S:Rice - Walsh manuscript
D2|G2B2A2 B2d2d2|egfedB AcBAGE|G2GBAc B2BAGE|A2G2G2 GEDCA,B,|
D2B2A2 B2d2d2|egfedB AcBAGE|GDGBAc B2BAGE|A2G2G2 G4:|
|:de|fedefd fedefd|fedefd e2d2c2|BAGABc d2e2f2|gfefge d2B2G2|
gbagfe fagfed|egfedB AcBAGE|GDGBAc B2BAGE|A2G2G2 G4:|
% The above is an involved variant of a much simpler jig tune of
% identical name printed in "Lynch's Melodies of Ireland 1845";
% and in "O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland 1907". The strain is
% ancient. Following is a quatrain of a folk song sung to it in
% the editor's boyhood days:
% "There was an old woman tossed up in a blanket
% Seventeen times as high as the moon;
% What she was doing there I cannot imagine
% But in her hand she carried a broom."
% All of which is reminiscent of the days of witchcraft.