Hie Mee Stiagh slide

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

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Hie Mee Stiagh has been added to 1 tune set.

Hie Mee Stiagh has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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 :|
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:|
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.

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.