Poor Old Woman (1)
X:1 T:Poor Ould Woman  T:Sean bean boct  M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Kerr - Merry Melodies vol. 1 (c. 1880) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin ed | c2 (Bc) AcBA | GEGA GABd | edcB ABcd | e2A2 Afed | c2 (Bc) AcBA | GEGA GABd | eg^fa gedB | A2 AA A2 :| |: e^f | g2 (ga) gedB | A2 AA A2 e^f | g2 (ga) gedc | BcAB G3B | AEAB AcBA | GEGA GABd | eg^fa gedB | A2 AA A2 :|]
POOR OULD WOMAN  (An Sean Bean Bhocht). AKA – “Poor Old Woman,” “Poor Auld Woman," "Shan Van Vocht (1) (The).” AKA and see "Bonaparte Crossing the Alps," "Jerry Daly's Hornpipe," "Sean bean boct (1)." Irish (originally), New England; Hornpipe, Reel. A Dorian (most versions): G Dorian (Levey). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Kerr lists the tune as an “Irish Reel.” It has the same melodic contours as does “Loch Leven Castle”/Tomraney Castle (1)," and "Shady Groves" and "Bantry Bay Hornpipe (1)" are also related.