The Four Provinces Fling strathspey

Also known as Forget Me Not, The Four Provinces Fling No.3, James Duffy’s, Jamie Duffy’s Highland Fling, Lady Mary Ramsay, Lady Mary Ramsey, Mary Ramsay’s, Miss Ramsay, Miss Ramsay’s, Miss Ramsey, Miss Ramsey’s, Miss Ramsey’s Highland, Miss Ramsey’s Highland Fling, The Queen’s Shilling.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Stirling Castle (a few times).

The Four Provinces Fling has been added to 1 tune set.

The Four Provinces Fling has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Four Provinces Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 GB d<B Bc|dB ee dB AB|G2 GB d<B Bd|1(3efg (3dcB Ac BA:|2(3efg (3dcB A2 ga||
|:b<g gb a<f fa|~g2 gd ef ga|1b<g gb a<f fa|
(3gfe (3dcB A2 ga:|2(3bag (3agf gf ed|(3efg (3dcB Ac BA||
X: 2
T: The Four Provinces Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|A~F3 ~A3B|AGFE ~D3B|ADFA (3Bcd AF|EGFE ~D3B|
|A~F3 ~A3B|AGFE ~D3B|ADFA (3Bcd AF|Dfag |
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcde|ffdf eAce|dBAG FAde|
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcdg|fdec d2cA|(3Bcd AFegfe|
||dcdf aafa|bfaf egfe|dcdf aafa|gbaf egfe|
|dcdf aafa|bfaf egfe|dcdf aafa|gbaf egag||
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcde|ffdf eAce|dBAG FAde|
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcdg|fdec d2cA|(3Bcd AFde|

Ten comments

Souce: Mick Moloney, Eugene O’Donnell, Seamus Egan _ "3 way street"
Transcription: g.m.p.

As a Highland

Not surprisingly, this is also played as a highland in the north of Ireland. I learned it c. 1979 as "Jamie Duffy’s" from Gary Hastings. Jamie was the brother of the late Eddie Duffy, a flute player from Fermanagh.

The Four Provinces Fling No.3

This is a version of a very common Scottish strathspey called "Lady Mary Ramsay", and can also be found in Ireland under such titles as "The Queen’s Shilling" and "Forget Me Not".

“Lady Mary Ramsey” ~ several reincarnations

As ‘nigelg’ has put it, these tunes tend to be in origin ‘Strathspeys’, at least in their earliest form as we know them, in Eire they were used and played for and called as ‘Highland Flings’, and when the dance was no longer about, they served another use as reels… A good melody will persist, whatever the name given it…

Lady mary ramsay?

is this the same tune played by natalie macmaster in her first album on the track O’er the moor among the heather?
this dont sound like the lady mary ramsay i know, cause in cape breton its played in dmajor, unless its originally played in gmajor idk HELP? im looking for the lady mary ramsay strathspey ni Dmajor

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Mcsherry´s version

X: 1
T: Miss Ramsey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Calico - Celanova Square
R: reel
K: Dmaj
B|A~F3 ~A3B|AGFE ~D3B|ADFA (3Bcd AF|EGFE ~D3B|
|A~F3 ~A3B|AGFE ~D3B|ADFA (3Bcd AF|Dfag |
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcde|ffdf eAce|dBAG FAde|
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcdg|fdec d2cA|(3Bcd AFegfe|
||dcdf aafa|bfaf egfe|dcdf aafa|gbaf egfe|
|dcdf aafa|bfaf egfe|dcdf aafa|gbaf egag||
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcde|ffdf eAce|dBAG FAde|
f2df eAce|dcdA Bcdg|fdec d2cA|(3Bcd AFde|