Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit reel

Also known as Anna Is My Darling, Annie Is My Darling, Up Boyle’s Hilleen.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit has been added to 2 tune sets.

Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
K:A
c|A2AE CEAB|cdBc AFFG|A/A/A AE CEAe|cAec B2A:|
d|ce e2 cff2|ecBA BFFd|cee2 cefg|agfe fefg|
agfe fgaf|ecdB cAFA|GAEA CEA,e|cAec B2A||
2
X: 2
T: Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
K:A
B2|A2ED CEAB|cdBc AFF/F/F/G|A2ED CEAB|cAec A:|
d|cee/e/e/ cff/f/f/ |eccB AFFA | cee/e/e/ defg|agfef3 g
|agfe fgaf|ecBc AFEA|GAEA CEA,d|cAec B2A||
3
X: 3
T: Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2AE CEAB|ceBc AFFG|AEAE CEAB|[1 cAec B/B/B AB:|[2cAec B/B/B ed|]
ceec eAef|ecBA BFFB|ceec ef/=g/ f2|fgag fefg|
agfe fgaf|ecBc AFFG|AcEF CEEd|cAec B2AB|]
4
X: 4
T: Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3D BDGA|BdAB GEEF|GDAD BDGA|BGdB A3B|
G3D BDGA|BdAB GEEF|GDAD BDGA|BGdB A2 dc||
|:BddB dGde|dBAG AEEA|BddB de=fe|e^fgf edef|
gfed efge|dBAB GEEF|GBDE BDDc|BGAF G2 GA||
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5
X: 5
T: Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cE~E2 EFAB|c2Bc AF~F2|cE~E2 EFAB|cABc A3B:|
ce~e2 efaf|e2cA BAFA|ce~e2 efaf|e2ce f3e|
ce~e2 efaf|e2cA BAFA|cE~E2 EFAB|cABc A4||

Six comments

Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit

Composed by Captain Simon Fraser. The tune "celebrates the beauty of a young lady, in terms which she thinks so very far beyond her due, that she requested her name to remain uncommunicated" (Fraser). Source for notated version: Allan MacDonald (b. 1950, Bangor, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit, X:4

In G Major with some variations.

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Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit, X:5

This is a whistle/flute setting I learned yesterday from Linda Hickman. She learned it from Paddy Joe Tigue, who called it by the name Up Boyle’s Hilleen, which I’ve added as an alt title. I think it’s close enough to the main line of Annie is my Darling to be added here rather than as a separate tune. But I could be convinced otherwise…

Re: Anna Thug Mi Gradh Dhuit

I learned this as The Missing Reel in D, it is here on the Session, almost the same.