Annotation:Maid in the Morning (The)

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X:1 T:Maids in the morning, The M:6/8 L:1/8 C:”Jackson” R:Jig B:Aird – Sixth and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1803, No. 133, p. 53) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador EFE G2A|BAG B3|EFE G2A|(GE)A GED| EFE G2A|BAG B3|efg dBG|A3 A3:| |:(AG)E (AG)E|A2B c3|EFE G2A|(GE)A (GE)D| (AG)E (AG)D|A2B c2d|efg dBG|A3 A3:| |:def gdB|A2B c3|EFE G2A|GEA GED| def gdB|A2B c2d|edB gdB|A3 A2:| |:gdB gdB|A2B c3|EFE G2A|GEA GED| gdB gdB|A2B c2d|edB gdB|A3 A3:|]

MAID IN THE MORNING, THE. AKA - "Maids in the Morning (1)." Irish, Jig. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (most versions): AABBCCDD (Mulhollan). A composition attributed by Glasgow musician James Aird in his 1803 collection to the famous 18th century gentleman uilleann piper Walker 'Piper' Jackson, of the townland of Lisduan, in the parish of Ballingarry, Limerick. The tune was first published by Samuel Lee in Dublin c. 1774 in Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes, a volume reprinted in 1790. O'Farrell gives the tune's provenance as "Irish." The tune was also entered into the music manuscripts of flute player Thomas Molyneaux, who entitled his c. 1788 copybook "Thos Molyneaux, Ensign - 6th Regnt." Molyneaux was stationed in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It was also entered (as "Jackson's Maids in the Morning") in vol. 2 (p. 165)[1]of the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist), who received it in a manuscript provided by Dublin bookseller John O'Daly[2].

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - copied from O'Farrell's Pocket Companion (1804-10) [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Aird (Aird's 6th and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), c. 1803; No. 133, p. 53. Smollett Holden (Collection of Old Established Irish Slow & Quick Tunes), 1805, p. 12. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1805; p. 49. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; p. 104. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 149.

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