Mary Young And Fair jig

Also known as Fair Young Mary, Máire Bhán Óg, Mairi Bhan, Mairi Bhan Og, Mháiri Bhán Óg.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Mary Young And Fair has been added to 3 tune sets.

Mary Young And Fair has been added to 53 tunebooks.

Download ABC

One setting

X: 1
T: Mary Young And Fair
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E|:A>BA c2d|e2c d>cB|e2A A>BA|G3 z2 E|
A>BA c2d|e2c deg|e2c dcB|1A3 z2E:|2A3 z2 e/g/||
a>ba g2f|e2c deg|e2A A>BA|G3 z2 E|
A>BA c2d|e2c agf|e2c dcB|A3 z2 e/g/|
a>ba g2f|e2c deg|e2A A>BA|G3 z2 E|
c>Bc d>cd|e>de c'2 b/a/|e2c d>cB|A3-A3|

Three comments

Mary,Young And Fair

This was a request.It’s an air in 6/8.Play it very slowly,and don’t forget the ritardano on the high c.

Re: Mary Young And Fair

If you aren’t, like me, good at getting up to high b in the 2nd part of this tune, it makes a bit of sense to repeat a (aaa) where it occurs and then when you get to the ritardando (as in previous comment) on the high c, play "a" instead. Not as beautiful quite but it does make it easier for the fingers as you don’t need to stretch 4th finger. Maybe this suggestion will be unpopular.