Health To The Ladies jig

Also known as A Health To The Ladies, An Irishman’s Gift To The Ladies, An Irishman’s Heart To The Ladies, Brigidin Deas Ní Dalaig, Carty’s, Fond Of The Ladies, Here’s A Health To The Ladies, Irishman’s Heart To The Ladies, The Irishman’s Heart To The Ladies, Irishman’s Hearts To The Ladies, Little Boy Ted In The Hay, Sweet Biddy Daily, Sweet Biddy Daly, Sweet Biddy Daly’s, To The Ladies.

There are 65 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Maid In The Meadow (a few times) and The Boys Of The Town (a few times).

Health To The Ladies has been added to 333 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Health To The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
f|ecA BAF|AFE EFA|Bdc BAB|cBB B2f|
ecA BAF|AFE EFA|Bdc BAB|cAA A2:||
A|cee dff|cee ecA|cee dff|ecA B2A|
cee dff|cee ecA|Bdc BAB|cAA A2:||
X: 2
T: Health To The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: 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 :|
X: 3
T: Health To The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: 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 :|
X: 4
T: Health To The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: 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 :|
X: 5
T: Health To The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e|dBG AGE|GED D2 E|G2 G A2 A|BAA Age|
dBG AGE|GED D2 E|G2 G A2 A|BGG G2:|
|:D|G2 G GAB|A2 A ABd|e>ee efg|dBG AGE|
GAG GAB|ABA ABd|ede gdB|AGE G2:|]
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 6
T: Health To The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g |dBG AGE | GED DEG | A/B/cB A^GA | BAA A2 g/e/ |
dBG A2 G | GED D2 G | AcB A^GA | BGG G2 :|
|: c |Bdd cee | Bdg dBG | B/c/dg dge | dBG A^GA |
B2 d c2 e | B2 d dBG | Ac/B/A AA/A/A | BGF G2 :|

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Additional titles

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.

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X:6 “Health To The Ladies”

Just having a bit of fun with it… ;-)