Maggie Mae hornpipe

Also known as The Maggie Mae March.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Maggie Mae has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Maggie Mae
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(B>c)|:d>DD>D B>AG>B|A>EE>E A3G|F>GA>B c>AF>A|G>FG>A B>AB>c|
d>DD>D B>AG>B|A>EE>EA3G|F>GA>B c>AF>A|[1G2B2G2B>c:|[2G2B2G4|]
|:G>AB>c A>Bc>A|B>dd>^c d4|^c>cc>B A>Bc2 | d2^c2=c2B>c|
d>DD>D B>AG>B|A>EE>EA3G|F>GA>B c>AF>A| [1G2B2G4:|[2G2B2G2B>c|]

Two comments


A Cornish Marching Tune from the Golowan band in St Ives

So someone’s clapped a strait-jacket on the wistful, free-as-air Maggie Mae that I remember from 60s west -country folk clubs with the lovely refrain,
"Little, witching Maggie, singing all the day,
How I loved her,none can tell, my little Maggie Mae."

Now I discover that it was composed and published in Pennsylvania in the 1860s.
How the web strips away all mystery from our lives!