My Kindly Sweetheart reel

Also known as The Gentle Milkmaid, Mo Chuachag ‘s Laghach Thu, Mo Chuachag Laghach, My Beloved You Are So Nice, My Gentle Milkmaid.

There are 15 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

My Kindly Sweetheart has been added to 5 tune sets.

My Kindly Sweetheart has been added to 71 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: My Kindly Sweetheart
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B2d2 cBBc|B2c2 feef|B2d2 cB B2|cAAc fe e2:|
|:d2 fe dBAB|d2a2 feef|d2 fe dB A2|A2c2 feef:|
2
X: 2
T: My Kindly Sweetheart
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B2d2 cBBc|B2d2 feef|B2d2 cB Bd|cAAc fe ef:|
|:d2 fe dBAB|d2ad feef|d2 fe dBBd|cAAA feef:|
3
X: 3
T: My Kindly Sweetheart
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B2 cd cBBc|(3BBB de feec|B2 cd cBBd|cA (3AAA feec:|
d2 fe dBAB|d2 fe beef|d2 fe dBAd|cA (3AAA feec:|

Ten comments

My Kindly Sweetheart

This goes well in a set with The Ale Is Dear.Transcribed from a Silly Wizard album.Johnny Cunningham will be sadly missed.

Ceol na Fidhle Vol. IV has a setting of this tune with the Gallic title, Mo Chuachag Laghach, translated as My Gentle Milkmaid:

M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Bmin
|:B2d2 cBBc|B2d2 feef|B2d2 cB Bd|cAAc fe ef:|
|:d2 fe dBAB|d2ad feef|d2 fe dBBd|cAAA feef:|

is it scottish or Irish?

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Jock Wilson’s Ball

Learnt from a fine 1956 home recording of Cape Breton fiddler Bill Lamey put to CD by Rounder. Liner notes say it’s a pipe tune but it is a tasty short reel on the fiddle. Lamey uses double stops liberally throughout on the A and E strings. His version is worlds apart from what I found in Ceol na Fidhle Vol.s 1 &2 and a more driving rocker as well.

Re: My Kindly Sweetheart

It’s a Scottish Tune, I believe.

Re: Jock Wilson’s Ball

Definitely a duplicate. Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index lists this tune as "My Gentle Milkmaid”.

Re: Jock Wilson’s Ball

Quite right, Daniel, the title is wrong. "Jock Wilson’s Ball" is a different tune, but somewhere along the way in Cape Breton, they got mixed up. Jerry Holland also gives it the title "Jock Wilson’s Ball" in one of his collections. There are similarities, no doubt, but they are different tunes. Compare with setting 2 above.

Re: Jock Wilson’s Ball

Yes Daniel, these are definitely two distinct tunes. Both are played regularly in N.W. Scotland.