Sheet Music: Father O'Flynn

TitleFather O'Flynn
Alternate titlesThe Top of Cork Road
The Rollicking Irishman
Yorkshire Lasses
Bonny Green Garters
To Drink With the Devil
Trample Our Enemies
ComposerTraditional Irish
Also attributed toTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-11-22
Last updated2014-11-22
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Saturday 22 November 2014

Tune of the Day: Father O'Flynn

Traditional Irish/English jig

Despite the large number of Irish titles (“The Top of Cork Road”, “The Rollicking Irishman”, etc.), this tune is probably not Irish in origin but English, as English published versions (from 1778) predate the Irish (1798). As “The Yorkshire Lasses” it can also be found in English country dance collections. The title “Father O'Flynn” comes from popular lyrics written to this tune by Alfred Perceval Graves, first published in 1874.