The Green Gowned Lass reel

Also known as Cailín An Eadai Deas, Cailín An Ghúna Uaine, The Collegians Of Glasgow, The Green-Gowned Lass.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Broken Pledge (a few times), Eanach Mhic Coilin (a few times), Joe Bane’s (a few times) and Martin Rochford’s (a few times).

The Green Gowned Lass has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Green Gowned Lass has been added to 162 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Green Gowned Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
c|d2BG AGBG|AGBd Beed|d2BG AGBG|dega bage|
d2BG AGBG|AGBd Beed|d2BG AGBG|dega bggf||
|gabg ageg|~a3a agab|gaag agab|dega bggf|
gabg ageg|~a3a agab|gaag agab|degb bage||
X: 2
T: The Green Gowned Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
=B- | c2 AF GFAF | GFAc ADDc | c2 AF GAFA | cdfg agfd |
| c/c/c AF GFAF | GFAc ADDc | c2 AF GAFA | cdfg affd ||
| fgaf gfdf | g4 g3 f- | fgaf gafd | cdfg af{a}fe |
| fgaf gfdf |g4 g3 f- | fgaf gafd | cdfg agfd ||
| c2 AF GFAF | GFAc ADDc | c2 AF GAFA | cdfg agfd |
| c/c/c AF GFAF | GFAc ADDc | c2 AF GAFA | cdfg affd ||
| fgaf gfdf | g4 g3 f- | fgaf gafd | cdfg af{a}fe |
|fgaf gfdf | {a}g4 gfga|fg a/g/f gafd|cdfg agfd||
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Green gowned lass

I heard this on Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill’s "Live in Seattle" CD, where it is coupled with Martin Rochford’s Reel. It was difficult to track down - it doesn’t seem to be in any of the books (unless it’s known by another name) - but a "Google" search under "green gowned lass" did the job.
I think it should be played at a gentle pace, with swing. Haven’t got round to ornaments yet. Enjoy!

I think M. Hayes plays it in F

At least on the studio album he does…

A closer look at Hayes’ version

Here’s a transcription right off the track. The first two times through the tune he puts in pretty much everything you’ll hear for the remainder of the tune.

X: 1
T: The Green Gowned Lass
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Live in Seattle, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
K: F
=B- | c2 AF GFAF | GFAc ADDc | c2 AF GAFA | cdfg agfd |
| c/c/c AF GFAF | GFAc ADDc | c2 AF GAFA | cdfg affd ||
| fgaf gfdf | g4 g3 f- | fgaf gafd | cdfg af{a}fe |
| fgaf gfdf |g4 g3 f- | fgaf gafd | cdfg agfd ||
| c2 AF GFAF | GFAc ADDc | c2 AF GAFA | cdfg agfd |
| c/c/c AF GFAF | GFAc ADDc | c2 AF GAFA | cdfg affd ||
| fgaf gfdf | g4 g3 f- | fgaf gafd | cdfg af{a}fe |
|fgaf gfdf | {a}g4 gfga|fg a/g/f gafd|cdfg agfd||

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I believe this was written by John Naughton, a Clare concertina player.

Any proof?

A published source

This tune can be found, under the title Cailín an Ghúna Uaine, as tune #195 in Breandán Breathnach’s Book Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3.

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