Lieutenant Maguire’s jig

Also known as Lieutenant MacGuire’s, Lieutenant MacGuire’s March, Lieutenant Maguire, Lieutenant McGuire, Lt Maguire, McGuire’s, Mrs. MacGuire’s, Mrs. McGuire’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lieutenant Maguire’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

Lieutenant Maguire's has been added to 110 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Lieutenant Maguire's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:f|BBB d2e|fBB fBB|AAA c2d|eAA eAA|
BBB d2e|fBB fBB|fff edc|dBB B2:|
|:c|d2e fdd|add fed|d2e fdd|eAA ABc|
d2e fdd|add fed|eee f2e|dBB B2:|
|:f|BBB d2e|f2e fga|AAA c2d|eAA eAA|
BBB d2e|f2e fga|eee f2e|dBB B2:|
|:f|BBB BfB|BaB fBB|AAA AeA|AfA efA|
BBB BfB|BaB fBB|fff edc|dBB B2:|
X: 2
T: Lieutenant Maguire's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:f|B>BB d2e|f>BB f>BB|A>AA c2d|e>AA e>AA|
B>BB d2e|f>BB f>BB|f>ff edc|d>BB B2:|
|:c|d2e f>dd|a>dd f>dd|d2e f>dd|e>cA ABc|
d2e f>dd|a>dd f>dd|~f3 edc|d>BB B2:|
|:f|B>BB BfB|BaB BfB|A>AA AeA|AfA AeA|
B>BB BfB|BaB BfB|f>ff edc|d>BB B2:|
X: 3
T: Lieutenant Maguire's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:e|BBB d2e|fBB fBB|AAA c2d|eAA eAA|
BBB d2e|fBB fBB|f2f e2c|dBB B2:|
|:c|d2e fdd|add fdd|dde fdd|ecA ABc|
d2e fdd|add fdd|f2f e2c|dBB B2:|
|:f|BBB d2e|f2e fga|AAA c2d|cee ecA|
BBB d2e|f2e fga|f2f e2c|dBB B2:|
|:f|BBB BfB|BaB fBB|AAA AeA|AaA eAA|
BBB BfB|BaB fBB|f2f e2c|dBB B2:|
X: 4
T: Lieutenant Maguire's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B>BB d2 e | f>BB f>BB | A>AA c2 d | e>AA e>AA |
B>BB d2 e | f>BB f>BB | f>ff edc | d>BB B2 :|
d2 e f>dd | a>dd f>dd | d2 e f>dd | e>cA ABc |
d2 e f>dd | a>dd f>dd | ~f3 edc | d>BB B2 :|
B>BB BfB | BaB BfB | A>AA AeA |AfA AeA |
B>BB BfB | BaB BfB | f>ff edc | d>BB B2 :|
BBB d2 e | fBB fBB | AAA c2 d | eAA eAA |
BBB d2 e | fBB fBB | f2 f e2 c | dBB B2 :|
d2 e fdd | add fdd | dde fdd | ecA ABc |
d2 e fdd | add fdd | f2 f e2 c | dBB B2 :|
BBB d2 e | f2 e fga | AAA c2 d | cee ecA |
BBB d2 e | f2 e fga | f2 f e2 c | dBB B2 :|
BBB BfB | BaB fBB | AAA AeA | AaA eAA |
BBB BfB | BaB fBB | f2 f e2 c | dBB B2 :|
X: 5
T: Lieutenant Maguire's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B|EEE[B2G2]A|B2A B^cd|DDD [F2A2]G|FAA AFD|
EEE[B2G2]A|B2A B^cd|AAA B2A|GED E2:|
|:F|G2A BGG|dGG BGG|G2A BGG|AFD DEF|
G2A BGG|dGG BGG|AAA B2A|GED E2:|
|:B|~E3 G2A|B2A B^cd|~D3 F2G|FAA AFD|
~E3 G2A|B2A B^cd|AAA B2A|GED E2:|
|:B|EEE EBE|EdE BEE|DDD DAD|DdD ADD|
EEE EBE|EdE BEE|AAA B2A|GED E2:|
# Added by Larke .
X: 6
T: Lieutenant Maguire's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:A|B3 d2e|fBB fBB|A3 c2d|eAA eAA|
B3 d2e|fBB fBB|f3 edc|dBA B2:||
|:c|d2e fdd|add fdd|d2e fdd|eAA ABc|
d2e fdd|add fdd|f3 edc|dBA B2:||
|:f|B3 BFB|BAB fBB|A3 AEA|AEA eAA|
B3 BFB|BAB fBB|f3 edc|dBA B2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 7
T: Lieutenant Maguire's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:"Bm"BBB d2e|fBB fBB|"A"AAA c2d|eAA eAA|
"G"BBB d2e|fBB fBB|fff "F#m"edc|"Bm"dBB B3:|
|:"D"d2e fdd|add fed|"G"d2e fdd|"A"eAA ABc|
"D"d2e fdd|add fed|"G"eee "F#m"f2e|"Bm"dBB B3:|
X: 8
T: Lieutenant Maguire's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:D | EEE G2A | BEE BEE | DDD F2G | ADD ADD |
EEE G2A | BEE BEE | ~B3 A2F | GEE E2 :|
|:F | G2A BGG | dGG BGG | G2A BGG | AFD DEF |
G2A BGG | dGG BGG | ABA ~B2A | GEE E2 :|
|:D | ~E3 G2A | ~B2A Bcd | ~D3 F2G | FAA AFD |
~E3 G2A | ~B2A Bcd | ABA ~B2A | GEE E2 :|
|:B | EEE EBE | EdE BEE | DDD DAD | DdD ADD |
EEE EBE | EdE BEE | ~A3 B2A | GEE E2 :|
# Added by Larke .

Fourteen comments

Lutenant Maguire’s

Source: Forgotten
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietreasanta

Lieutenat

I usually play this tune before another scottish jig, "The Jig of Slurs".

Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant

Lieutenant Maguire

A well-known Highland bagpipe tune, recorded by "Ossian" and the "Tannahill Weavers" among others. I’ve always thought it is derived from the Irish jig "Lannigan’s Ball". There are distinct similarities.

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Lieutenant

Pronounce after me:
"Left"enant "Left"enant "Left"enant "Left"enant … :-)

Ossian’s version

THis is in fact a 6/8 pipe march, not a jig strictly speaking.

THis is the version I know from Ossian’s Seal Song album, which is on this site - www.thesession.org/recordings/display/951.

I have submitted it in its "correct" piper’s key of B minor, but Ossian play it initially in A minor before doing the key change up.

Jig…

No, as far as I know, it is a jig, not a march. The 3rd part’s missing from your transcription.
Obvious similarities to "Lannigan’s Ball". I think this might be
an example of Scottish pipers taking an Irish jig, putting it into a key suitable for the pipes, and making a 4-part version of it.

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No 3rd part from Ossian

Yeah, you’re doubtless right Kenny about it being a jig, not a march. There is a 3rd part, which is almost identical to the 1st part. Ossian left it out, I suspect because doing so improves the tune by giving it more urgency. This is the version I decided to transcribe.

Pipe setting

X: 1
T: McGuire’s Jig
S: Scots Guards, Volume II
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: Bmin
|:e|BBB d2e|fBB fBB|AAA c2d|eAA eAA|
BBB d2e|fBB fBB|f2f e2c|dBB B2:|
|:c|d2e fdd|add fdd|dde fdd|ecA ABc|
d2e fdd|add fdd|f2f e2c|dBB B2:|
|:f|BBB d2e|f2e fga|AAA c2d|cee ecA|
BBB d2e|f2e fga|f2f e2c|dBB B2:|
|:f|BBB BfB|BaB fBB|AAA AeA|AaA eAA|
BBB BfB|BaB fBB|f2f e2c|dBB B2:|

“Lieutenant Maguire’s” / “Lieutenant MacGuire” ~ a rescued duplication

Key signature: b minor
Submitted on November 7th 2008 by Fliúiteadóir.
~ /tunes/9064

X: 2
T: Lieutenant MacGuire
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Bmin
|: f |\
B>BB d2 e | f>BB f>BB | A>AA c2 d | e>AA e>AA |
B>BB d2 e | f>BB f>BB | f>ff edc | d>BB B2 :|
|: c |\
d2 e f>dd | a>dd f>dd | d2 e f>dd | e>cA ABc |
d2 e f>dd | a>dd f>dd | ~f3 edc | d>BB B2 :|
|: f |\
B>BB BfB | BaB BfB | A>AA AeA |AfA AeA |
B>BB BfB | BaB BfB | f>ff edc | d>BB B2 :|

Ossian’s version:
This is in fact a 6/8 pipe march, not a jig strictly speaking. This is the version I know from Ossian’s Seal Song album, which is on this site - www.thesession.org/recordings/display/951

I have submitted it in its "correct" piper’s key of B minor, but Ossian play it initially in A minor before doing the key change up.

# Posted on November 7th 2008 by Fliúiteadóir

Jig…:
No, as far as I know, it is a jig, not a march. The 3rd part’s missing from your transcription. Obvious similarities to "Lannigan’s Ball". I think this might be an example of Scottish pipers taking an Irish jig, putting it into a key suitable for the pipes, and making a 4-part version of it.

# Posted on November 7th 2008 by Kenny

No 3rd part from Ossian:
Yeah, you’re doubtless right Kenny about it being a jig, not a march. There is a 3rd part, which is almost identical to the 1st part. Ossian left it out, I suspect because doing so improves the tune by giving it more urgency. This is the version I decided to transcribe.

# Posted on November 9th 2008 by Fliúiteadóir

Pipe setting:

X: 3
T: McGuire’s Jig
S: Scots Guards, Volume II
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: Bmin
|: e |\
BBB d2 e | fBB fBB | AAA c2 d | eAA eAA |
BBB d2 e | fBB fBB | f2 f e2 c | dBB B2 :|
|: c |\
d2 e fdd | add fdd | dde fdd | ecA ABc |
d2 e fdd | add fdd | f2 f e2 c | dBB B2 :|
|: f |\
BBB d2 e | f2 e fga | AAA c2 d | cee ecA |
BBB d2 e | f2 e fga | f2 f e2 c | dBB B2 :|
|: f |\
BBB BfB | BaB fBB | AAA AeA | AaA eAA |
BBB BfB | BaB fBB | f2 f e2 c | dBB B2 :|

# Posted on November 11th 2008 by malcombpiper

Lt. McGuire’s/Mrs. McGuire’s

I learned this tune years ago in E dorian from a highland bagpiper and play it after Banish Misfortune. Because the 1st and 3rd parts are so similar, I play the 1st slightly staccato, with double stops. I add rolls to the 3rd part and play it more fluidly. The syncopated fourth part sounds rather flashy when played briskly, but is actually quite easy to play.

X:4
T:Mrs. McGuire’s
T:Lieutenant McGuire’s
M:4/4
R:jig
K:E dor
B|EEE[B2G2]A|B2A B^cd|DDD [F2A2]G|FAA AFD|
EEE[B2G2]A|B2A B^cd|AAA B2A|GED E2:|
|:F|G2A BGG|dGG BGG|G2A BGG|AFD DEF|
G2A BGG|dGG BGG|AAA B2A|GED E2:|
|:B|~E3 G2A|B2A B^cd|~D3 F2G|FAA AFD|
~E3 G2A|B2A B^cd|AAA B2A|GED E2:|
|:B|EEE EBE|EdE BEE|DDD DAD|DdD ADD|
EEE EBE|EdE BEE|AAA B2A|GED E2:|

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Lieutenant MacGuire, X:4

Another Selkie Jig

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