Down the Meadows (2)
X:1 T:Down the Meadows  M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 70, p. 15) B: http://grier.itma.ie/book-two#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=14&z=91.7172%2C252.8733%2C3304.128%2C1328.6073 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C G2 GA cded|cAAG cAAG|EGGA cded|1 ef/g/ ec d2 cA:|2 ef/g/ ec d2c2:| eg ge/g/ ecgc|ea ag/a/ geag|eg gf/g/ ecgc|ef/g/ ec d2c2| eg gf/g/ ecgc|ea ag/a/ geag|eg gf/g/ eg gf/g/|agec e2 cA|]
DOWN THE MEADOWS . AKA and see "Lasses of Donnybrook." Irish, Reel (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Down the Meadows " was entered into vol. 2 of the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of Co. Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). It is a variant of the Scottish tune "[[Braes of Mar (1) (The)" but is known by several titles in Ireland, and played as a reel, fling and Highland. See also cognates "Johnny Will You Marry Me," "Lord MacDonald (1)," "Love Won't You Marry Me?," "Reel des Noces," "Sir Alexander McDonald," and "Some Say the Devil's Dead."