Twisting Of The Hay Rope jig

Twisting Of The Hay Rope has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Twisting Of The Hay Rope
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G>AB| c2E G3| E2D EG2| G>AB c2(A| A)B/c/A B3| A2G ED2|
E3 D>EG|A3 Bd2|BA<B G3|E2D EG2|G3 G3||
|:G>Bd|e2d e(g2|g3) e(d2|d3) ed2|B<AG (G3|
G>)AB c3|dB2 A2G|E<D(E E3)|D>EG A3|
Bd2 BA<B|G3 E2D|EG2 G3|G3 G3||
# Added by JACKB .

Two comments

Twisting Of The Hay Rope

Not a jig but a beautiful lament. The story goes that a girl’s parents didn’t like the man she was seeing, so they asked him to help them with the making of Tsúgáin (Hay rope). As he added the hay to the rope he would twist it and move back as the rope got longer. When he eventually stepped outside the cottage, the parents slammed the door shut. So like many tunes and songs this tune is a lament about lost love.

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