Mrs. Judge jig

Also known as Planxty Mistress Judge.

Mrs. Judge has been added to 2 tune sets.

Mrs. Judge has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Mrs. Judge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: Ace Ace|c d/c/B/A/ BEE|GgB Aae|c d/c/B/c/ A3 :|
|EGc EGc|c/B/A/G/A/B/ cGE|=F =F/E/D/C/ DGD|EAE A2 G|
a/g/e/g/ a g/e/d/e/ g|e/d/c/d/e/c/ dBG|c>BG d>cB|c/e/EG A3|
2
X: 2
T: Mrs. Judge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
ED|B,2E2E2G2|FGFED2B2|BAGF AGFE|"tr"D4B,2B,2|
E2F2G2A2|BcBAG2e2|efg2B2g2|"tr"f4e2e2|
edB2B2e2|dedBG2B2|AGFGA2G2|"tr"F4E2D2|
B2G2c2A2|d2B2e2B2|cBAG BAGF|E2EDE2:|
|:GA|B2B2c2B2|BAGFG2d2|efg2B2g2|efg2B2g2|
fga2d2a2|gfge bgbe|dBde BABc|"tr"B6g2|
gfefg2f2|e3fe2dc|B2cBA2G2|G2F2E2D2|
EFGAB2e2|DEFGA2d2|BABG BAGF|E2EDE2:|
|:EGB EGB|GA/2G/2F/2E/2 FB,B,|DdF EeB|GA/2G/2F/2G/2E3:|
|:Bdg Bdg|g/2f/2e/2d/2e/2f/2 gdB|cc/2B/2A/2G/2 AdD|BeE e2d|
e/2d/2B/2d/2e d/2B/2A/2B/2d|B/2A/2G/2A/2B/2G/2 AFD|E/2F/2GE F/2G/2AF|G/2

Six comments

Source of tune

I got this tune from ‘mrs. judge’- it’s the second one the chieftains
play in Boil the Breakfast Early in that track. Strangely enough, I can’t remember finding
any notes on the second tune in ‘mrs. judge’ from the CD- then again, I haven’t looked at in
in a while, I’ll have to dig it up.
I think there’s also a third. I’ll also try to post that.

O’Carolan

That’s certainly a tune by O’Carolan - I think it is in fact called ‘Mrs Judge’.

Mrs. Judge

This is the last part of O’Carolan’s Mrs. Judge. It starts in 4/4 but has this part in 6/8 at the end. The Chieftains play this in E minor on Boil the Breakfast Early. The entire piece looks something like this (in ABC notation):

X:1
T:Mrs. Judge
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Air
K:Em
ED|B,2E2E2G2|FGFED2B2|BAGF AGFE|"tr"D4B,2B,2|
E2F2G2A2|BcBAG2e2|efg2B2g2|"tr"f4e2e2|
edB2B2e2|dedBG2B2|AGFGA2G2|"tr"F4E2D2|
B2G2c2A2|d2B2e2B2|cBAG BAGF|E2EDE2:|
|:GA|B2B2c2B2|BAGFG2d2|efg2B2g2|efg2B2g2|
fga2d2a2|gfge bgbe|dBde BABc|"tr"B6g2|
gfefg2f2|e3fe2dc|B2cBA2G2|G2F2E2D2|
EFGAB2e2|DEFGA2d2|BABG BAGF|E2EDE2:|
M:6/8
|:EGB EGB|GA/2G/2F/2E/2 FB,B,|DdF EeB|GA/2G/2F/2G/2E3:|
|:Bdg Bdg|g/2f/2e/2d/2e/2f/2 gdB|cc/2B/2A/2G/2 AdD|BeE e2d|
e/2d/2B/2d/2e d/2B/2A/2B/2d|B/2A/2G/2A/2B/2G/2 AFD|E/2F/2GE F/2G/2AF|G/2
A/2BB, E3:|

Mrs. Judge

I recall reading quite a while ago that O’Carolan wrote this in honor of his patron. When he was 18, he lost his sight due to smallpox. Mrs. Judge took him in and gave him room and board while he learned the harp.

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Re: Mrs. Judge

Carolan’s patron was Mrs MacDermott Roe, his father was employed by her family in Co. Roscommon. When
he lost his sight at 18, she arranged for him to have harp lessons, then gave him money and a horse to embark
on his career as a travelling harper. It was to her house that he returned at the end of his life and he wrote
Carolan’s Farewell to Music there before he died. He wrote other tunes for her.