Will You Come Home with Me? (1)

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X:1 T:Will You Come Home with Me [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig K:G dge fdc|B2d cAF|~G2G ABA|GFG ABc| dge fdc|B2d cAF|GFG ABA|GAG G3:| |:d2B c2A|B2d cAF|GFG ABA|GFG ABc| d2B c2A|B2d cAF|GFG ABA|GAG G3:|]

WILL YOU COME HOME WITH ME? [1] (“An Tiocfaid tú a Baile Liom?” or “Tiocfaidh tú Abhaile Liom.”) AKA – “Won’t You come Home with Me?” AKA and see “Oh! Hag You Have Killed Me (1),” “Old Hag You Have Killed Me.” Irish, Double Jig. G Major (Harker/Rafferty, Mitchell, O’Neill): D Mixolydian/G Major (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Harker/Rafferty, O’Neill): AA’BB (Mitchell): AA'BCD (Breathnach). P.W. Joyce (Ancient Irish Music, 1873) says: “This jig is universally known in Munster. In some places it is called ‘O, chailleach, do mharbhais me!’—‘O, hag, you have killed me!’” There is considerable variation among the versions listed, although the basic tune seems to follow two main variations (as, for example, represented by O’Neill; most variations seem to have elements of both). Petrie has one version of this tune (Stanford/Petrie, No. 1487) by this title from the famous Galway piper Paddy Conneely “and other pipers”, and Breathnach (1976) thinks perhaps the version he prints in CRE II derives from this strain. Breathnach (1976) finds another setting in Stanford/Petrie (112), untitled, of the first two parts, with the wrong key signature given. This same version is reprinted by Joyce (1909, No. 833, who obtained it from the Pigot Manuscripts), who gives the correct key. Breathnach finds the tune related to “Oh hag you have killed me,” and that his fourth part is related to the second part of “Ask My Father.”

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - fiddler James McEnery, 1965 (Castlemahon, Co. Limerick, Ireland) [Breathnach]; piper Willie Clancy (1918-1993, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 8, p. 6. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 214, p. 66. Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873; No. 56, p. 57. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 21, p. 41. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 842, p. 157. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 104, p. 33.

Recorded sources: - Tara 3005, Planxty - “The Woman I Loved So Well” (1980). Learned from Willie Clancy via Pat Mitchell).

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

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