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.
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".
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…
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