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Anne Cormack Lyr Req: Bold Thady Quill + Finola the Gem of,,, (16) RE: need help irish traditional lyrics 27 Jan 97

The Gem of the Roe is a song sung regularly at our local folk club by a very good traditional Irish singer. The name actually is FINVOLA and the chorus goes:

The gem of the Roe, the gem of the Roe, And her name is Finvola, the gem of the Roe. (substitute the last line of each verse). I'll try to source the tune for you if I can. There are obvious Scottish connections since Finvola falls in love with a lad from Islay, an island in the Hebrides.

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