Ships are Sailing (1) (The)
SHIPS ARE SAILING  (“Ta na lungaide” or “Longa ag seolad”). AKA and see "Boy in the Boat (2) (The)," "Misses is Sick (The)," "Take Her Out and Air Her (1),” “White-haired Lass." Irish, New England; Reel (cut time). E Dorian (Em). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Taylor): AA'B (Mulvihill, O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AABB (Brody, Cole, DeMarco, Flaherty, S. Johnson, Mallinson, Miller & Perron): AA'BB' (Martin & Hughes, O'Neill/Krassen, Tubridy). A reel that has held currency as a popular session tune among Irish traditional musicians for some time. A version was printed in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (Boston, 1883) under the "Ships are Sailing" title that is very similar to the one O'Neill printed in 1903, and a version was entered into the 1890's music manuscript collection of London dancing master Patrick D. Reidy under the title "Misses is Sick (The)." This would seem to indicate that it was widespread at least since the latter 19th century.
Ken Perlman, writing in 1979, said this reel was very popular among Irish musicians in New York City. It is occasionally heard played in that city's sessions today, though considered somewhat worn. See also the related “Trim the Bonnet.”