The Maid With The Bonny Brown Hair jig

Also known as An Crubog A Dimigh Go Toraigh, Mo Chro Bheag Ag Bun Chnoc An Tui, The Spoons Murder.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Maid With The Bonny Brown Hair has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Maid With The Bonny Brown Hair
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AG|FGE DA,B,|CD2-D2 E|FGA GED|=C3-CAG|
FGE DA,B,|CD2-DDE|FGA EDD|D3 zAG|
FGA BGG|=cA2-A2G|FGA GED|=C3-CAG|
FGE DA,B,|CD2-DDE|FGA EDD|D3 z:|

Two comments

Maid With the Bonny Brown Hair

This "jig" is the air to the song "The Maid With the Bonny Brown Hair". It has been re-used recently by Con O’Drisceoil for his funny song called "The Spoons Murder", which has been discussed at The Session at https://thesession.org/discussions/3056.

The song appears on the CD "It’s No Secret" by Hammy Hamilton, Seamus Creagh, and Con O’Drisceoil.

I suppose one could play this as a jig by repeating the A and B parts.

The Maid with the pretty brown hair.

Found also in Donegal in air form as Mo chro bheag ag bun chnoc an tui and more recently an crubog a dimigh go toraigh sung by Scara Brae