The Maid On The Green jig

Also known as An Gearrchaile Ar An BhFaiche, Maid On The Green, The Maids On The Green, The Mountain Boy, Tom Greyhan’s.

There are 63 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Jackson’s (a few times).

The Maid On The Green has been added to 218 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: The Maid On The Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gfg e2d|Bee dBA|BGG dBG|BAG AB/c/d|
~g3 eGd|BeB dBA|BGG dBA|AGF GA/B/d:|
|:~g3 afd|~g3 a2a|bag agf|gef g2a|
bag agf|~g3 e2d|Bee dBA|AGF GA/B/d:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Maid On The Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|gfg afd|~g3 ~a3|g2g eag|fdd d2a|
bag agf|~g3 e2d|Bee dBA|BGF G2:|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Maid On The Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|gag e2d|Bee dBA|BAG AGA|BAA A2d|
gfg e2d|Bee dBA|BAG dBA|AGG G2:|
e|ggg aff|ggg a2e|ggg egg|ffe d2e|
bbb aaa|ggg e2d|Bde dBA|AGG G2:|
ABC
X: 4
T: The Maid On The Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gfg e2 d | Bge dBA | BGG dGG | BAA AB/c/d |
gfg e2 d | BeB dBA | BGG dBA | AGF G :|
|: gfg afd | gfg abc' | bag agf | gef g2 a |
[1 bg/a/b afa | gfg e2 d | BeB dBA | AGF G :|
[2 bc'b ac/b/a | gea gdB | GeB dBA | AGF G |]
ABC
X: 5
T: The Maid On The Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/d |gfg e2 d | Bge dBA | BGG dGG | BAA AB/c/d |
gfg e2 d | BeB dBA | BGG dBA | AGF G :|
|: B/c/d ||: gfg afd | gfg abc’ | bag agf | gef g2 a |
[1 bg/a/b afa | gfg e2 d | BeB dBA | AGF G :|
[2 bc’b ac’/b/a | gea gdB | GeB dBA | AGF G |]
ABC
X: 6
T: The Maid On The Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:g(3ggg e2d|B(3eee dBA|BAG AGA|BAA A2G|
g(3ggg e2d|B(3eee dBA|BAG dBA|BGGG2:|
e|:gggaee |ggga2e |ggg egg|ffe d2e|
bbb aaa|ggg e2d|Bde dBA|BGGG:|
ABC
X: 7
T: The Maid On The Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:gfg e2d|Bee dBA|AGG dGG|BAG ABd|
gfg e2d|Bee dBA|AGG dBA|BGF GBd:|
|:g3 afd|g3 a3|bag agf|gef g2a|
bag agf|gfg e2d|Bee dBA|1 BGF GBd:|2BGF G3||
ABC

Thirteen comments

The Maid on the Green

Source: Mary Bergin
Transcription: g.m.p.

The Maid on the Green

The second part of the tune is more often played like this:

d|gfg afd|~g3 ~a3|g2g eag|fdd d2a|
bag agf|~g3 e2d|Bee dBA|BGF G2:|

The Maid on the Green

I guess there’s tons of variations on a tune like this. The version I know is a bit different in both the A and B parts::

X: 1
T: Maid On The Green, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
d|gag e2d|Bee dBA|BAG AGA|BAA A2d|
gfg e2d|Bee dBA|BAG dBA|AGG G2:|
e|ggg aff|ggg a2e|ggg egg|ffe d2e|
bbb aaa|ggg e2d|Bde dBA|AGG G2:|

Ornaments

As an after thought: I guess you could substitute the same-note triplets in the version I know for the trills that Slainte and Gian Marco have.

“The Maid on the Green” ~ another take, with a 2nd ending

X: 4
T: Maid on the Green
R: Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: G
|: B/c/d |\
gfg e2 d | Bge dBA | BGG dGG | BAA AB/c/d |
gfg e2 d | BeB dBA | BGG dBA | AGF G :|
|: B/c/d |\
|: gfg afd | gfg abc’ | bag agf | gef g2 a |
[1 bg/a/b afa | gfg e2 d | BeB dBA | AGF G :|
[2 bc’b ac/b/a | gea gdB | GeB dBA | AGF G |]

High c’

[2 bc’b ac’/b/a | gea gdB | GeB dBA | AGF G |]

Huh, I was sure I’d corrected that before posting it… I seem to have missed that second high c’….

The version off Páiraig Carrol’s The Irish Mandolin

X: 1
T: Maid On The Green, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
d|:g(3ggg e2d|B(3eee dBA|BAG AGA|BAA A2G|
g(3ggg e2d|B(3eee dBA|BAG dBA|BGGG2:|
e|:gggaee |ggga2e |ggg egg|ffe d2e|
bbb aaa|ggg e2d|Bde dBA|BGGG:|


perhaps becuase i learnt it this way i find this arrangement much nicer, the descending high notes in the b part are fun to ornamnent.

Patsy Touhy’s

I got this from a 1995 CD by piper Pat Broaders and singer/guitarist/’zouk player Jimmie Moore that I just found used at a pawn shop foe 25 cents. Broaders studied with Leon Rowsome and Tommy Reck before moving to Chicago.Here’s his website : http://patbroaders.com/ When I get a chance I’ll add the CD to the Recordings

Broader calls it Patsy Touhy’s. Touhy did record it, and I have some of his recordings but the sound quality makes them hard to listen to, so I’m not sure if this tune is on the disc I have.