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Tune ID#1330 (Molly Bán)

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Type ?
Song
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Molly Bán / Molly Bawn / Polly Vaughn / The Shooting of his Dear (wide variations on the melody included here; setting on Ch DOPR uses unrelated melody)
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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~195125#1
20026#1 (0:32)
[Ch DOPR] The Chieftains. Down the Old Plank Road / The Nashville Sessions. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, keyboards). For this tune: Alison Krauss (vocals).
~201113#1
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals). For this tune: Erin Hart.
~20175#1 (0:43)
[UI 1] Usher's Island. Usher's Island. Andy Irvine (vocals, mandola, harmonica), Dónal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, baritone bouzouki, bodhrán, keyboards), Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, pipes, whistle), John Doyle (vocals, guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Andy (vocals).

Bibliography

I have found zero transcriptions of this song anywhere on the indexed books. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. If you want to actually learn to sing this song, simply learn it from a fellow singer or from a recording listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1951