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This sweet tune was written in 1987 by Cape Breton composer Joan MacDonald Boes. I've arranged it for tenor guitar and mandolin, with guitar backing. There are variant structures and keys for this tune, depending on where and with whom it's played, but I'm playing it here in its original form, in the written key of A. The tenor guitar and mandolin are a matched pair made for me by Sussex luthier and fellow musician Ian Chisholm.

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Comment by Patrick Michael Alaggio on April 11, 2010 at 6:53pm
Sweet... Lovely presentation. Thank you.
Comment by John McFadden on September 20, 2009 at 3:03pm
Thanks,Will,a simple tune,all the sweeter because of it's uncomplicated quality.Well played,and the Irish in me feels a strong celtic influence in the beat and flow of theSweetnes Of Mary,I truly appreciate your gift,talent,time.
Comment by Dan Moriarity on September 19, 2009 at 3:46pm
Love it! Great tune.

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