Maid at the Fair
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MAID AT THE FAIR, THE. AKA and see "Jackson's Maid at the Fair (1)," "Pither in Enough." Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune was also printed in early collections--even O'Farrell's later volume Pocket Companion for the Union Pipes--as "Jackson's Maid at the Fair (1)." Brendan Breathnach (1996) says the title is a translation of an obscene title in Irish. It is what flute player Ciaran Carson (writing in his book Last Night's Fun, 1996, p. 12) describes "that class of tune that also includes the "Maid on the Green (The)", "Pay the Girl Her Fourpence, Two and Sixpenny Girl," and other such titles.
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Printed sources: O'Farrell (National Irish Music for the Union Pipes), 1804; p. 34.