COSSEY'S JIG. AKA - "Cassey's Jig," "The Cosey Jigg," "Casey's Jig," "Copey's Jigg, "The Cossy Jigg." AKA and see "Captain Rock," "Charming Molly Brannigan," "Dwyer's Frolic," "Humor of Newtown (The)," "Jackson's Lodge," "Jimmy O'Brien's Jig," "Maid in the Meadow (1)," "Molly Brallaghan (1)." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning. AABBCC. Breathnach (1996) believes the name Cossey comes from the Irish Cáthasaigh, in English perhaps Casey. The tune is from Samuel Lee's Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes (Dublin, 1774, republished in 1790), attributed to the 18th century gentleman composer Walker 'Piper' Jackson, of the townland of Lisduan, parish of Ballingarry, Aughrim, County Limerick. "Greenfields of America" is a related tune in reel time. See note for "Molly Brallaghan" for more on the family. Breathnach (1996) also identifies the alternate titles "The Maid/Mist in the Meadow," from County Clare; "Jackson's Wife on the Road," from Galway and Westmeath; "The Jolly Weaver," from Cork and Tipperary. Clare fiddler Junior Crehan had a set dance version he called "The Drunken Gauger." "Jimmy O'Brien's Jig" is O'Neill's name for it. Scots fiddle-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807) printed a three-part "Cossy Jigg" in his Second Collection (1788), and acknowledged it was "Irish". Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788; pg. 23 (3rd ed.). O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; pg. 112. Rounder 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey - "From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977" (2000. Gow's "Cossy Jigg").
X:1 T:Cosey Jigg, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. II (c. 1806) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G GA/B/ | c3B3 | AGA BGE | DEG G/A/BG | AGA BGE | cec BdB | AGA BGE | DEG AGA |BGG G2 :: d | gag gdB | cec dBG | g(a/g/f/e/) gdB | ecA A2f | g(a/g/f/e/) gdB | cec dBG | DEG AGA | BGG G2 :: GBd GBd | Gce Gce | GBd GBd | ecA A2B | GBd GBd | Ace e>fg | dcB AGA | BGG G2 :||
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