reel C:Ed Reavy M:2/2 L:1/8 Z:Joe Reavy N:Fritz Kreisler once recorded a setting of this popular tune. Ed re-wrote N:the first two parts and added an original third part. That third part is N:one of his finest compositions. K:G GF | DGGB d2 cA|d2 cA FGAF | DGGB d^cde | =fd=cd Agg^F | DGGB d2 cA | d2 cA FGAF | DGGB d^cde | =fd=cd AGGA | dg (3gfg afgf | dfcf dfcf | dg (3gfg afgf | d=fcd AGGA | dg (3gfg afgf | dfcf dfcf | (3bag (3agf gfde | =fdcA G2 G^F | DGGB dcAG | D=FCF DFCF |DGGB d^cde | =fdcd AGG^F | DGGB dcAG | D=FCF DFCF | DGGB d^cde| =fdcA AGGA | g3 a fe^fa | gfga fdcf | gfga fgag | ^fdcd AGGA | g3 a fe^fa | gfga =f2 ga | (3_bag (3agf gfde | =fdcA G2 ||

MOLLY ON THE SHORE [2]. Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddle player and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). Reavy rewrote the first two parts of the tune and added an original third part. However, like the Rowsome settings (see "Molly on the Shore (1)" and Connolly/Martin version, Reavy's is a reworking of the Stanford/Petrie tunes "Temple Hill" and "Molly on the Shore," albeit more of the former than the latter (as Paul De Grae points out). "Kerryman's Daughter (2) (The)," "Sweetheart Reel (The)," "They Sailed away from Dublin Bay, and "Tripping thro' the Meadows" are also members of the tune family that is closely related to Reavy's first two strains.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 53, p. 55.

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