Poor Liza Jane reel

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Poor Liza Jane has been added to 3 tune sets.

Poor Liza Jane has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Poor Liza Jane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a3a a2e2|f2e2 c4|AaaA afea|f3a Aceg|
a3a abae|f2e2 c3e|ceef ecBA|1 A4 Aceg:|2 A4 Acfe||
c3 c2ecA|B2A2 A3e|c2ed cBA2|F4 EFAc|
B2B2 B3e|cB3 B3e|ceef ecBA|1 A3 A2 cfe:|2 A4 Acfa||

Six comments

I should add that this version is roughly how they play it 2nd and 3rd time through. In the 1st round, the concertina player plays bar 7 as


Does anything played by musos with Irish names become ITM then?

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Irish to Old-time

In my world, Poor Lisa Jane has always been an old-time song. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was originally an Irish tune. It’s my understanding that the settlers in the U.S. Appalachian region in the 1700’s continued singing and playing the music of their home countries (Ireland, Scotland, etc), and those tunes became the melody for what became old-time songs. Here’s my band’s version of the song (I’m the guitar player): http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=L0RcwT_HQ68