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Nellie, Your Favour I Fear I'll Not Gain - The Teetotallers (Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle)
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This delightfully-named hornpipe shows all the traits of a very old tune—a simple structure with only a few phrases repeated in both the first and second parts. The title makes me suspect the melody was associated with a song.

 

The earliest known appearance of this tune is from George Petrie's "The Complete Collection of Irish Music" published in 1903, tune #648 in Volume 2. This collection is available for viewing and download as a pdf from the Library of this website. A note in Petrie's book indicates that this tune was sourced from an even earlier manuscript of one Father Walsh.

X:1

T: Nellie, Your Favour I Fear I'll Not Gain

R: Hornpipe

M: C|

S: The Teetotallers (Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle) youtube video

K: A dorian

AG [| EAAG A2 BG | ABde gbag | egde BdAB | !turn!G3 A {Bc}B2 AG | 

EAAG A2 BG | ABde gbag | egde BedB | [F2A2] AG A2 :|

B [| dBde g3 a | gede gbag | egde BdAB | !turn!G3 A {Bc}B2 AG | 

EAAG A2 BG | ABde gbag | egde BedB | [F2A2] AG A2 :|