This tune is also known as "To the Ladies", and as "An Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies".
I have heard the tune slowed down, and played as a triple jig for teaching dance to young children.
Goes great in a set with The Blackthorn Stick.
It’s sometimes played in G.
Alright, G, so share with us your G take on this one…
“Here’s a Health to the Ladies”
K: A Major
|: a/f/ |
ecA BAF | AFE EFA | B/c/dc B^AB | cB^A B2 =a/f/ |
ecA BAF | AFE EFA | B/c/dc B^AB | cAG A2 :||
|: B |
cee d2 f | cee ecA | Ac/d/e f/g/af | ecA B^AB |
c2 e dff | c2 e ecA | B/c/dc B^AB | cAG A2 :||
~ alias “Sweet Biddy Daly” ~ & one simple take in ‘G’
~ alias "An Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies"
K: G Major
|: g |
dBG AGE | GED DEG | AcB AGA | BAA A2 g |
dBG AGE | GED DEG | AcB AGA | BGG G2 :|
|: G |
Bdd cee | Bdd dBG | Bcd dge | dBG A2 G |
B2 d c2 e | B2 d dBG | AcB A2 A | BGG G2 :|
& with the accidental, this time raising the ‘G’:
K: G Major
|: ge |
dB/A/G AGE | GED DE/F/G | A/B/cB A^GA | BA^G A=ge |
dBG AGE | GED D2 G | AcB A^GA | BGF G :|
|: GA |
Bdd cee | B/c/de dBG | GB/c/d gfe | dBG A2 G |
B2 d c2 e | Bdd dBG | AcB A^GA | BGF G :|
Health To The Ladies, X:5
This setting appears in O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, 1922, no. 154, as Fond of the Ladies.
X:6 “Health To The Ladies”
Just having a bit of fun with it… ;-)