Old Blackthorn (The)
X:1 T:The Old Blackthorn T:The Jolly Clam-Diggers S:Donal Murphy, accordion B:CRE I, no.136 (slightly different) R:reel M:4/4 L:1/8 Z:transcribed by Paul de Grae K:D d2 FB AFEF|D2 dc BABc|dF ~F2 AFEF|GBAF Dgfe| d2 FB AFEF|Dddc BABc|dF ~F2 AFEF|GBAF DABc|| ~d2 fd egfd|A2 (3cBA eA (3cBA|defd efge|abag fdec| ~d2 fd egfd|A2 (3cBA eA (3cBA|defg a3 g|fdec dgfe||
OLD BLACKTHORN, THE (An Sean-draighneán). AKA and see "Blackthorn Stick (4) (The)," "Brightest Eyes," "Clear the Road," "Countess of Louden's Reel," "Inch of Garth," "Irishman's Blackthorn Stick (The)," "Jolly Clam-diggers (1) (The)," "Rising of the Sun (The)," "Rising Sun (2) (The)," "Strone Johnny." Irish, Reel. Ireland; County Sligo, west Kerry. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach): AA'BB' (Moylan). A version of "The Rising Sun" family of tunes, albeit with a different second strain. O'Neill (1903) printed sets under the titles "Rising Sun (2) (The)" and "Jolly Clam-diggers (1) (The)", by which titles it earlier appeared in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), along with an additional set called "Brightest Eyes." Scottish versions can be found as "Countess of Louden's Reel" and "Inch of Garth."