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X:1 T:Slieve Elva M:C L:1/8 R:Air S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin d=e|f2f2 g2 f/2>d/2c/4=B/4|c2 _BG F2G2|d2 cB G2G2|G4:| GA|B2 BG f2f2|g2 (3gf=e f4|g2d2 dcBc|{d}e2d2 {c/=B/}c2 d>g| G2d2 d>c B/G/F/=E/|F2 G2 {A}B2c2|d2 cB G2G2|G6||



SLIEVE ELVA. Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Taken down in 1876 from the singing of James Keane of Kilkee, who was then 83 years of age; whose memory was richly stored with Irish music, and with songs both in Irish and English. He told me at the time, with the greatest confidence and cheerfulness, that he had two years more to live, as his father, grandfather and great grandfather all died at 85. Slieve Elva is a mountain in Clare" [Joyce].

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 59, p. 32.

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