Bhíosa Lá I bPort Láirge

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 Theme code Index    1H5H 5H3H 1H2H 3H2H
 Also known as    Dainty Besom Maker (The), Forgive the muse that slumbered, Gimlet (The), I'd mourn the hopes that leave me, Johnny's Grey Breeks (2), Old Lea Rigg (The), Little Mary Cullenan, Little Sheila Connellan, Maureen from Giberland, Port Láirge, Rose Tree (1) (The), Rose Tree in Full Bearing (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Polka
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    IRELAND(Munster)
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Terry Moylan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Johnny O'Leary
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 32
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1994
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BHÍOSA LÁ I bPORT LÁIRGE. AKA and see "The Dainty Besom Maker," "Forgive the muse that slumbered," "The Gimlet," "I'd mourn the hopes that leave me," "Johnny's Grey Breeks [2]," "The Old Lea Rigg," "Little Mary Cullenan," "Little Sheila Connellan," "Maureen from Giberland," "Port Láirge," "The Rose Tree [1]", "The Rose Tree in Full Bearing." Irish, Polka. Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A tune with a long history in the tradition in country dance and air forms, here rendered as a Sliabh Luachra polka. Moylan's source, accordion player O'Leary, thought that fiddler Denis Murphy had the English words to this tune, before he died.

Source for notated version: Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region), recorded in recital at Na Píobairí Uileann, February, 1981 [Moylan].

Printed source: Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 55, p. 32. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 9.