In a message dated 98-11-15 16:28:41 EST, Philippe wrote:
<< The problem with this is your G version would be very difficult if not
impossible to play on the fiddle. The melodic pattern found at the beginning
of the second part does not transpose well...
Thanks for pointing that out, Philippe. I had misunderstood Eugene to say
they played it in G, but that was another tune altogether. I played your
ABC's over the phone for Eugene, and he was leaping with joy because it was
the very same tune he and his brother, Pat, played over Irish radio back in
1957. They paired it with "The Bells of St. Louis" in the key of F (which
they still have). I'm asked to extend Eugene's heartfelt appreciation to you
and Nigel Gatherer for locating the tune.