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Francis John McGovern’s

“Francis John McGovern’s” is associated with Charlie Lennon, even though it isn’t one of his compositions as far as I know. I learned it from my friend Thierry Masure, fiddle player from Belgium who lived in Clare for several years and still visits regularly.

X:1
T:Francis John McGovern’s
R:Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
BcBA GEDE|G2BG cGBG|BcBA GEDG|EAAG A2GA|
BcBA GEDE|G2BG cGBG|BcBA GEDG|EAAG A2GA||
Bdef g2ed|gded B~G3|Bdef g2fg|eaag aged|
(3Bcd ed g2ed|gded B~G3|BcBA GEDG|EAAG A2GA||

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