Chearc ar Fad is an tAnraigh (An)

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X:1 T:Chearc ar fad is an tAnraith M:12/8 L:1/8 R:Slide S:Denis Murphy (Co. Kerry) B:Breathnach - CRE II (1976, No. 63) K:G G2E D2E G2A B2B2|cBA B2G A2G EDE|G2E D2E G2A B2B| d2B ABA G3 G3:|efg d2B c2e d2d|d2B A2G E2A A3| efg d2B c2e d2d|d2B ABA G3 G3|efg d2B c2e d2d| d2B A2G E2A ABA|G2E D2E G2A B2d|d2B ABA G3 G3||



CHEARC AR FAD IS AN tANRAIGH, AN (The Whole Chicken in the Soup). AKA and see "Charming Lovely Nancy," "Maggie (1)," "Nancy Wants Her Own Share." Single Jig (12/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Denis Murphy's title was "Charming Lovely Nancy" from the song set to the tune, which begins:

"I am a maiden going for milk,"
Says Nancy, says Nancy;
"I am a maiden going for milk,"
Says charming lovely Nancy.
"And what would ou do if I followed you?"
Says Jimmy, says Jimmy,
"What would you do if I followed you?"
Says lazy lingering Jimmy.

In Tipperary the tune is known as "Nancy Wants Her Own Share," according to Breathnach (1976), who says it is also related to "I know what Nancy wants" (Well I know what Kitty wants) printed in Breathnach's Folk Dances and Music of Ireland. The "Nancy Wants" and "Well, I know what Kitty wants" title are more closely related to "Maggie in the Woods" but point to a distance extended family relationship. This seems to be the case in the tile for a tune close to Breathnach's "Chearc ar fad", called "Maggie (1)" in Peter Kennedy's 1954 Fiddler's Tune Book vol. 2.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Denis Murphy, 1967 (Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 63, p. 36.

Recorded sources: -



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