The Linen Cap reel

Also known as Honorable Mrs. Maule’s, The Honorable Mrs. Maule’s, Honorable Mrs. Moll’s, The Honorable Mrs. Moll’s, Honourable Mrs. Maule’s, The Honourable Mrs. Maule’s, The Honourable Mrs. Moll’s, Miss Maule’s, Miss Moll’s, Sheep Shank, Sheep Shanks, The Sheep Shanks, Sheepshanks.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Linen Cap has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Linen Cap
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a2ed cdec|Bcde fBBg|a2ed cdec|dfed cAAg|
a2ed cdec|Bcde ~f3g|~a3e (3fga ec|dfed cAAB|
cAEA ~c3A|Bcde fBBd|cAEA ~c3A|dfed cAAB|
cAEA ~c3A|Bcde ~f3g|~a3e (3fga ec|dfed cAA2|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Linen Cap
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d2AG FDAF|EFGA BEec|d2AG FDAF|1 GBAF D/D/D D2|2 GBAF D/D/D DE|:
F/E/DA,D FDAD|EFGA BEAG|F/E/DA,D FDAF|GBAF D2DE|F/E/DA,D FDAD|EFGA BEAc|d2AG FDAF|GBAF D/D/D D2||
g|a2(ed) cdec|Bcde fBBg|a2(ed) cdec|dfed cAAg|a2(ed)cdec|Bcde fefg|agae
faec|dfed cA A||
B|cAEA cdec|Bcde fBBd|cAEA cdec|dfed cAAB|cAEA cdec|Bcde fefg|agae faec|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Linen Cap
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
g|a2ed cAec|Bcde fBbg|a2ed cAec|dfed c/A/A2:|
e|c/B/AEA cAec|Bcde fBed|c/B/AEA cAec|dfed c/A/A2 e|cAEA cAec|
Bcde fBed|cdec defb|afed cAA||
ABC
X: 4
T: The Linen Cap
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g2dc BcdB|ABcd eAAf|g2dc BcdB|cedc BGGf
g2dc BcdB|ABcd edef|gfdg egdB|cedc BGdc|
BGDG BGcB|ABcd eAAc|BGDG BGAB|cedc BGGc|
BGDG BGcB|ABcd edef|gfdg egdB|cedc BGG2|
ABC

Three comments

The Linen Cap (reel)

Source: Craobh Rua - "If Ida Been Here, Ida Been There"
Transcription: g.m.p.

The Honorable Mrs. Moll’s

A version of this tune, in D, was recorded by the Scottish band Ossian, called The Honorable Mrs. Moll’s:

M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
d2AG FDAF|EFGA BEec|d2AG FDAF|1 GBAF D/D/D D2|2 GBAF D/D/D DE|:
F/E/DA,D FDAD|EFGA BEAG|F/E/DA,D FDAF|GBAF D2DE|F/E/DA,D FDAD|EFGA BEAc|d2AG FDAF|GBAF D/D/D D2||

The tune appears by this name in the Athole Collection, but in A, if I remember rightly.

The following setting of The Linen Cap appears in O’Neills:

M: C|
L: 1/8
K: A
g|a2(ed) cdec|Bcde fBBg|a2(ed) cdec|dfed cAAg|a2(ed)cdec|Bcde fefg|agae
faec|dfed cA A||
B|cAEA cdec|Bcde fBBd|cAEA cdec|dfed cAAB|cAEA cdec|Bcde fefg|agae faec|
dfed cA A|]

Saved duplication

X: 1
T: Honorable Mrs Maule’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
g|a2ed cAec|Bcde fBbg|a2ed cAec|dfed c/A/A2:|
e|c/B/AEA cAec|Bcde fBed|c/B/AEA cAec|dfed c/A/A2 e|cAEA cAec|
Bcde fBed|cdec defb|afed cAA||

"A great tune that was popular in the Edinburgh sessions in years past; not played as much now; called Miss Maule’s in Andrew Kuntz’s Fiddler’s Companion"

# Posted on October 7th 2007 by niall_kenny