Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill waltz

Also known as Bright Quiet Eily O’Carroll, Eibhli Gheal Chiuin, Eibhlin Dheas Ni Chearbhaill, Eibhlín Gheal Chúin Ní Chearbhaill, Gentle Fair Elly, Highland Chiefs, Lord Ullin’s Daughter.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill has been added to 94 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:D>EG A>GA|B>AG A>GA|B>AG G<ED|D3 D3:|
A>Bc d>ed|d>cB A>GE|A>Bc d>ed|c3 BAG|
A>Bc d>ed|d>cB A>GA|B>AG G<ED|D3 D3||
X: 2
T: Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
"C" G3 A c2 | "G" d4 cd | "C" e3 d c2 | "G" d4 cd |
"C" e3 d c2 | "Am" c3 A G2 | "Em" G6- | G4 :|
"Dm" d3 e f2 | "G" g3 a g2 | "C" g3 f e2 | "G" d3 c A2 |
"Dm" d3 e f2 | "G" g3 a g2 | "F" f6 | "C" e2 d2 c2 |
"Dm" d3 e f2 | "G" g3 a g2 | "C" g3 f e2 | "G" d4 cd |
"C" e3 d c2 | "Am" c3 A G2 | "Em" G6- | G4 ||
X: 3
T: Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: D2 | "D"D3 E G2 | "D"A4 G A | "G"B3 A G2 | "D"A4 G A | "G"B3 A G2 | "Em"E4 D2 | "D"(D6 | D4) :|
|: D2 | "D"A3 B c2 | "D"d3 e d2 | "D"d3 c B2 | "Am"A2 G2 E2 | "D"A3 B c2 |"D"d3 e d2 | "C"c6 |
"G"B2 A2 G2 | "D"A3 B c2 | "D"d3 e d2 | "D"d2 c2 B2 | "Am"A2 G2 A2 | "G"B3 A G2 | "Em"E4 D2 | "D"(D6 | D4) :||

Twelve comments

Eibhl

Transcribed from John Martyn’s album"Inside Out".It’s more of a slow air than a waltz.Am I correct in believing that the title means something like "Fair Ellen Of The Hill"?

It literally means "Fair, quiet Eibhlin O’ Carroll"

…And the name Eibhlin "translates" (or Anglicizes) into Eily.

Time signatures

can someone explain why this has a time signature of 3/4 when the phrasing of the notes and their structural values tells me it should have a 6/8 time signature. two groups of three quavers does not equate with a 3/4 time signature. I agree that it is a slow air. I play it slightly unphrased. A manuscript in 3/4 proper can be found at www.hsl.org/~gormley/tunes/eibhli.gif as Eibhli Gheal Chiuin. the way it is written there gives a better idea of the note values as long as one is clear that it is not a waltz.

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“Lord Ullin’s Daughter” / “Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill”

Submitted on July 4th 2006 by Rune Stone.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5931

T: Lord Ullin’s Daughter
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: G Mixolydian
|: G2 |
"C" G3 A c2 | "G" d4 cd | "C" e3 d c2 | "G" d4 cd |
"C" e3 d c2 | "Am" c3 A G2 | "Em" G6- | G4 :|
G2 |
"Dm" d3 e f2 | "G" g3 a g2 | "C" g3 f e2 | "G" d3 c A2 |
"Dm" d3 e f2 | "G" g3 a g2 | "F" f6 | "C" e2 d2 c2 |
"Dm" d3 e f2 | "G" g3 a g2 | "C" g3 f e2 | "G" d4 cd |
"C" e3 d c2 | "Am" c3 A G2 | "Em" G6- | G4 ||

PVB Session Setlist
N:Set - Southwind, Lord Ullin’s Ddaughter
S:K. Austin, Rune Stone

# Posted on July 4th 2006 by Rune Stone

This tune (above and brought back to these comments from the future) was indeed already posted in a different key with a different title "Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill".
It’s on the Chieftains 3.

# Posted on July 5th 2006 by slainte

Pronunciation

No my question is … how do you pronouce the song’s title? ;)

Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill, X:3

The difficulty of the name has prompted a nickname in our sessions, and this tune is affectionately known as "The Angry Gerbil Girl".

This is the hand-notated copy that’s passed around our session. I don’t think the note values we play are strictly what’s written (I think what we play is more how the X:1 is notated). I added this to have a version with chords and have a nice printed copy available instead of the handwritten.

Re: Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin Ní Chearbhaill

This is for all practical purposes the same tune as that given in a free rhythm for Robert Burns’ song, "The Winter of Life" (first line "But lately seen in gladsome green") - where the tune is given as "East Indian Air" - in James C. Dick, The Songs of Robert Burns, (Hatboro, PA, reprint 1962), No. 326, page 306