My Mind Will Never be Easy

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X:1 T:My Mind Will Never Be Easy R:slip jig M:9/8 K:Edor gf|:edB BAB G2A|Bdd deB dgf|edB BAB G2A| |1 Bde efd egf:|2 Bde efd edB||def g2g fed| Bdd deB d2B|def g2g fed|Bde efd edB| def g2g fed|Bdd deB d2B|deg age dBA|Bee efd e||



MY MIND WILL NEVER BE EASY/'AISY' (Ni beid mo aigne suaimneac go deo). AKA and see "Brouges an’ Brochan an’ A'," "I Lead Such a Troublesome Life," "New Widow Well Married (1) (The)," "Tied to a Wife," "Whistling Thief (The)." Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The ancestral tune to O'Neill's slip jig has a long history as an air and dance tune in Scotland, where it is called "<incipit title="load:Married" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Woo'd and Married and a'">Woo'd and Married and a'</incipit>." Paul de Grae notes that Petrie has a variant called "Time o' Day (The)", "the second part of which is the same as the first part of "My Mind will never be Aisy", but the other parts are different."[1] See also the related slide "<incipit title="load:Dance" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/She didn't Dance and Dance">She didn't Dance and Dance</incipit>" and the jig "<incipit title="load:Happy" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Happy to Meet Sorry to Part">Happy to Meet Sorry to Part</incipit>."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 88. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1132, p. 214. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 421, p. 83.

Recorded sources: -Kells Music 9501, Dervish - "Playing with Fire." Paddy Glackin - "Hidden Ground." Michael McGoldrick - "Morning Rory."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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  1. Paul de Grae, "Notes on Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections", 2017.