Maid in the Meadow (1)

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X:1 T:Maid in the Meadow [1] R:Jig M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G c3 ~B3|AGA BGE|DEG AGA|BdB AGE| c3 ~B3|AGA BGE|DEG AGA|1 BGF GAB:|2 BGF G2D||! |:GBd gdd|edd gdB|GBd gdB|AGA BGE| GBd gdd|ede gdB|GAB AGA|1 BGF G2D:|2 BGF GAB||



MAID IN THE MEADOW [1]. AKA and see "Copey's Jig," "Cossey's Jig," "Crags of Burren," "Jackson's Wife to the Road," "Jimmy O'Brien's Jig," "Greenfields of America (4) (The)," "Mist on the Meadow (2)," "Mist on the Mountain (2) (The)," "Stone in the Field (2) (The)." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The accompaniment to the 'A' part begins on the subdominant chord. The earliest printed version of the tune is as "Cossey's Jig" in Jackson's Celebrated Tunes (1774). O'Neill has it as "Jimmy O'Brien's Jig" and Frank Roche gives it as "Molly Brallaghan (1)." See also the reel-time setting of the tune called "Greenfields of America (1)" and "Molly Brallaghan (1)."

The tune was popular and often recorded during the 78 RPM era, although not always under the "Maid in the Meadow" title, the most common name for the tune nowadays and the name used by piper Tom Ennis in 1920. Fiddler James "The Professor" Morrison (1893-1947) recorded it in New York in 1922 under the title "Mist on the Meadow (2)," and further confusion was added with Frank Quinn and Joe Maguire's 1927 recording in which the tune was called "Mist on the Mountain (2) (The)." A perfect storm of Maid/Mist + in/on the + Meadow/Mountain title variations!


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - flute player Cathal McConnell [Bulmer & Sharpley].

Printed sources : - Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 1), 1974; No. 61. Carlin (Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin), 1984; No. 252, p. 145. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 44, p. 19. Prior (Fionn Seisiún 2), 2003; p. 15. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 38.

Recorded sources : - Lochshore CDLDL 1215, Craob Rua - "The More that's Said the Less the Better" (1992). Pathe 20550 (78 RPM), Tom Ennis (1920). Cathal McConnell - "Ulster's Flowery Vale." Paddy Glackin - "On Hidden Ground." Brian McGrath - "Dreaming Up the Tunes."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear piper Tom Ennis's 1920 recording at the Internet Archive [2]
Hear James Morrison's 1922 recording (as "Mist on the Meadow") at the Internet Archive [3]
Hear the tune played by Tommy Gunn (Fiddle), Cathal McConnell (Flute), Sean McAloon (Uilleann Pipes) at the Comhaltas Archive [4]



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