The Girl of the House
A version from Liz and Yvonne Kane
Here’s how the Kane Sisters play it on their cd, The Well Tempered Bow:
T:Girl from the Big House, The
Another slightly diferent version of this tune as played on Callan Bridge by Cillian Vallely and his brother. What a great tune this is.
T:Girl of The House
AG||:F2 D DAG|F2F GEA| DED AGE| F2D DAG|!
F2F GFG| AGA cde |dcA GEA|1DED DAG:||2 DED DAB||!
c2 A AGF|G2G GFG|AdB cAG|Ad^c deg|!
fed cAG|EFA GEA|dcA GEA|1DED DAB:||2DED D3||
This is the tune Peter Heelan taught at the Saturday afternoon session of the San Francisco Piper’s Club tionol, 2005. Great tune on the pipes. You can do a D crann on the DED triplet. No one knew the name of this tune till Justine’s housemate came up with it a few days later.
It’s funny how bits get thrown about, or ‘borrowed’, in this case BIG bits:
|: A |
DEF ~G3 | AGE c2 A | dcA d2 e | fed cAG |
~F3 GFG | AGE B/c/de | dcA GEA | DED D2 :|
|: A |
dcA d2 e | fed e/f/ge | dcA c2 d | efd ecA |
dAA d2 e | fed e/f/ge | dcA GEA | DED D2 A :|
& "Denis Murphy’s"
|: E |
F2 D DAF | GED D2 A, | DFA DGE | FDD D2 E |
~F3 ~G3 | ~A3 B/c/de | dcA GEA | DED D2 :|
Jerry O’Sullivan’s version absolutely rocks.
I like the Donnach Gough (of Danu) version a lot myself it is on "Up in the Air". I like to play along with it on my favorite Whsitle my Sindt C becuase Donnach is playing it on a C set. Nothing like Whsitle and Pipes together. The Vallely brothers play a nice version also but it will never be the same as the Gough solo version.
McLoughlins/The Girl of the House
Another version by Dale Russ and Finn MacGinty on their Album "North Amerikay"….gotta love this tune.
The Girl of the Big House
According to the sleeve notes of Angelina Carberry’s "An Traidisiun Beo," this jig appears on George Petrie’s "Ancient Music of Ireland Volume 1," which was published in 1855. It seems old enough to be called "traditional."
Just a fantastic piping jig.
One more version
I heard Liz and Yvonne Kane’s version and find it the best so wrote it out, and put it here.
I learned the first setting on this page first so I’ve crossed theirs with that a bit, but its
closer to theirs than the first setting - not that first setting’s not good - I just like theirs better.
a version played by Michael Stribling, uilleann pipes
The Girl Of The House, X:6
Notation as heard on the Callan Bridge album by the Vallely Brothers. Played in a set with The High Jig and Sunnyside. Listed on the album as Sunnyside. I like it because it cooks…so to speak. Will post the other two tunes above as well.
Note, the ABC notation didn’t preserve all my editing…on the last time through, jump from right after the 3rd measure of the B part to the "Sign" to signal the end of this tune and the next tune starting.