The Merry Maid’s Wedding strathspey

Also known as Merry Maid’s Meeting, The Merry Maid’s Meeting, Merry Maid’s Wedding, Merry Maids Meeting, The Merry Maids Meeting, Merry Maids Wedding, The Merry Maids Wedding.

The Merry Maid's Wedding has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Merry Maid's Wedding
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A>f |e>A (3AAA e>d (3Bcd | e<AA>B G>AB>d |
e>AA<f e>dB<d | e<gd>B A2- :|
|: A<g |e>de<g a>ba>g | e<gd<B e>gd>g |
[1 e>d (3efg a>ba>g |e<gd>B A2- :|
2 e>de>f g>ab>a | g<ed>B A2 |]
ABC
X: 2
T: The Merry Maid's Wedding
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: (3edc |B<EE>c B>A (3FGA | B<E (3EEE D>EF>A |
B<EE>c B>AF<A | B<Ad>F E2 :|
|: d>c |B>A (3Bcd e>fd<B | A>BA>F A>Bd<A |
[1 B>AB<d e2 (3dcB |A>BA<F E2 :|
2 B2 B>c d2 f<e | d>BA<F E2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: The Merry Maid's Wedding
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
R: reel
|: f | e ~A3 ed B/c/d | eAAB GABd | eAAf edBd | egdB ~A3 :|
|: g | ed e/f/g ~a3 g | egdB e ~g3 |1 edeg abag | egdB A3 :|
ABC
X: 4
T: The Merry Maid's Wedding
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
R: reel
|: c | BEEc BA F/G/A | B ~E3 DEFc | B ~E3 B ~A3 | BAdF FE- E :|
|: c | BABd ~e3 d | ~A3 F ABdF | BABd e2 dc | ~A3 F FE- E :|
ABC

Nine comments

“The Merry Maid’s Wedding” ~ strathspey / reel ~ A & E Dorian

This is the other member of the family, the links to the rest to follow. It has the same basic A-part as "The Haughs of Cromdale" but a different B-part, however, both parts closely mirror the tune "Barrack Hill", single jig / slide…

“The Merry Maid’s Wedding” ~ strathspey / reel

Key signatures: A Dorian (some play and notate it as Mixolydian, c#’s) & E Dorian…

Here are the same basic takes straight, as single reels, except I’ve taken the second take in E to minor, and I’ve rolled the hell out of them. All this dry brown grass around here has me wanting to flatten things and poke holes in them and just be miserable in a minor key…

K: A Dorian
|: f |
e ~A3 ed (3Bcd | eAAB GABd | eAAf edBd | egdB ~A3 :|
|: g |
ed (3efg ~a3 g | egdB e ~g3 |1 edeg abag | egdB A3 :|

K: e minor
|: c |
BEE=c BA (3FGA | B ~E3 DEFc | B ~E3 B ~A3 | BAdF FE- E :|
|: c |
BABd ~e3 d | ~A3 F ABdF | BABd e2 dc | ~A3 F FE- E :|
;-)

“The Merry Maid’s Wedding” ~ earliest printing?

"Collection of Strathspey Reels", 1780 ~ Alexander McGlashan

“The March to Aughrim” / O’Neill’s” / “The Battle Of Yellow Ford” ~ march

Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on January 4th 2003 by ScottC.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1287

Another member of the family here on site… But really just Trallee Gaol in 4/4… But the melody is used for both polka-ing and marching… And as shown here and elsewhere, as a strathspey and a reel too…