The Girl Of The House jig

Also known as Cailín An Tí Mhóir, Dennis Murphy’s, The Girl From The Big House, The Girl In The Big House, The Girl Of The Big House, The Housekeeper, The Lisheen, The Little Girl In The Big House, McLaughlin’s, McLoughlins, Robbie Hannan’s, Robbie Hannon’s.

There are 64 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Girl Of The House has been added to 152 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Girl Of The House
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:AG|FAD DFG|GA{c}A GEA|D{A}D{G}D AGE|FAD DAG|
~F3 ~G3|~A3 cde|dcA GEA|D{A}D{G}D D:|
|:FA|c2A AGF|FG{A}G {A}GFG|AdB cAG|AdA d2e|
fed cAG|EF{A}F GEA|dcA GEA|D{A}D{G}D D:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Girl Of The House
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AG||:F2 D DAG|F2F GEA| DED AGE| F2D DAG|!
F2F GFG| AGA cde |dcA GEA|1DED DAG:||2 DED DAB||!
c2 A AGF|G2G GFG|AdB cAG|Ad^c deg|!
fed cAG|EFA GEA|dcA GEA|1DED DAB:||2DED D3||
ABC
X: 3
T: The Girl Of The House
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |DEF ~G3 | AGE c2 A | dcA d2 e | fed cAG |
~F3 GFG | AGE B/c/de | dcA GEA | DED D2 :|
|: A |dcA d2 e | fed e/f/ge | dcA c2 d | efd ecA |
dAA d2 e | fed e/f/ge | dcA GEA | DED D2 A :|
ABC
X: 4
T: The Girl Of The House
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:AG|(3FGAD DAD|A3 GEA|D3 AGE|(3FGAD DAG|
F3 G3|A3 (3Bcde|dcA GEA|D3 D2:|
|:AB|cAA AGF|G3 GFG|AdB cAG|Ad^c d2e|
(3gfed cAG|FDF GEA|dcA GEA|D3 D2:|
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The Girl of the House

Source: D

A version from Liz and Yvonne Kane

Here’s how the Kane Sisters play it on their cd, The Well Tempered Bow:

X: 1
T:Girl from the Big House, The
T:Cail

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Another slightly diferent version of this tune as played on Callan Bridge by Cillian Vallely and his brother. What a great tune this is.

T:Girl of The House
M:6/8
S:Cillian Vallely
R:Jig
K:G
AG||:F2 D DAG|F2F GEA| DED AGE| F2D DAG|!
F2F GFG| AGA cde |dcA GEA|1DED DAG:||2 DED DAB||!
c2 A AGF|G2G GFG|AdB cAG|Ad^c deg|!
fed cAG|EFA GEA|dcA GEA|1DED DAB:||2DED D3||

Peter’s tune

This is the tune Peter Heelan taught at the Saturday afternoon session of the San Francisco Piper’s Club tionol, 2005. Great tune on the pipes. You can do a D crann on the DED triplet. No one knew the name of this tune till Justine’s housemate came up with it a few days later.

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It’s funny how bits get thrown about, or ‘borrowed’, in this case BIG bits:

"Garrett Barry’s"
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/544

K: Gmaj
|: A |
DEF ~G3 | AGE c2 A | dcA d2 e | fed cAG |
~F3 GFG | AGE B/c/de | dcA GEA | DED D2 :|
|: A |
dcA d2 e | fed e/f/ge | dcA c2 d | efd ecA |
dAA d2 e | fed e/f/ge | dcA GEA | DED D2 A :|

& "Denis Murphy’s"
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1778

K: Dmaj
|: E |
F2 D DAF | GED D2 A, | DFA DGE | FDD D2 E |
~F3 ~G3 | ~A3 B/c/de | dcA GEA | DED D2 :|

Jerry O’Sullivan’s version absolutely rocks.

I like the Donnach Gough (of Danu) version a lot myself it is on "Up in the Air". I like to play along with it on my favorite Whsitle my Sindt C becuase Donnach is playing it on a C set. Nothing like Whsitle and Pipes together. The Vallely brothers play a nice version also but it will never be the same as the Gough solo version.

McLoughlins/The Girl of the House

Another version by Dale Russ and Finn MacGinty on their Album "North Amerikay"….gotta love this tune.

The Girl of the Big House

According to the sleeve notes of Angelina Carberry’s "An Traidisiun Beo," this jig appears on George Petrie’s "Ancient Music of Ireland Volume 1," which was published in 1855. It seems old enough to be called "traditional."

Piping Jig

Just a fantastic piping jig.

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