Sleepy Maggie (1)
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SLEEPY MAGGY/MAGGIE (Mairgreadin Codluigteac/Codaltac). AKA and see “All the go,” "Drousy/Drowsie/Drowsy Maggie (1),” “Irishman's Fancy,” “Jenny's Chickens,” “Jolly Robin,” “Lovely Robbie,” “Malcolm's Wedding,” "Sleeping Moggy." Scottish (originally), Irish, English, Canadian; Reel. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001, Surenne): AAB (Gow, Hunter, Köhler, Lowe, Martin, Skye): AABB (Athole, Kerr/vol. 3): AABBCC (Kennedy, Kerr/vol. 4, Raven, Williamson): AABBAACC’ (Cranford/Fitzgerald): AABBCCDD (Cole). The earliest record of the tune is in David Young's Duke of Perth Manuscript (also known as the Drummond Castle MS), from 1734, predating John Glen’s (1891) earliest finding of the printing in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection (p. 48). It also appears in Oswald’s Caledonian Pocket Companion, book 10, c. 1760, in Northumbrian musician William Vickers’ 1770-72 music manuscript (under the title “Sleeping maggee”), and in Cumbrian musician John Rook’s 1740 music manuscript. The tune is sometimes mistakenly called “Drowsy Maggie,” due to the similarity of titles, however, “Drowsy Maggie” is usually the name for a different tune, popular in Irish tradition. Further confusing the issue, "Sleepy Maggie" is found in Ireland under its original title, as well as in the variants "Lough Isle Castle," "Seán sa Cheo" and "Tullaghan Lassies." It is the precursor to “Jenny’s Chickens,” famously recorded in New York in the 78 RPM era by Sligo-born fiddler Michael Coleman. Paul Cranford (1997) remarks there is a strathspey setting of the tune in Capt. Simon Fraser’s unpublished works called “Malcolm's Wedding.” Cape Breton fiddlers Johnny Wilmot, The Five MacDonalds and Ashley MacIsaac have recorded the melody. See Northumbrian versions in the key of A dorian under the title “Small Coals and Ready Money.” See also the song "O Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie” (words credited to poet Robert Tannahill).