Annotation:Roy Neill

Find traditional instrumental music

Back to Roy Neill

X:1 T:Roy Neill T:Dublin Bay [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:Howe – Musician’s Omnibus No. 3 (1865, p. 221) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb F|d2B FED|C2E G2 G/G/|F=EF G2F|D3z2F| d2B FED|C2E G2G/G/|Fed cGA|B3 z2d| d2d d2d|d2d d2d/d/|d2A B2c|d3 z2F| d2B/B/ FED|C2E G2G|Fed cGA|B3 B2||

ROY NEILL. AKA and see "Dublin Bay (2)." Song Air (6/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Words to this mid-19th century composed song about a couple doomed to be shipwrecked and drowned are printed in Patrick John Kenedy's Universal Irish Song Book (New York, 1863, p. 63). They begin:

They sailed away, in a gallant bark,
Roy Neill and his fair young bride:
He had ventured all in that bounding ark,
That danced o'er the silvery tide.
But his heart was young, and his spirit light
And he dashed the tear away,
As he watched the shore recede from sight,
Of his own Sweet Dublin Bay.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus No. 3), 1865; p. 221.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Read the Ballad Index entry on the song [1]

Back to Roy Neill