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.
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.
thank you for posting this - great tune
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"
T: Rosemary Lane
C: Joseph M. Crofts
|: 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 :|
C: Joseph M. Crofts - see also "The Dancing Tailor" & "O’Carolan’s Fancy"
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.
McNulty’s came after the page colour to the Joseph Crofts collections… 😀
"Galloping Hogan" - C: Joseph M. Crofts
# Added by ceolachan - October 27th, 2013
Rosemary Lane, X:4
Learnt from https://thesession.org/recordings/170, where it follows The High Part of the Road. We picked this set up and often played these two together.
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.