Lovely Nancy jig

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Lovely Nancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/ |dBG g2 g | efg dBG | cde dBG | FAA ABc |
dB/c/d g2 g | efg dBG | cde dBG | FEF G2 :|
|: A |BGG dGG | eGG dGG | BGG d2 G | FAA A2 c |
BGG dGG | eGG d2 c | BAG AGA | BGG G2 :|
X: 2
T: Lovely Nancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/ |dBG g2 g | efg dBG | cde dBG | FAA A2 c |
dB/c/d g2 g | efg dBG | cde dBG | F^EF G2 :|
|: A |BGG dGG | eGG dGG | BGG dGD | FAA AA/B/c |
[1 BGG d2 G | eGG d2 c | BAG A^GA | BGF G2 :|
[2 dBd gbg | e/f/ge dBg | cde dBG | F^EF G2 |]
X: 3
T: Lovely Nancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B |dBd gfg | e2 g dBG | BGG dGG | FAA A2 B |
dB/c/d gdg | ee/f/g dBG | c2 e dBG | FDF G2 :|
|: A |B2 G dGG | eGG dBG | B^AB dGG | F2 A AA/B/c |
B2 G dGG | eGe dBG | B^AB dBG | F^EF G2 :|
X: 4
T: Lovely Nancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AFAd2d|Bcd AFD|FDD ADD|CEE EFG|
AFAd2d|Bcd AFD|GAB AFD|CB,CD3:|
|:FDD ADD|BDD ADD|FDD ADD|CEE EFG|
FDD ADD|BDDA2G|FED EDE|FDD D3:|

Seven comments

“Lovely Nancy” - transcribed from the whistle playing of Sean/John McGuire senior

~ Father to fiddler Sean McGuire / Maguire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_McGuire_(fiddler)

http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/article/1595/hall-of-fame-sean-mcguire



http://folktrax-archive.org/menus/cassprogs/376maguire.htm

"SEAN MAGUIRE Senior was born 1889 at Mullagh-hoarn, Co. Cavan, learned to play the fiddle and flute from his father, a farmer, well respected locally for his music and as a player at local dances. His mother was Rose Brennan, who excelled as a "lilter" (making mouth-music). Sean’s sister, who went to America, played fiddle left-handed. Sean only once went over to England, when he travelled with Malachy Sweeney’s Ceilidhe Band in 1949. When recorded (by Peter Kennedy) in 1952 he was still working as a labourer at the Gas Dept. of Belfast Corporation."

“Lovely Nancy” - with a second ending…

X: 2
T: Lovely Nancy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: B/c/ |\
dBG g2 g | efg dBG | cde dBG | FAA A2 c |
dB/c/d g2 g | efg dBG | cde dBG | F^EF G2 :|
|: A |\
BGG dGG | eGG dGG | BGG dGD | FAA AA/B/c |
[1 BGG d2 G | eGG d2 c | BAG A^GA | BGF G2 :|
[2 dBd gbg | e/f/ge dBg | cde dBG | F^EF G2 |]

Lovely Nancy

And from Bill Black’s Cape Irish site

http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/collections/misc/misc-tunes.html

X: 0501
T: Lovely Nancy (jig)
B: "Treoir"
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
Q: 300
R: jig
K: G
B | dBd g2g | efg dBG | BGG dGG | FAA ABc |
dBd g2g | efg dBG | cde dBG | FEF G2 :|
A | BGG dGG | eGG dGG | BGG dGG | FAA A2c |
BGG dGG | eGG d2c | BAG AGA | BGG G2 :|

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All the best

Peter Jenkins

Yes, from the Comhaltas magazine "Treoir". I was going to dig out my old copies to see which issue it was in and who actually did the original transcription and from which musician.

I’m also looking for earlier transcriptions for this, and any alternate titles or ‘relatives’… All help, as always, is welcome. Our copies of Treoir, for the moment, house chores, are packed deeply away in boxes under boxes. :-D

Lovely Nancy, X:4

Works well in D Major, yet all the other settings are in G Major.

Re: Lovely Nancy

If it was composed with a whistle in mind, Gmaj is the way to go for this tune. That might be why, Connor.