The Maid In The Meadow jig

Also known as Crags Of The Burren, The Green Fields Of America, Jimmy O’Brien’s, Molly Brallaghan, O’Brien’s, The Stone In The Field.

There are 132 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Centenary March (a few times), The Swallow’s Tail (a few times), The Castlebar Races (a few times), Connaughtman’s Rambles (a few times), The Dear Irish Boy (a few times).

The Maid In The Meadow has been added to 138 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Maid In The Meadow
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:cec BdB|AGA AGE|DEG AGA|BdB AGE|
c3 BdB|ABA AGE|DEG AGA|1 AGF GAB:|2 AGF G2 D||
|:GBd gfg|ede gdB|GBd gdB|AGA AGE|
GBd gfg|ede gdB|GAB AGA|AGF G3:|
# Added by Bryce .
ABC
X: 2
T: The Maid In The Meadow
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AB |:~c3 ~B3|AGA BGE|D (3EFG AGA|BdB A2B|
~c3 ~B3|AGA BGE|D (3EFG AGA|1 BGF GAB:|2 BGF G2 D||
|:GBd g (3ddd|ede gdB|GBd gdB|ABA AGE|
GBd ~g3|ede gdB|~G2B AGA|BGF G2D:|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Maid In The Meadow
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B | cBA BdB | AGA BGE | DEG AGA | BdB AGE |
cBA BdB | AGA BGE | DEG AGA | BGG G2 :|
D | GBd gdd | edd gdB | GBd gdB | AGA BGE |
GBd gfg |e/f/ge fdB | GBB AGA | BGG G2 :|]
ABC
X: 4
T: The Maid In The Meadow
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: z |c3 B3 | AGA BGE | DEG AGA | BdB AGE |
c3 B3 | AGA BGE | DEG AGA | BGF G2 :|
|: D |GBd gdd | edd gdB | GBd gdB | AGA BGE |
GBd gdd | ede gdB | GAB AGA | BGF G2 :|
ABC
X: 5
T: The Maid In The Meadow
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GAB |c3 B/c/dB | AGA BGE | DGB AGA | BGB AGE |
c2 c B/c/dB | AGA BGE | DGB AGA |[1 BGG :|[2 BGE ||
|: G2 D |GBd g2 g | ede gdB | GBd gdB | ABA AGE |
GBd g2 g | ege gdB | GAB AGA | BGF :|
ABC

Eleven comments

Maid in the meadow

The jig version of "The Green Fields Of America" - or is it the other way round?

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Maid in the meadow

I know ‘maid in the meadow’ reel, any relation to this jig?

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Mode

Looks like G Major to me, not D Mix.

I leared this one slightly different…

X:1
T:Greenfields of America, The
T:Maid In The Meadow, The
S:Tracin’
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:G
AB |:~c3 ~B3|AGA BGE|D (3EFG AGA|BdB A2B|
~c3 ~B3|AGA BGE|D (3EFG AGA|1 BGF GAB:|2 BGF G2 D||
|:GBd g (3ddd|ede gdB|GBd gdB|ABA AGE|
GBd ~g3|ede gdB|~G2B AGA|BGF G2D:|

The Maid In The Meadow

Padraig O’Keeffe used to teach this tune, which can be found in his manuscript of tunes in his fiddle tablature:

X:339
T:Maid In the Meadow, The
T:Stone In the Field, The
S:Padraig O’Keeffe MS, via ‘Music from Sliabh Luachra’
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:6/8
K:G
B | cBA BdB | AGA BGE | DEG AGA | BdB AGE |
cBA BdB | AGA BGE | DEG AGA | BGG G2 :|
D | GBd gdd | edd gdB | GBd gdB | AGA BGE |
GBd gfg |e/f/ge fdB | GBB AGA | BGG G2 :|]

The Maid In the Meadow

I have also seen it called "The Stone In the Field".

“Morrison’s Jig” ~ duplication

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on October 30th 2007 by OsvaldoLaviosa.
~ /tunes/7917

X: 4
T: Morrison’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Major
|: z |
c3 B3 | AGA BGE | DEG AGA | BdB AGE |
c3 B3 | AGA BGE | DEG AGA | BGF G2 :|
|: D |
GBd gdd | edd gdB | GBd gdB | AGA BGE |
GBd gdd | ede gdB | GAB AGA | BGF G2 :|

Morrison’s Jig (2) by Mary Custy and Eoin O’Neill

From "Mary Custy and Eoin O’Neill: The ways of the world" album (track 9) you can find 2 Morrison’s jigs, the 1st is the Em famous one, the 2nd is this one.

# Posted on October 30th 2007 by OsvaldoLaviosa

Best of both worlds

The first part of the reel version, and the 2nd part of the jig version.
-But do they go well together?!

X: 5 “Tom Billy’s” (an alternate title I’ve avoided adding)

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
http://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 13 (side 2, track 6), the 1st jig of two.

Q: 134 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth notes)

I have also learned this one direct as well from other living sources and situations where the average tempos varied from 120 to 136 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth notes)…