The Maister O’ Lour jig

By Tom Deas

The Maister O' Lour has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Maister O' Lour
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:~A2 c B2 A|e2 f e2 c|a2 f e2 c|c2 B/A/ B3|
~A2 c B2 A|f2 a f2 e|a2 f e2 c|d2 c/B/ A3:|
f2 a e2 a|d2 f e2 c/c/|a2 f e2 c|c2 B/A/ B3|
f2 a e2 a|d2 f e2 c/c/|a2 f e2 c|d2 c/B/ A3|
f2 a e2 a|d2 f e2 c/c/|a2 f e2 c|c2 B/A/ B3|
~A2 c B2 A|f2 a f2 e/e/|a2 f e2 c|d2 c/B/ A3||

One comment

The Maister o’ Lour

This is a Scottish 6/8 march, not a jig, so of course should be played slower.

I heard this on an LP from the Forfar area called The Bonnie Lass o’ Lownie, released in the 1980s and distributed in Angus and Dundee. It was composed by a local piper who played on the record called Tom Deas. Lour is an estate - about townland-sized for the Irish folk reading this - about 3 miles outside Forfar. My grandmother’s old house where I stayed sometimes when I was a bairn was not far from Lour, so it reminds me of home.