Muirland Willie jig

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Muirland Willie has been added to 1 tunebook.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Muirland Willie
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
D|G2AB2c|dBdf3|cBcf2d|c2B A^FD|
G2AB2c|dBd fdf|aga bg^f|1 g3gdB:|2 g3g2d||
|:g2ab2a|fdf fed|cBc f2d|c2B A^FD
G2AB2c|dBdb3|aga ag^f|1 g3g2d:|2 g3g2||

Five comments

Re: Muirland Measure

It’s a very old tune better known as “Muirland Willie” (“Measure” is surely a mistake?). The song goes back to the 17th century and the tune was known in England in 1667 (as “The Northern Lass”, and for a song called “Betty Maddocks, the Fair Maid of Doncaster”).

Re: Muirland Measure

It came up on YouTube as Muirland Measure. Fixed it up.

Re: Muirland Willie

Odd - perhaps it’s the name given to the set. I might have the LP, but it will be up in the attic, and I can’t find the energy to go up there just now. Maybe later!

Re: Muirland Willie

The group Les Witches, from France, have a great version of this tune. They play it more like a waltz or set dance.