Mrs. Judge reel

Also known as Abigail Judge, Mrs Judge.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Mrs. Judge appears in 1 other tune collection.

Mrs. Judge has been added to 1 tune set.

Mrs. Judge has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Mrs. Judge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
ED|B,2 E2 E2 G2|FGFE D2 B2|BAGF AGFE|D4 B,2B,2|
|E2F2 G2A2|BcBA G2e2|efg2 B2 g2|f4 e2e2|
|edB2 B2 e2|dedB G2B2|AGFG A2G2|F4 E2D2|
|B2G2 c2A2|d2B2 e2B2|cBAG BAGF|E4 E2:|
GA|B2B2 c2B2|BAGF G2d2|efg2 B2g2|efg2 B2g2|
|fga2 d2a2|gfge babg|dBde BABc|B4 B2g2|
|gfef g2f2|e3f e2dc|B2cB A2G2|G2F2 E2D2|
|EFGA B2e2|DEFG A2d2|BABG BAGF|E4 E2:|
M: 6/8
E/E/|EGB EGB|GA/G/F/E/ FB,B,|DdF EeB|GA/G/F/G/ E2:|
B/B/|Bdg Bdg|g/f/e/d/e/f/ gdB|cc/B/A/G/ AdD|BeE e2d|
e/d/B/d/e d/B/A/B/d|B/A/G/A/B/G/ AFD|E/F/GE F/G/AF|G/A/BB,E2:|
2
X: 2
T: Mrs. Judge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
ed|B2 E2 E2 G2|FGFE D2 B2|BAGF AGFE|D4 B2B2|
|E2F2 G2A2|BcBA G2e2|efg2 B2 g2|Tf4 e2d2|
|edB2 B2 e2|dedB G2B2|AGFG A2G2|F4 E2D2|
|B2G2 c2A2|d2B2 e2B2|cBAG BAGF|E4 E2:|
GA|B2B2 c2B2|BAGF G2d2|efg2 B2g2|efg2 B2g2|
|fga2 d2a2|gfge babe|dBde BABc|TB4 B2g2|
|gfef g2f2|e3f e2dc|B2cB A2G2|G2F2 E2D2|
|EFGA B2e2|DEFG A2d2|BABG BAGF|E4 E2:|
M: 6/8
|EGB EGB|GA/G/F/E/ FBB|DdF EeB|GA/G/F/G/ E2:|
|Bdg Bdg|g/f/e/d/e/f/ gdB|cc/B/A/G/ AdD|BeE e2d|
e/d/B/d/e d/B/A/B/d|B/A/G/A/B/G/ AFD|E/F/GE F/G/AF|G/A/BBE2:|
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: Mrs. Judge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
gf|d2 G2 G2 B2|ABAG F2 d2|dcBA cBAG|F4 d2d2|
|G2A2 B2c2|dedc B2g2|gab2 d2 b2|Ta4 g2f2|
|gfd2 d2 g2|fgfd B2d2|cBAB c2B2|A4 G2F2|
|d2B2 e2c2|f2d2 g2d2|edcB dcBA|G4 G2:|
Bc|d2d2 e2d2|dcBA B2f2|gab2 d2b2|gab2 d2b2|
|abc'2 f2c'2|babg d'c'd'g|fdfg dcde|Td4 d2b2|
|baga b2a2|g3a g2fe|d2ed c2B2|B2A2 G2F2|
|GABc d2g2|FGAB c2f2|dcdB dcBA|G4 G2:|
M: 6/8
|GBd GBd|Bc/B/A/G/ Add|FfA Ggd|Bc/B/A/B/ G2:|
|dfb dfb|b/a/g/f/g/a/ bfd|ee/d/c/B/ cfF|dgG g2f|
g/f/d/f/g f/d/c/d/f|d/c/B/c/d/B/ cAF|G/A/BG A/B/cA|B/c/ddG2:|

Five comments

Mrs. Judge

I am aware that there is a tune by this name already listed in The Session’s database, but tat version only contains the first part of the tune, is listed as a hornpipe, and is transcribed in A minor. My transcription is in E minor and contains the tune in its entirety, as played by The Chieftains on their album Boil the Breakfast Early except without their usual ornamentation, so as to allow the player to ornament it as they will.
This tune was written by the illustrious Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738) for one of his many patronesses, the wife of one Thomas Judge of Grangeberg, County Westmeath. According to Boil the Breakfast Early’s sleeve notes, Ludwig von Beethoven himself had a hand at arranging this composition. Although it is listed as a reel this piece is really an air, and so therefore should be played at a slower speed than most dance-tunes of the same time signature. I play the tune, as The Chieftains do, with a sort of hornpipe-like swing in places (the reason, I assume, for the tune’s previous listing as a hornpipe), and when time signature changes to 6/8 towards the end I play it more or less straight like a jig. It’s pretty long for an Irish tune, but I think that it’s easy enough to play as well as a great composition, so for me the length is justified. Hope you enjoy it!

Has anyone got the dots for this last version?

My version

I play this tune on the pipes, so this is my pipes friendly version

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Mrs. Judge, X:3

G minor version