Rosemary Lane jig

Also known as McCann’s.

There are 22 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Rosemary Lane appears in 2 other tune collections.

Rosemary Lane has been added to 5 tune sets.

Rosemary Lane has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
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 .
2
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 :|
3
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 :|
4
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|
5
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.

Posted by .

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… 😀

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.