The Irish Girl slip jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Irish Girl has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Irish Girl
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:c2A AEA ABA|cBc Ace ded|c2A AEA ABA|BGB gfe ded:|
|:cde efd e3|cae efd ged|cae efd efg|[1agf gfe dBG:|[2agf gfe ded||

Three comments

The Irish Girl

A slip jig found on at least two recordings by fiddler Jimmy Power. Simple, catchy, and I don’t know of two many common slip jigs in A mixolydian… so here it is.

Re: The Irish Girl

It’s in O’Neill’s - If I recall correctly, written in Amajor in The Music Of Ireland (1850 melodies, published 1903), and written in Aminor in The Dance Music of Ireland (1001 tunes, published 1907). From listening to the wax cylinders of McFadden (the source of the tune for O’Neill), I came to believe the key was more appropriate as Amix, as per Jimmy Power, and the transcriptions reflect an effort at quickly notating inflection that doesn’t always match classical notation.

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