Rocky Road to Dublin (4)

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X:1 % T:Rocky Road to Dublin [4] S:Emery Martin (southwestern Pa., 1946) M:4/4 L:1/8 B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981, No. 304) K:D D2F2A2 Bc|d2e2d4|BdBA Bc d2|e2d2e2f2| D2F2A2 Bc|d2e2f2 af|ecdd d2F2|E4D2z2|| a3g f2d2|f2a2a4|a2 (3baf e2f2|g2a2b2a2 d3a fedB|A2d2f2 af|ecdd d2F2|E4 D2z2||

ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN [4]. AKA and see "Loch Erroch Side," “Loch Ericht Side,” "I'm O'er Young to Marry Yet (3)," "Over the Hills to Glory," "Lass of Gowrie (The)," “Lass o' Gowrie (1),” "Lakes of Sligo (The)," “Tom Billy's Polka (2).” American, Reel. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Bayard (1981) thinks the tune is descended from an air that has seen service as a reel, polka, strathspey, and song air, in versions from several genres with several titles (listed as alternates above). The title "Rocky Road to Dublin" is a 'floater', and became attached to several different tunes.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Emery Martin (fiddler from Pa., 1946; learned from Max Hohl, a "soldier in the Spanish War") [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 304, p. 258.

Recorded sources: -

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