Blackrock Shore (The)

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 Theme code Index    3H1H1H3 4427L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Ed Reavy
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Joe Reavy
 Book/Manuscript title    Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 110, p. 123.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    n.d.
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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X: 1
T:The Blackrock Shore
C:Ed Reavy
Z:Joe Reavy
N:Aunt Ann used to sing the
N:Maid of the Blackrock Shore, and
N:she never missed a verse. Ed recalls part
N:of the song, but these lines stuck in him memory:
N:For seven long years
N:I waited on the maid
N:from the Blackrock Shore.
N:Ed loved the old songs that were sung by the people of his region.
g|fedc dAFA|GFGF EDCE|DFAF EGBG|FAdf gfed|
fefd gfec|defd AGFA|GFEG FEDF|1 EDCE D3 z:|2 EDCE D2 EF||
|:GFED CEA,C|DFAc d2 cd|edef gfga|bgec dAFA|
dfaf bgec|defd AGFA|GFEG FEDF|1 EDCE D2 EF:|2 EDCE D3||

BLACKROCK SHORE, THE. Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). The tune was named for the song "Maid of the Blackrock Shore," which Reavy remembered from his Aunt Ann's singing when he was a boy.

Printed source: Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 110, p. 123.