T: Poor Liza Jane
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||
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.
The version here is played by the band Slide on their album Overneath, and it sounds like a more irish take on an old time tune.
You can hear them playing here:
There was a small discussion a few months back on tabs, and some lyrics were also posted here:
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?
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
Was looking for the name of this tune for ages and just found it here accidentally.
Here’s some lovely playing: