Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Fair of Bellaghy, The

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See also slip jig #15

From file hnsj0.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:59
T:Fair of Bellaghy, The
T:Swaggering Jig, The
R:slip jig
H:The "long" (1/4) notes are held out for an extra beat when singing
H:the song, and the parts are not repeated. See also #15
Z:id:hn-slipjig-59
M:9/8
K:G
c|BAG EGG EGG|BAG EGG A2c|BAG EGG EGG|BAG EFE D2:|
|:c|Bdd ded dBG|cee efe e2f|gfe dcB AGA|AGA BEE E2:|
W:1. I went to the fair of Bellaghy,
W: I bought a wee swag of a pig,
W: I gathered it up in my arms,
W: and danced the swaggering jig.
W: And it's high to the top of the heather,
W: and high to the but of the sprig,
W: and high to the bonnie wee lassie
W: who danced the swaggering jig.
W:2. As I went to the fair of Bellaghy,
W: I bought a wee slip of a pig,
W: and being down by the poor house,
W: I whistled the swaggering jig.
W: And it's high to the cups and the saucers,
W: and high to the butter and bread,
W: and high to the bonnie wee lassie
W: who danced the swaggering jig.
W:3. I being down by the poor house,
W: I whistled so loud and so shrill,
W: I made all the fairies to tremble
W: that lived around Corcoran's hill.
W: And it's high to the top of the heather
W: and high to the but of the sprig,
W: and high to the bonnie wee lassie
W: who danced the swaggering jig.


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