Hie Mee Stiagh slide

Also known as Cutting The Turf, Hie Mee Stiagh Dys Thie Ben Treoghe.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Hie Mee Stiagh has been added to 3 tune sets.

Hie Mee Stiagh has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Hie Mee Stiagh
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2G A2D | F2G A2D | F2G AFD | F2A-A3 |
F2G A2D | FGF E2G | F2D EDC | D3 D3 :|
|: d3 D3 | FGF E3 | d3 D3 | F3 A3 |
d3 D3 | FGF E2G | F2D EDC | D3 D3 :|
2
X: 2
T: Hie Mee Stiagh
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B2c d2G B2c dBG|B2c dBG B3 d2c|
B2c d2G BcB ABc|BAG A2B G3 G3:|
|:g3 G3 BcB A2d|g3 G3 B2c def|
g3 G3 BcB ABc|BAG A2B G3 G3:|
3
X: 3
T: Hie Mee Stiagh
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c2d e2A c2d ecA|c2d ecA c3 e2d|
c2d e2A cdc Bcd|cBA B2c A3 A3:|
|:a3 A3 cdc B2e|a3 A3 c2d efg|
a3 A3 cdc Bcd|cBA B2c A3 A3:|

Three comments

Hie Mee Stiagh Dys Thie Ben Treaghe

Jig from the Isle of Man. The title means ‘I Went Into the Widow’s House’ - you can imagine the nature of the original song. However, this was considered far too risqué by the Victorian collectors, so a sanitised version appeared in the Manx National Songbook (Gill, 1896) with the song now called ‘Cutting the Turf.’ It’s now generally known on the Island by this name.