Housemaid (1) (The)
X:1 T:Housemaid , The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D BAF ADD | FDD ADD | BAF ADD | FEE EFA | BAF ADD | FDF ABd | edB BAF | BEE EFA :| |: dfe d2B | AFA A2B | dfe def | gfe fdB | dfe d2B | AFA ABd | fed BAF | AFE E2z :||
HOUSEMAID , THE. AKA and see "Custom House (The)," "Darby Gallagher's (1)," "East at Glendart," "Finley's," "House Maid," "Humors of Glendart," "Julia Clifford's," "Saddle the Pony (5)," "Shins around the Fireside (2)," "Tim the Piper." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major (Joyce, Shields/Goodman): G Major (Kennedy). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The earliest appearance of the tune (best known as "Humors of Glendart" today) to be found is in vol. 1 of Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman (musicologist)'s mid-19th century music manuscripts, where it appears as "House Maid" (p. 25). Goodman (1828-1896) was an uilleann piper, and an Irish speaker who collected locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. He also obtained tunes from manuscripts and printed collections. The tune is related to Breathnach's "Geese in the Bog (1)" and R.M. Levey's "Saddle the Pony (6)." See note for "Humors of Glendart" for more.