Miss Ramsey reel

Also known as The Auld Toon Of Edinburgh, The Kilkenny Boys, Lady Mary Ramsay, Lady Mary Ramsey, Lord Ramsay, Miss Ramsay, Miss Ramsay’s, Miss Ramsey’s, Miss Ramsey’s Highland, Miss Ramsey’s Highland Fling.

There are 37 recordings of a tune by this name.

Miss Ramsey has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Miss Ramsey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[|"Part A" D3B AFFB |AFBF AFEF| DCDF A2FA| BdAF EDCE |
D3B AFFB |AFBF AFEF| DCDF A2FA |BdAF Da^ga ||
"Part B"fddf eAce |dcdA Bcde |fddf eAce |dBAG FDD2 |
fddf eAce |dcdA Bcde| faec dBAF |1 BdAF EDCE||2 BdAF Egfe||
"Part C" dcdf adfa |gbaf gfef |dcdf adfa| gbaf egfe |
dcdf adfa |gbaf gfef |dcdf adfa |gbaf ea^ga |
"Part B"fddf eAce |dcdA Bcde |fddf eAce |dBAG FDD2 |
fddf eAce |dcdA Bcde| faec dBAF |BdAF EDCE||
ABC
X: 2
T: Miss Ramsey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3e dB~B2|dBeB dBAB|~G3e dB~B2|1 gedB AGAB:|2 gedB A2A2||
|:bg~g2 aged|eaag fd~d2|bgaf gfef|1 gedB A2A2:|2 gedB AGAF||
~G3B dB~B2|dBeB dBAB|~G3B dB~B2|1 gedB AcBA:|2 gedB ABdg||
|:bg~g2 aged|eaag fddg|bgag gede|1 gedB ABdg:|2 gedB AcBA||
ABC
X: 3
T: Miss Ramsey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D3B AF~F2|AFBF AFEF|~D3B AF~F2|1 BdAF E2FE:|2 BdAF ~E3g||
|:fddf ecce|~d3B ABde|1 fddf ecce|dBAF ~E3g:|2 fdec dBAd|BdAF EGFE||
ABC
X: 4
T: Miss Ramsey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D3A AGFG|ADAB AGFA|~D2AB AGFA|1 B2AF GBAF:|2 B2AF D3e||
f2df eAce|dedA Bcde|fd (3Bcd eAce|dBAG FADA|
efdf eAce|dedA Bcde|fdec dBAB|dBAG FAEA||
|:(3Bcd fa ~a2fa|gbaf gfef|(3Bcd fa ~a2fa|1 gbag e3A:|2 gbag eaag||
f2df eAce|dedA Bcde|fd (3Bcd eAce|dBAG FADA|
efdf eAce|dedA Bcde|fdec dBAB|dBAG FAEA||
ABC
X: 5
T: Miss Ramsey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|A~F3 ~A3B|AGFE ~D3B|ADFA (3Bcd AF|EGFE ~D3B|
|A~F3 ~A3B|AGFE ~D3B|ADFA (3Bcd AF|Dfag |
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcde|ffdf eAce|dBAG FAde|
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcdg|fdec d2cA|(3Bcd AFegfe|
||dcdf aafa|bfaf egfe|dcdf aafa|gbaf egfe|
|dcdf aafa|bfaf egfe|dcdf aafa|gbaf egag||
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcde|ffdf eAce|dBAG FAde|
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcdg|fdec d2cA|(3Bcd AFde|
ABC

Eight comments

Miss Ramsey

Donegal version from S

Miss Ramsey

There’s a 2-part version of this in Gmaj on Seamus McGuire and John Lee’s "Missing Reel":

X: 1
T: Miss Ramsey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
~G3e dB~B2|dBeB dBAB|~G3e dB~B2|1 gedB AGAB:|2 gedB A2A2||
|:bg~g2 aged|eaag fd~d2|bgaf gfef|1 gedB A2A2:|2 gedB AGAF||

This version is played in our session as follows:

X: 1
T: Miss Ramsey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
~G3B dB~B2|dBeB dBAB|~G3B dB~B2|1 gedB AcBA:|2 gedB ABdg||
|:bg~g2 aged|eaag fddg|bgag gede|1 gedB ABdg:|2 gedB AcBA||

Strathspey (earliest known form) ~ Highland Fling ~ Reel…

Miss Ramsey

Here’s a fairly standard 2-part D setting, which is slightly different in the 2nd bar of the B-part to the G setting:

X: 1
T: Miss Ramsey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
D3B AF~F2|AFBF AFEF|~D3B AF~F2|1 BdAF E2FE:|2 BdAF ~E3g||
|:fddf ecce|~d3B ABde|1 fddf ecce|dBAF ~E3g:|2 fdec dBAd|BdAF EGFE||

Miss Ramsey

Calico’s version of this is really quirky. It’s got 4 parts, and they also do the ABABCBABCB described above.

X: 1
T: Miss Ramsey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Calico - Celanova Square
R: reel
K: Dmaj
D3A AGFG|ADAB AGFA|~D2AB AGFA|1 B2AF GBAF:|2 B2AF D3e||
f2df eAce|dedA Bcde|fd (3Bcd eAce|dBAG FADA|
efdf eAce|dedA Bcde|fdec dBAB|dBAG FAEA||
|:(3Bcd fa ~a2fa|gbaf gfef|(3Bcd fa ~a2fa|1 gbag e3A:|2 gbag eaag||
f2df eAce|dedA Bcde|fd (3Bcd eAce|dBAG FADA|
efdf eAce|dedA Bcde|fdec dBAB|dBAG FAEA||

Crehan’s Kitchen

I was looking through the "latest comments" for the tunes section here and Dow’s comments and versions for this tune were on the page. I’ve been looking for this tune for a long time. No, not to learn it, I already knew it. But having heard "Crehan’s Kitchen" played by Catherine McEvoy on "The Flute Players of Roscommon" I knew there was another title on it, and this is it.

Mcsherry´s version (aprox.)

X: 1
T: Miss Ramsey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Calico - Celanova Square
R: reel
K: Dmaj
B|A~F3 ~A3B|AGFE ~D3B|ADFA (3Bcd AF|EGFE ~D3B|
|A~F3 ~A3B|AGFE ~D3B|ADFA (3Bcd AF|Dfag |
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcde|ffdf eAce|dBAG FAde|
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcdg|fdec d2cA|(3Bcd AFegfe|
||dcdf aafa|bfaf egfe|dcdf aafa|gbaf egfe|
|dcdf aafa|bfaf egfe|dcdf aafa|gbaf egag||
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcde|ffdf eAce|dBAG FAde|
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcdg|fdec d2cA|(3Bcd AFde|