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1. Scots Wha Hae
2. Wild Rover
3. Whisky in the Jar
4. Loch Lomond
5. I'll Tell Me Ma
6. Spancil Hill
7. Piper o' Dundee
8. Irish Rover
9. Wild Mountain Thyme
10. Rising o' the Moon
11. I Will Go
12. Black Velvet Band
13. Fields of Athenry
14. Molly Malone

Molly Malone

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I end the album with a song virtually everybody knows. There are various theories about Molly, who she was, did she sell cockles and mussels, was she representing a type of person who was around at that time, did she even exist. Well, who knows – not allowing facts to get in the way of a good story, the Dublin Millennium Commission endorsed Molly in 1988 and June 13 was chosen to be “Molly Malone day” which was when she died (of a fev-er…and no-one could save-‘er) in 1699. No matter where I play this, no matter what people are doing, they pay attention and join in with the chorus –it is known the world over.


I play it as a happy wee song which tinkles along with the 12-string guitar capo’d high at the 7th fret so I can play in G using the C shapes. I added the bass, banjo and wee touch of harmony to pick it up after the sad bit where she dies (of a fev-er… oh be quiet!).


Instruments: 12-string guitar, banjo, bass, vocals



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