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Thread #54629   Message #4130047
Posted By: GUEST,David Ingerson
26-Dec-21 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Christmas Eve (Alfie Duggan)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Christmas Eve (Alfie Duggan)
The tune, which is perfectly tailored to the song, can be heard here:
    It's not the Midi that Joe posted on 17 Dec., '05.
    It's the same tune as "The Maid of Cabra West" which is the Irish version of "She Loved a Portuguese." The latter, which is on digitrad with the words "maid of Camden (or Campden)," and which is from London, has a different tune, so don't go by the tune here on Mudcat.
    There are numerous renditions of "The Maid of Cabra West" with the Irish tune on YouTube.