My Name is Bold Kelly (1)

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MY NAME IS BOLD KELLY [1]. Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Dorian (Joyce): A Dorian (Goodman). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "There is a different air with this name in Stanford-Petrie, which was contributed by me. But some mistake has crept in; for this is not the name I gave it. The spirited air I give here I remember from childhood as 'My Name is bold Kelly', as well as a verse or two of the song about Bold Kelly himself" (Joyce). The melody appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Canon James Goodman (County Cork) (vol. iii, p. 90 [1]). The air is also used for the song "Bold Fenian Men (2)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 248, p. 120.

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