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MELLONIE'S JIG. AKA and see "Mullon's Jigg." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Gow (1806) identifies the tune as Irish, and indeed, the tune shares the same 'A' part as O'Neill's "Maloney's Wife" and Ryan's "Maloney's Fancy." Gow's title, "Mellonie's" would seem to be a corruption of the name "Maloney's". Edinburgh publisher Neil Stewart printed a "Melonies Jigg" in his Select Collection of Scots English Irish and Foreign Airs Jiggs & Marches (1788), but it would seem to be a different melody. See also the versions in Northumbrian musician William Vickers 1770 manuscript under the title "What do you think of her now?," and in John Rook's (Waverly, Cumbria) 1840 manuscript as "Mullon's Jigg."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 443. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 3, 1806; p. 38.