Over the Moor to Maggie (2)
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OVER THE MOOR TO MAGGIE  (Treasna an riasc go Mairgreadin). AKA and see "Green Meadow (1)," "Humors of Fairy Mount (The)," "Kittie's Wedding," "Peggy's Wedding (2)," "Waynesburgh," "Willow Tree (4) (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Mitchell): ABC (O'Neill): AABBCC (Mallinson, Taylor): AA'BB'CC (Taylor/Tweed). The earliest appearance of the tune in print is in P.M. Haverty's One Hundred Irish Airs, vol 2 (New York, 1858), as a two-part untitled hornpipe. An older version of the same melody in jig time is known as "Leg of the Duck (1) (The)."
As a reel, the tune is associated with Clare uilleann piper Willie Clancy, who recorded it in 1967. So influential was he that the third part of the tune (although clearly predating him in O'Neill) is sometimes attributed to him (although Pat Mitchell's transcription of Clancy's version of the tune has but two parts). P.W. Joyce printed a close variant of the tune as "Peggy's Wedding (2)" in 1909. Reports are that an ancestral tune appears in County Fermanagh's Gunn manuscripts, dating from 1865, under the title "Rakes of Abeyfale" (Abbeyfeale is a town in extreme west County Limerick). "Waynesboro" and "Ladies in the Ballroom (1)" are cognate American tunes. Breathnach's "Over the Moor to Peggy" is a similarly titled, but different, tune. The earliest sound recording of the reel is by Brooklyn accordion player John J. "Dutch" Kimmel in 1916, under the title "Swallow's Tail." Cape Breton musicians sometimes play the tune as "Willow Tree (4) (The)."