Sheet Music: Bantry Bay

TitleBantry Bay
ComposerJames Lyman Molloy (1837–1909)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyA major
Time signature4/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time2:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-11-14
Last updated2011-11-14
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Monday 14 November 2011

Tune of the Day: Bantry Bay

by J.L. Molloy, arranged for flute and piano

The words and music to this ballad were written by James L. Molloy (1837-1909), a native of County Offaly in the Irish Midlands who moved to England and lived there most of his life.

As I'm sitting all alone in the gloaming,
It might have been but yesterday
That we watched the fisher sails all homing
Till the little herring fleet at anchor lay.
Then the fisher girls with baskets a swinging,
Came running down the old stone way.
Every lassie to her sailor lad was singing
A welcome to Bantry Bay.

Thanks to Michael from Bantry Bay, Ireland for suggesting this song!