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MILTOWN MAID [1], THE (Aindear Baile-Na-Muilleann). AKA - "Mill-Town Maid." AKA and see "Cup of Tea (2) (The)," "Merry Harriers (1) (The)," "Merry Sisters (The)," "Mill Town Maid," "Three Merry Sisters." Irish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning. AB (O'Neill/1850): AA'B (O'Neill/Krassen): AABB (Cole). This reel was first published in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (Boston, 1883) as "Mill Town Maid." The tune is the same as the first two parts of "Three Merry Sisters." "Merry Harriers (The)"/"Cup of Tea (2) (The)" are related tunes, albeit in a different key.

Source for notated version: Chicago fiddler John McFadden, originally from County Mayo [O'Neill].

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 9. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 120. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1329, p. 249. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 31.

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