Blackrock Shore (The)
X: 1 T:The Blackrock Shore R:Hornpipe C:Ed Reavy M:4/4 L:1/8 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. K:D 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.