Nelly My Pretty Girl
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NELLY, MY PRETTY GIRL (Nelly A Chailín Deas). AKA and see "Little Rock of My Affection (The)," (Carraigín an annsa). Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). G Dorian/Mixlodyian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tonality shifts between modes. Collector William "Forde compares this with 'Lord King'" (Joyce).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 457, p. 256.