See also the tune under the name “Romping Molly” in Shaw’s Cowboy Dances (1943). The melody is still heard in English sessions in modern times, although considered a ‘beginner’s tune’, and it is widely recognized throughout the English-speaking world, and despite its Irish-sounding title, the tune's provenance has not been established. 136, p. 62. ~ or was it just a name the recorder teacher chose to give it? Very cool. Ever raking, never thinking, This page was last edited on 11 September 2019, at 02:21. 22. ). K: GMaj X: 3 T: Rakes of Mallow, The the second part of this polka is used as the verse-tune for La Bolduc(the great , eternal, French singing, Canadian MusicHall artist of the ‘entre-deux-guerre’ period)’s ‘(Hourrah) pour la Pitchoune’ or "Elle joue du Banjo", The tune for the verses of this song is based on the 2d part of this polka. â 8 bars The gents link right arms in centre, and, with Promenade Step, dance round clockwise (4 bars), turn and link left arms, dancing anticlockwise, each finishing up between his two partners (4 bars) E. Swing out. |: ge dc | Bc d2 | ge dc | Ba A2 | The bit that went missing…, I woke up lilting it this way and then playing it on various instruments the same, and other ways too… |: GB GB | GB c/B/A/G/ | FA FA | FA d/c/B/A/ | |: (3d/e/f/ |\ gf/e/ dc | BG c2 |c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ |BG G2 :|]. This tune This tune has these features. Standard tuning (fiddle). T. Crofton Croker quotes the words of the original song in âThe Popular Songs of Irelandâ (1839), of which the first verse is as follows:â Beauing, belling, dancing, drinking, Notated, renotated and published by Terry Clyde F. O'Neal II, Edited and copy read many times by Lee Thompson-Herbert, 1996 About this syllabus If you don't If I forget ~ remind me… ð, X: 23 Then like politicians, thinking That tune direction is circular, since the first verse and chorus of the latter are in David Herd's MS, c 1776, (reprinted by Hecht, Songs from David Herd's Manuscripts, 1904) with the tune direction "The Rakes of Mallow.". The song is about the rakes from the town of Mallow, a town in County Cork. Then to end this raking life, R: march G>B GB/B/ | G/A/B/c/ d>B | cA F/A/d/c/ | BG G :| It is similar to the tune of The Rigs of Marlow, from which it may have been adapted. T: Rakes Of Mallow, The K: GMaj Dance Identifier 78_rakes-of-mallow_gbia0025155a Location USA Restored True Run time 00:03:15 Scanner Internet Archive Python library 1.7.3 Scanningcenter George Blood, L.P. B: Walsh, “Caledonian Country Dances”, 1733, p. 34 This means that ornamentation takes a back seat to keeping a steady rhythm. âRakes of Mallowâ was prominently featured in director John Fordâs film The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne (filmed in the village of Cong, Ireland), as the theme for the fight scene when the town comes alive. I heard that sung by some "Mariners" (A fife corp) at a Fife & Drum Muster. http://www.pipers.ie/imco/BTEISA47-TheRakesofMallow.HTM. Road to Boston is a fife tune which I have been told was played by General Greene’s troops as they marched north from Rhode Island to help our colonial brethren up in Boston during the Revolutionary War. " The Rakes of Mallow " is a traditional Irish song and polka. I have also heard this played in a ‘march’ way. This tune is played a lot in the film The Quiet Man starring John Wayne, hi i have grown up with this sort of music all my life, im a dancer, and now am learning it on the fiddle have you got any tips to help me with this tune ð. In the first of the preceding it is given as four double length stanzas. S: Johnny Doherty, as heard on RTE radio Balls Up, Galway Piper, High Could Cap, Jolly Sailor, La Pitoune, Lhigey, Lhigey, Mallow Fling, Na Racairide Ua Mag-Ealla, Notre Dame University Fight Song, Piping Tim Of Galway, The Rakes Of London, The Rakes Of Mall, The Rakes Of Malta, The Rakes Of Marlow, The Rakes Of Mellow, The Rigs O’ Marlow, The Rigs Of Marlow, Romping Molly, Tim’s Reel, What A Bloody Balls Up. L: 1/8 For a more detailed search, take a look at the kinds of information page. GB DB | GB d>B | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG G || 61. See: G2 B2 G2 B2 | G2 B2 c2 A2 | B2 AG A2 GF | G4 G4 :| Two Hand Country Dance Rakes of Mallow Waves of Tory Denis Murphy's Reel Set Dancing North Kerry Set Rakes of Mallow Tento tanec vznikl na ceilí v Irish College v Omeath, protoÅ¾e na tancovaÄce pÅíÅ¡lo více dívek neÅ¾ chlapcÅ¯. The song is also in the 4th ed. Deputy Mayor of Mallow, Noel OConnor launches The Rakes of Mallow CD and cassette Vol. An important land-owner in the Hudson Valley, and a member of the powerful Livingston family, Henry was also a surveyor and real estate speculator, an illustrator and map-maker, and a Justice of the Peace for Dutchess County. Its chorus and lyrics where penned by Mary Travers (aka La Bolduc) c.1930 it seems. L: 1/8 1814, p. 341. gf/e/ dc | B/G/(3A/B/c/ d(3d/e/f/ | gf/e/ dc | B/G/B/d/ Ae/f/ | USA; Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York State, Massachusetts, Maine. Live the Rakes of Mallow. Columbia 33069-F (78 RPM), Michael Coleman & Tom Morrison (1925. gf/e/ dc | B>c dB | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG G :| G2 B2 G2 B2|G2B2 d2 d2|cBAG FGAB |G4 G2 z2| The Rakes Of Mallow (polka) is also known as Balls Up, Galway Piper, High Could Cap, Jolly Sailor, La Pitoune, Lhigey, Lhigey, Mallow Fling, Na Racairide Ua Mag-Ealla, Notre Dame University Fight Song, Piping Tim Of Galway, The Rakes Of London, The Rakes Of Mall, The Rakes Of Malta, The Rakes Of Marlow, The Rakes Of Mellow, The Rigs Oâ Marlow, The Rigs Of Marlow, Romping Molly, Timâs Reel, â¦ Formation: O â¦ Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isle), London, 1867; No. Stream songs including "The Rakes Of Mallow (Radio Edit)", "The Rakes Of Mallowâ¦ Lhigey, Lhigey gys y vargey, Sooree er inneenyn. Try avoiding it like the plague, and everyone will think you’re fantastic. On the Isle of Man this is known as ‘Lhigey, Lhigey’ and it is a children’s singing game. http://www.celtic-sheet-music.com/oneills/TheRakesOfMallow.pdf, 3rd tune in a set of three for the longways dance "The Walls of Limerick" This tune is most often heard as part of a set dance, not just in ireland, but in New England also. K:G Ever after live in strife, 64, p. 26 Lyrics here: http://www.labolduc.qc.ca/la-bolduc-son-oeuvre/paroles-des-chansons/2.html, The Winster Gallop is a close cousin: https://thesession.org/tunes/3570. Bronner (Old Time Music Makers of New York State), 1987; No. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Outside of Ireland too ~ Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, England, Denmark, South Africa, Canada, the U.S.A. ~ this little number and various dances that became associated with it ~ spread. & K: Dmaj ~ |: df df | df g/f/e/d/ | ~ S: O’Neill’s Music of Irleand, 1903, page 341, tune #1814 Wishing to spend all their days in f/a/ |\ I love it how with this tune the one name stuck and spread with the dissemination of the melody, wherever… While some very popular tunes have ended up with a slew of different names, often because lyrics were easily fitted to them, like "Shoe the Donkey", this very popular number tended to be known by the one name pretty much, "The Rakes of Mallow", even where languages other than English were the native tongue…, From the recorder lessons of my son: GB GB | GB c/B/A/G/ | FA DA | DA A/G/F/A/ | Russell (The Piper's Chair), 1989; p. 17. L: 1/8 And wish again for Mallow. 8. K: GMaj Page 31 ~ #119 GB GB | GB d2 | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG G2 :| Thumoth (12 English and 12 Irish Airs), 1746; No. GB GB | GB d>B | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG Gz :| Turn and link left arms and dance anticlockwise finishing up between his two partners (4b). http://www.pipers.ie/imco/BTEISA.HTM I like to play this in D on a D whistle; shifting it up a few keys makes the fingering slightly easier to do at speed and you get that wonderful piercing top D starting the downwards run in the B part. Seattle/Vickers (Great Northern Tune Book, part 2), 1987; No. The Rose Tree/This is no' my Ain Lassie/The Rakes of Mallow Stirrat's Kate Dalrymple Stirrat's Kate Dalrymple George Stirrat and his Scottish Dance Band L16 5 2/2 Kate Dalrymple/The Rakes of Mallow Waves of Tory, The 1/4 / M: C yllabus of rish ances as danced at the arry lough in Berkeley, California. http://www.celtic-sheet-music.com/ An expurgated copy of the song was given by T. Crofton Crocker in Popular Songs of Ireland, 1839, with the tune cited for it as "Sandy lent the man his mull." R: polka, reel, march X: 3 L: 1/4 There are some in amongst the ‘new breeds’ that frown on such tunes and choose to ignore them, avoid them. Recorded sources: - O: 1733 A copy of the 1740's, given as eight four-line verses is in NLS MS 6299. |: D |\ M: 2/4 Ever raking never Thinking Dancing Continued! http://www.mtrecords.co.uk/articles/summers.htm to it being used in Yorkshire for the dance ‘Ninepins’. (3bag (3agf (3gfe dc | (3BAG (3cBA d4 | (3edc dB AcBA | G4 G4 :| Sym (Sym's Old Time Dances), 1930; p. 25. Wier (Book of a Thousand Songs), 1918; p. 455. A distanced version was entered into the c. 1841 music manuscript collection of Henry Hudson, a Dublin dentist and an early collector. Last tune in "Medley of Irish Polkas"). 7: Michigan Tunes), 1986–87; p. 10. .G.B .G.B | .G.B c/B/A/G/ | .F.A .F.A | .F.A d/c/B/A/ | 33, p. 125. - Press play see an example of Bollywood dance. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. Still for mellow water crying; Live the Rakes of Mallow. GB GB | GB cA | BA/G/ AG/F/ | G2 G2 :| This tune This tune has these features. L: 1/8 gf/e/ dc | Bc d2 | gf/e/ dB | ce A2 | The dance for this week is a relatively easy Irish ceili dance thatâs good for beginners and experienced dancers alike. 9 at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow. Other copies of the song are in The Charmer, 3rd. â 8 bars http://www.celtic-sheet-music.com/musicofireland.html RAKES OF MALLOW, THE (Na Racairide Ua Mag-Ealla). "Rakes of Mallow" has also been employed for either a polka or a single step dance in the North-West (England) morris dance tradition. Try to learn the dance!-Hindi cinema, often known as Bollywood and formerly as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Bob Smith’s Ideal Band – “Better than an Orchestra” (1977). 371, p. 41. The tune has sometimes been linked in New England with the dance "Morning Star," and mid-20th century called Ralph Page used it as an accompaniment to a dance he called "Ladies' Whirligig." England; North-West, Northumberland. X:1 If you are a member of The Session, log in to add a comment. K: GMaj 11, p. 46. Ghuilley, Ghuilley, gow inneen. B: Burke Thumoth collection (as “Rakes of Marlow”), 1745 Croker says that the young men of that fashionable water-drinking town were proverbially called “the rakes of Mallow,” and he adds: “A set of pretty pickles they were, if the song descriptive of their mode of life, here recorded after the most delicate oral testimony, is not very much over-coloured.” g2 fe d2 c2 | B2 c2 d4 | cBAG FGAB | G4 G2 z2 |], "Kerr’s Third Collection of Merry Melodies" 1), 1951; No. This is likely to have originally been part of the early wire strung harp repertoire. North Star NS0038, "The Village Green: Dance Music of Old Sturbridge Village." Rakes of Mallow (The) Click on the tune title to see or modify Rakes of Mallow (The)'s annotations. Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. Beating waiters bailiffs, duns, Click on any of them to find tunes that match. In America an early version appears in the music manuscript copybook of Henry Livingston, Jr. Livingston purchased the estate of Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1771 at the age of 23. Click on any of them to find tunes that match. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 56. g2 fe d2 c2|B2 c2 d4 |g2 FE d2 c2|Bc d2 A4| Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. The earliest appearance of the tune is in Walshâs Caledonian Country Dances (1733). Source for notated version: - Lewis Jilson (Bernardstown, Mass.) L: 1/8 "Rakes of Mallow" has also been employed for either a polka or a single step dance in the North-West (England) morris dance tradition. Lhigey, Lhigey gys y vargey. I’ve grown up around traditional morris dance music, I knew this song sounded so familiar, so it makes sense about the new england thing. 67. 133. âThe Rakes of Mallowâ is a traditional Irish song , about the rakes from the town of Mallow (Co Cork). Does anyone have a timeline on either? I find it’s nice to play the first part in a choppy manner. K: Gmaj T: Sandy Lent the Man His Mill Moffat (Minstrelsy of Ireland), 1897; p. 21. |G2 B2 G2 B2|G2 B2 cBAG|F2 A2 F2 A2|F2A2 BAGF| Hey, it’s a free world, they can suck on a pint if any of those tunes they consider naff or dag happen to find air at a session they’re party to… The silliness in them is part of their charm, but some people take this music far too seriously… Let’s see some of them, please?! gf/e/ dd/c/ | Bc de/f/ | gf/e/ dc/B/ | eA Af/f/ | gf/e/ .d.c | .B.c .d.B | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG Gz | Unfortunatly I don’t remember them because I was laughing too hard. T: Rakes of Mallow, The R: country dance Live the Rakes of Mallow; Dots to be found here ~ Racking tenants, stewards teasing, G/B/B/B/ G/B/B/B/ | G/B/B/B/ c/B/A/G/ | F/A/A/A/ F/A/A/A/ | F/A/A/A/ d/c/B/A/ | Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. We play this tune regularly at our local session because the two fiddle players like it. Laurence. 5. O'Brien (Jerry O'Brien's Accordion Instructor), Boston, 1949. 21, p. 8 (appears as “Rakes of Mall”). Hear Co. Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman and flute player Tom Morrison's 1925 recording at the Internet Archive  (Appears under the title "Heights of Alma (1) (The)"). https://tunearch.org/w/index.php?title=Annotation:Rakes_of_Mallow_(The)&oldid=388458. Morris dance musicians play a version called "Rigs o' Marlow" for a stick-dance collected by Cecil Sharp in Headington, Oxfordshire. In 1775 he was a Major in the 3rd New York Regiment, which participated in Montgomery’s invasion of Canada in a failed attempt to wrest Montreal from British control. AB (Bronner, O'Neill): AABB (Aird, Johnson/1983, Kerr, Linscott, O'Brien, Russell, Ruth, Sweet, Seattle/Vickers, Wade): AABBCC (Johnson, Karpeles, Kennedy, Raven). The video includes a tutorial on the dance steps if you watch all the way through! GB GB | GB c/B/A/G/ | FA DA | FA d/c/B/A/ | (3b/a/g/ (3a/g/f/ (3g/f/e/ d/c/ | (3B/A/G/ (3c/B/A/ d2 | (3e/d/c/ d/B/ A/c/B/A/ | G2 G2 :|, X: 8 I just heard a Gael Force rendition of this on bagpipes with awesome guitar and heavy percussion. One time naught but claret drinking, â¦ O'Malley & Atwood (Seventy Good Old Dances), 1919; p. 39. If you arenât a member of The Session yet, you can sign up now. gf/e/ dd/c/ | Bg dB/d/ | c/B/A/G/ F/e/d/c/ | BG G |], "The Rakes Of Mallow" was published in Burk Thumoth’s book, "Twelve Scotch and Twelve Irish Airs", c. 1742, subtitled "With Variations, set for the German Flute, Violin or Harpsichord by Mr Burk Thumoth". R: polka T: Rakes Of Mallow, The L: 1/8 g2 fe d2 c2 | B2 c2 d4 | g2 fe d2 c2 | Bc d2 A4 | Below are the lyrics for the Rakes of Mallow, supposed a traditional, Irish drinking song: Bayard (1981) wrote that the title stemmed from the 18th century when the town of Mallow, County Cork (on the river Blackwater between Limerick and Cork City) was a well-known spa and known as the “Irish Bath” [the city of Bath, in England, was famous as a spa]. |: g/f/g/e/ e/d/d/c/ | B/G/c/A/ d2 | g/b/a/g/ f/e/d/c/ | B/G/a A2 | Folkways 8826, Per's Four – "Jigs and Reels." The term is a combination of "Bombay" and "Hollywo Hear the 1935 recording by Robert Lemieux and Hector Charbonneau (fiddle and accordion) at the Virtual Gramophone  (as "Le râteau de mallon"/"Rakes of Mallon"). Have a peep at its double-entendres at: http://www.frmusique.ru/texts/b/bolduc/pitoune.htm. Bacchus’ true begotten sons, 145–148. M: 2/4 AKA and see "Heights of Alma (1) (The)," “Jolly Sailor,” “Piping Tim of Galway,” “Rakes of London,” "Rigs o' Marlow," “Romping Molly.” Irish (originally), English, Scottish, American; Air, Polka, Reel or March. K: GMaj To raise the "sinking funds"when sinking. Lives the Rakes of Mallow. He was music editor of The Citizen or Dublin Monthly Magazine from 1841-1843, and had collected the tune from "Mrs. (Maggy) Foley," evidently a singer who was the source for several airs in Hudson's manuscript (see "Catherine Ogly" and "My High Caul Cap"). GB GB | GB d>B | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG G :| GB GB | G/A/B/c/ dA/G/ | FA FA | F/G/A/B/ cB/A/ | Ruth (Pioneer Western Folk Tunes), 1948; No. gf/e/ dd/c/ | Bc de/f/ | gf/e/ dc/B/ | eA Af/a/ | K: Gmaj I’ll have to remember to add a different take or two of this melody to the comments here. I like to play the ending as |d/e/d/c/ B/C/B/A/ | BG G2 | but that’s just the version I picked up by whistling it! X: 7 Beating Bawds, whores, and duns, Raking as at Mallow. When at home, with da-da dying, Membership is free, and it only takes a moment to sign up. akes Of Mallow, The M:4/4 This tune has been recorded together with, http://www.frmusique.ru/texts/b/bolduc/pitoune.htm, http://www.celtic-sheet-music.com/musicofireland.html, http://www.celtic-sheet-music.com/oneills/TheRakesOfMallow.pdf, "The Rakes of Mallow" & "Allen’s Irish Fiddler", http://www.oldmusicproject.com/allans.html, http://www.earlygaelicharp.info/sources/thumoth.htm, http://www.pipers.ie/imco/BTEISA47-TheRakesofMallow.HTM, http://www.mtrecords.co.uk/articles/summers.htm, "The Rakes Of Mallow" ~ 1742 ~ courtesy of Bent Allpress’s link above, "The Rakes of Mallow" ~ having a bit of fun, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f7/13533.mp3, http://www.labolduc.qc.ca/la-bolduc-son-oeuvre/paroles-des-chansons/2.html. The elderly Dunham was Henry Ford's champion fiddler in the late 1920's. Livingston included the following verse, a drinking song attributed to Edward Lysaght, with the melody: Beauxing, belling, dancing, drinking, gf/e/ dc | Bc d2 | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG Gz :| Was it this way in a book? Jarman and Hansen (Old Time Dance Tunes), 1951; p. 73. G Major. Rake, short for rakehell, refers to a dissolute man, usually given to vices like drinking, promiscuity, gambling, and womanizing. It had some other verses which are far, far too dirty to even imagine posting in this forum. 61, p. 27 (as "Rakes of London"). [Linscott]; Les Weir, 1976 (New York State) [Bronner]; seven southwestern Pa. fifers and fiddlers [Bayard]; Bob Fleck (Michigan) [Johnson]. Given in 4/4 and also in 2/4 for comparison’s sake ~ Dance Identifier 78_rakes-of-mallow_tex-williams-and-his-western-caravan_gbia0047914 Location USA Run time 0:06:47 Scanner Internet Archive Python library 1.7.7 Scanningcenter George Blood, L.P. â¦ |: gf/e/ dc | Bc d2 | gf/e/ dc | Bg A2 | T: Rakes of Mallow |: GB GB | GB c/B/A/G/ | FA FA | FA d/c/B/A/ | Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune-Book, vol. gf/e/ .d.c | .B.c .d.B | gf/e/ .d.c | .B.e Az | Hime (Forty Eight Original Irish Dances Never Before Printed with Basses), Dublin, 1804; No. "Road To Boston" is another tune which these two fiddlers play frequently for the dances but not at the local sessions. As a JamPlay member, you will have unrestricted, unlimited access to each of these as well as hundreds of other song lessons! ~ published in Burk Thumoth’s book, "Twelve Scotch and Twelve Irish Airs", c. 1742 ~ "With Variations, set for the German Flute, Violin or Harpsichord by Mr Burk Thumoth." Gents link arms The gents link right arms in centre and with promenade step dance around clockwise (4b). T: The Rakes of Mallow (Jolly Sailor) For a more detailed search, take a look at the kinds of information page. Wade (Mally's North West Morris Book), 1988; p. 14. But, where there’s good claret plying However, the earliest appearance of “Rakes of Mallow” is in Walsh’s London-published Caledonian Country Dances of 1733 (p. 34), and the earliest printings are from England. gf/e/ dd/c/ | Bc dB/d/ | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG Gf/a/ | R: polka The Rakes Of Mallow has been added to 724 tunebooks. M: 2/4 |: d |\ S: Allen’s Irish Fiddler Ghuilley, Ghuilley, gow inneen. T: Mallow Fling |: g2 e2 d2 c2 | B2 c2 d4 | g2 e2 d2 c2 | B2 a2 A4 | The lyrics are: Swiftly spending, slowly raising, L:1/8 T: Rakes Of Mallow, The 29, p. 118. Columbia 33505-F (78 RPM), O'Leary's Irish Minstrels (paired with "Jack McGrale's Jig"). g2 fe d2 c2|B2 c2 d4 |cBAG FGAB |G4 G2 z2|, Interesting take, but there’s no way this sits well as a ‘fling’. The Rakes Of Mallow polka Also known as Balls Up, Galway Piper, High Could Cap, Jolly Sailor, La Pitoune, Lhigey, Lhigey, Mallow Fling, Na Racairide Ua Mag-Ealla, Notre Dame University Fight Song, Piping Tim Of Galway, The Rakes Of London, The Rakes Of Mall, The Rakes Of Malta, The Rakes Of Marlow, The Rakes Of Mellow, The Rigs Oâ Marlow, The Rigs Of Marlow, Romping Molly, Timâs Reel, â¦ 14. One of the early printings of the tune is in the collection of Burke Thumoth, 1745 (as “Rakes of Marlow”), and Paul Gifford has found it in a manuscript of Danish hakkebraet (dulcimer) tablature under the title "Rakes of London," dated 1753. T:Mallow Fling K: G |:GB GB | GB c/B/A/G/ |FA FA | FA d/c/B/A/ | Appears as "Heights of Alma"). In dear Ireland there wasn’t a county, musician or ceili band I came across that didn’t have this tune as part of their repertoire ~ and able to get some pleasure out of playing it. Live the Rakes of Mallow. Have fun with it. I, p. 277, 1782, in The Charms of Melody, Dublin, 1776, and in the Encyclopedia of Comic Songs, London, 1819. Listen to The Rakes of Mallow - Single by Dance to Tipperary on Apple Music. They get sober, take a wife, Woodchopper (Square Dance Calls with Music and Instructions), 1940; p. 46. There’s a reference here (1-29) : Smollet Holden (A Collection of Old Established Irish Slow and Quick Tunes, vol. S. Johnson (Kitchen Musician No. Bruce Olson gives a good history of the song at the Digital Tradition Mirror, and writes in part: Although widely known, the widely known version of this song is usually somewhat expurgated. Spending faster than it comes, GB GB/B/ | G>B c/B/A/G/ |FA F/G/A/G/ | FA D2 | Z: John Chambers
Gives the tune something of a lift & a giggle to boot. Click through for notes and video links. While the gents are swinging with left arms the lady on the left should step into the gents position. Folk dance is an important element of the dance strand of the PE curriculum. 10. I try to give some of the variations Johnny Doherty gave in playing the tune by writing out the repeats, AABB ~ Linscott (Folk Songs of Old New England), 1939; p. 99. The tune, "The Rakes of Mallow," dates back to the 1780s, and â¦ 1), c. 1805; No. D. Link arms. 190A–G, pp. |: gfge eddc | BGcA d4 | gbag fedc | BG a2 A4 | Miller & Perron (New England Fiddler's Repertoire), 1983; no. Spending faster than it comes, X: 9 (3D/E/F/ |\ Breaking windows, cursing, sinking Ostling (Music of '76), 1939; No. GD G>A | G/A/B/c/ d2 | cA d/e/d/c/ | BG G :| gf/e/ d/e/d/c/ | B/A/B/c/ d/c/B/c/ | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG Gz |] M: 4/4 The song was written about the Creagh family who came from Doneraile, seven miles away. This tune is just ubiquitous in Scottish Country Dancing; I don’t think I went to a ceilidh or school dance in my youth when this didn’t pop up somewhere. GB GB | GB d2 |c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ |BG G2 :| Lhigey, Lhigey myr ochene. X: 6 He was also a poet and musician, and presumably a dancer, as he was elected a Manager for the New York Assembly’s dancing season of 1774–1775, along with his 3rd cousin, John Jay, later U.S. Chief Justice of Governor of New York. K: G 2), 1785; No. I like to play this tune as if I were playing it for dancers. Since both of the fiddlers also play for contra dancing and folk dancing, yes they play "Rakes Of Mallow" for the dances as well. Also known as |: D/G/B D/G/B | D/G/B dB/G/ | D/F/A D/F/A | D/F/A cA/F/ | This video features a group of second graders taught by Allison Barker at Boone Meadow Elementary. It’s nice to have percussive accompaniment to this tune, even if it’s just your own foot beating time. |: gf/e/ dc | B/A/B/c/ d2 | gf/e/ dc | B/A/B/c/ A2 | ed., p. 277, Edinburgh, 1765, and it is possibly in the two earlier editions, 1749 and 1751, which I have not seen. DG/A/ B2 DG/A/ B2 | DG/A/ BG d2 cB | ecdB AcBA | G4 G4 :| 1), 1858; No. Breaking windows, damning, sinking, g2 fe d2 c2 | B2 AG c4 | B2 AG A2 GF | G4 G4 :| gf/e/ dc | B/A/B/c/ d2 | c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/c/ | BG G2 :|, http://www.oldmusicproject.com/ Cushing (The Fifer's Companion No. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. Topic 12T365, "The Flanagan Brothers: An Irish Delight" (1979. |: d |\ See also listings at: Bacchus’ true begotten sons, 4: Fine Tunes), 1983 (revised 1991, 2001); p. 13. R: polka, reel, march, country dance…, X: 5 I play this at 18th Century Rendezvous along with Road to Boston. Rakes of Mallow, The Rambler, The Rambling Pitchfork Rays of Hope Rebecca A Recent Fall Red Haired Boy Red River Valley Redwing (also Union Maid, Indian Maid) Reel Africain Reel Bijou Reel Célina Reel de Gaspé (Gaspé Robbins (Collection of 200 Jigs, Reels, and Country Dances), 1933; No. It has been used for solo stepping and for sets ~ all sorts of dances and dancing ~ big circle, sicilian, longways, contras, squares, 4-hand, couple, etc… I’ve had the pleasure of playing it with a slew of different folks and for a slew of different dances, and we always had fun with it, as did the dancers, who quickly took it to heart and could be heard to hum or lilt it after having danced to it… Page 41, tune #371 ~ "Rakes of Mallow" 3), c. 1880's; No. ‘Rakes’ appears to be short for 'rakehell', which itself stems from the Old Icelandic word reikall, meaning "wandering” or “unsettled." |: GB GB | GB d/c/B/A/ | FA FA | FA cA | & K: Amaj ~ |: Ac Ac | Ac d/c/B/A/ | ~, There must be an endless number of different takes on this tune in circulation out there. Her "Rakes of Mallow" is probably a vocal air. There were specific dances that were danced to this tune, solo, couple and group… The earliest time base I can take it back to, from living memory, is the late 1800s in Eire/Ireland… I’ll see if I can find any notations for dance…and possibly older printed sources. M: 4/4 |: DG B2 DG B2 | DG B2 d2 BG | DF A2 DF A2 | DF A2 c2 AF | The trios consist of a gentleman with two ladies on his right. M: 2/4 gf/e/ d/e/d/c/ | B/A/B/c/ d/c/B/c/ | gf/e/ d/e/d/c/ | B/A/B/e/ AB/d/ | The song with tune was printed about 1740 as a single sheet issue, copies of which are in the British Library and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. http://www.earlygaelicharp.info/sources/thumoth.htm Cazden (Dances from Woodland), 1955; p. 39. R: polka 54, p. 27. It’s been used to teach litl’ dancing girl their ‘seven’s’. 6, p. 4. 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