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X:1 T:When first I came to the County Limerick M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909, No. 422) K:F (D/E/)|F F (F>G) A c|d d d>e f d|c A G2 A G|F D D3 A/G/| F D F>G A c|d d d>e f d | c A G2 A G |F F F3||F/G/| A A f2 ef|d d d>e f d|c A G2 AG|F D D3 A/G/| F D F>G A c|d d d>e f d|c A G2 A G |F F F2||



WHEN FIRST I CAME TO THE COUNTY LIMERICK. Irish, Air (3/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "I have known both words and air of this song from my earliest days. The words were often printed on ballad sheets, of which I have some copies: but they have never been published till now. The air is a setting of 'Youghal Harbour'" (Joyce). The song is a version of "James Reilly" (also 'John', 'George' or 'Young' 'Riley', 'Reily' or 'Rylie'). A cognate version of this air is "Youghal Harbour (8)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 422, pp. 233-234.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Hear/see the song performed by Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill on youtube.com [1]



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