Rosemary Lane jig

Also known as McCann’s.

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Doberman’s Wallet (a few times), Father Tom’s Wager (a few times), The Silver Vale (a few times) and Swans Among The Rushes (a few times).

Rosemary Lane has been added to 1 tune set.

Rosemary Lane has been added to 49 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Rosemary Lane
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FEF DFA|dce dcB|AdB AFD|EFD EAG|
FEF DFA|dce dcB|Ade faf|gec d3 :|
|:aba fed|gfg ecA|fed Bcd|edB ABc|
dedAFA|Bed cbA|faf gec|Adc d3 :|
# Added by cos .
X: 2
T: Rosemary Lane
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FEF DFA|dce dcB|AdB AFD|EFD EAG|
FEF DFA|dce dcB|Ade faf|gec d3 :|
|:aba fed|gfg ecA|fed Bcd|edB ABc|
ded AFA|Bed cBA|faf gec|Adc d3 :|
X: 3
T: Rosemary Lane
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A/B/ |FEF DFA | dce dcB | AdB AFD | EFD EAG |
FEF DFA | dce dcB | Ade faf | gec d2 :|
|: f/g/ |aba fed | gag ecA | fed Bcd | edB ABc |
ded AFA | Bed cBA | faf gec | Adc d2 :|
X: 4
T: Rosemary Lane
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
: AG |FEF DFA | dce dcB | ~A3 AFD | ~E3 EAG |
FEF DFA | dce d2g| ~f3 gec | edc d :|
|: fg |aba fed | gag eBe | fdB Bcd | ecA ABc |
dcd AFA | Bge cBA | ~f3 gec |1 edc d :|2edc d3|
X: 5
T: Rosemary Lane
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 G|: FEF DFA| dce dcB | AFd AGF | EFE EAG |
FEF DFA | dce dcB | A2A g2g |1 gec dAG :|2 gec d2||
|:f|aga fdf | gfg ece | fed Bcd | edB ABc |
dcd AFA | Bed cBA | faf gec |1edc d2:|2edc d3||

Twelve comments

A lovely jig

Both Kathleen Collins and Josie Keegan have recorded nice fiddle versions of this jig.It`s my first attempt at ABC notation so I hope it isn`t faulty.Cos.

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Shouldn’t many of the upper case b notes be lower case?

FEF DFA|dce dcB|AdB AFD|EFD EAG|
FEF DFA|dce dcB|Ade faf|gec d3 :|
|:aba fed|gfg ecA|fed Bcd|edB ABc|
ded AFA|Bed cBA|faf gec|Adc d3 :|

Thanks,Bill,You`re dead right!

have updated ABC.

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thank you for posting this - great tune

named after?
One of the oldest street in Belfast is thus named…

“Rosemary Lane” - C: Joseph M. Crofts

There are still problems with the original submission - for example the 6th bar of the B-part ~
| Bed cbA | ~ needing to change to ~ | Bed cBA | ~
Bill Reeder’s gives it so above…

Here’s the composer’s own transcription, taken from his publication:

B: "Walton’s Irish Dance Music: Including Original Tunes by J.M. Crofts A.D.C.M., Part One"
Dublin - no dates given but the paper has aged to a dark tan…

Page 3, the second tune of three: "Rosemary Lane"

X: 2
T: Rosemary Lane
C: Joseph M. Crofts
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: A/B/ |\
FEF DFA | dce dcB | AdB AFD | EFD EAG |
FEF DFA | dce dcB | Ade faf | gec d2 :|
|: f/g/ |\
aba fed | gag ecA | fed Bcd | edB ABc |
ded AFA | Bed cBA | faf gec | Adc d2 :|

McCann’s Jig

I have always known this jig as ‘McCann’s Jig’ having found it in McNulty’s tune book well over 40 years ago. Could McNulty’s be wrong I wonder?
It’s a super tune and I have it in a set with ‘anRos sa bhFroach’ & ‘The Tar Road to Sligo’ which is a cracking tune to finish off a set with.

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McNulty’s came after the page colour to the Joseph Crofts collections… :-D

Rosemary Lane, X:5

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. A slight variation of this lovely tune.