Gipsy melodeon player, Lementina “Lemmie” Brazil, was born near Southampton and spent 26 years of her youth in Ireland, before her family returned to England to settle in Gloucester. She described some of her tunes as “Irish” and used to play for step-dance competitions. Pete Shepheard recorded her in the 1960’s and early 70’s and Gwilym Davies recorded her twice, in October 1977 and April 1981, when she was living on a caravan site near Gloucester. She played a one-row melodeon in C, on which she was also able to play in F, as in the case of this tune. We have transcribed her music in D or G.
The Wearing of the Green The original included two more bars after bar 8. They were almost identical to bars 9 and 10, as we have indicated by repeats.