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.
Hie Mee Stiagh, X:2
A modern setting of Hie Mee Stiagh, as played in some Manx sessions
Hie Mee Stiagh, X:3
As X:2 but in A.