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 this tune.

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The Green Gowned Lass appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Green Gowned Lass has been added to 13 tune sets.

The Green Gowned Lass has been added to 170 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
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||
2
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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