Madam If You Please hornpipe

Also known as Girl Of The Golden Tresses, The Rambles Of Joe Burke.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Madam If You Please appears in 1 other tune collection.

Madam If You Please has been added to 1 tune set.

Madam If You Please has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Madam If You Please
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3GFE|:D>GB>A G2 F>D|GA (3B^cd f2 g>e|f>d^c>A d>cA>G|F>DB>A G>FD>C|
D>GG>F G>BA>G|(3EFG A>B (3c^cd (3efg|f>d^c>e d>cA>F|(3GAG G>F [1 (3GAG G>E:|2 G2||
B>^c|d2 d>e f>AB>g|f>d^c>e d3 e|f>ed>^c (3ABc A>G|F>DB>A G>FD>C|
D>GG>F G2 A>G|(3EFG A>B ^c>d (3efg|f>d (3gfe d>^cA>F|G>AG>F G2:|
2
X: 2
T: Madam If You Please
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"DGBD G2 "D"FD|"Am7"GAcd "D"fdge|fdcA dcAG|FDBA GFDC|
"G"DGGF DGBA|"Am7"GAcd "D"f2 ge|"G"dB "Am7"(3cBA "G"BG"D"AF||1 "G"D2 G2 G2 GF:|2 "G"D2 G2 G2 Bc||
|:"D"dcde fABg|fdcA d2 de|fedc (3ABc AG|FDBA GFDC|
"G"DGGF GBAG|"D"FGAB "C"cd (3efg|"D"fdce dcAG||1 "C"G2 GF "G"G2 Bc:|2 "C"G2 GF "G"G4||
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Four comments

Madam If You Please

This hornpipe is notated from the way Julia and Billy Clifford play it on the album ‘The Star of Munster Trio’ https://thesession.org/recordings/1427 . They learned it from Paddy Moloney of Devon Road with whom they played in Cricklewood, London. It can also be found in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland (1907) and under the title “The Rambles of Joe Burke” in the book ‘300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty’ (2006); in the index of that book, it states “Joe Burke used to play this. It is also called “Girl of the Golden Tresses”.”

Madam If You Please, X:2

This is the setting given in the appendix to Maria Holohan’s thesis on the tunes of Paddy Fahey (Univ. of Limerick, 1996). It is one of several tunes included in the collection that are not by Paddy Fahey himself, but which are described as being in the East Galway style associated with his playing. (The chords are my addition: use or ignore as you will).

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