The Bride’s Favourite jig

Also known as The Bride’s Farewell, Bride’s Favorite, The Bride’s Favorite.

There are 44 recordings of this tune.

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The Bride’s Favourite appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Bride’s Favourite has been added to 21 tune sets.

The Bride's Favourite has been added to 177 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: The Bride's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3 BAB | GBd gdB | AFD cBA | GBd gdB |
G3 B3 | GBd gdB | AFD cBA |1 AGF G2 D :|2 AGF GBd ||
g2 a f2 a | gdB GBd | g3 fed | egf e2 f |
g3 gaf | gdB GBd | AFD cBA |1 AGF GBd :|2 AGF G2 D ||
GBd g3 | edc BcA | GBd g2 g | faf g2 a |
bgb afa | g3 fdf | ed^c def | gaf gdB :|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Bride's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: ~G3 BAB | GBd gdB | AFA cBA | GBd gdB |
~G3 ~BAB | GBd gdB | AFA cBA |[1 GFA G2 D :|[2 GFA GBd ||
|: g2 a f2 a | gdB GBd | gfe fed | egf e2 f |
g2 a f2 a | gdB GAB | AFA cBA |[1 GFA GBd :|[2 GFA G2 D ||
|GBd gfg | edc BcA | GBd ~g3 | eaf g2 a |
bgb afa | geg fdf | ed^c def | gaf gdB :|
3
X: 3
T: The Bride's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |\
G^FG B^AB | GBd gdB | A^GA cBA | GBd gdB |
GDG B2 B | GB/c/d gdB | A2 A cBA | AGF G2 :|
|: d |\
g2 a f2 a | gdB GB/c/d | gfe f2 d | e/f/gf e2 f |
gda gaf | gdB GG/A/B | A^GA cc/B/A | AGF G2 :|
|: D |\
GB/c/d g2 g | edc B2 A | GBd gBg | f/g/af g2 a |
bg/a/b afa | ge/f/g f2 d |[1 ed^c dd/e/f | gaf gdB :|[2 ee/d/^c d2 f | gaf g2 |]
4
X: 4
T: The Bride's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3 BAB | GB/c/d gdB | AFD cBA | GB/c/d gdB |
G3 B3 | GB/c/d gdB | AFD cBA |1 AGF G2 D :|2 AGF GBd ||
|:g2 a f2 a | gdB GBd | g3 fed | egf e2 f |
g3 gaf | gdB GBd | AFD cBA |1 AGF GBd :|2 AGF G2 D ||
|:GB/c/d g3 | edc BcA | GB/c/d g3 | faf g2 a |
bgb afa | g3 fdf | ed^c def | gaf gdB :||
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: The Bride's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~G3 BAB | GBd gdB | AFD cBA | GBd gdB |
~G3 ~B3 | GBd gdB | AFD cBA |1 BGG G2D :|2 BGG GBd ||
|:g2a fa2 | gdB GBd | gfe fed | ~e3 e d/e/f |
gfe def | gfe dcB | AGF cBA |1 BGG GBd :|2 BGG G2D ||
|:GBd ~g3 | edc BcA | GBd ~g3 | e (3fga g2a |
bgb afa | geg fdf | ed^c def |1 gBd g2d :|2 g b/a/g/f/ gdB ||
6
X: 6
T: The Bride's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 D FEF | DFA dAF | E2E GFE | DFA dAF |
D2D FEF | DFA dAF | E2E GFE | FDD D3:|
|:DFA ddd | cec dAF | DFA dcB | cBA B2c|
ddd cec | dAF DFE | G2A GFE | FDD D3:|
|:DFA d2d | BAG GFE | DFA ded | cec d2e |
fdf ece | dBd cAc | BAG ABc | cdd dAF :|

Thirteen comments

Bride’s/Tansey’s

See comments for "The Bride’s Favourite", posted by gianmarco.

Posted by .

Composer

According to the "Fiddler’s Companion" website, this jig was composed by John McGrath, a Co. Mayo fiddler who lived in America, and whom I think is also credited with composing "The Providence" reel.

Posted by .

I changed the name "my" Brides’s Favourite to "Trancey’s fancy".

X: 2 (The) "Bride’s Favourite/Favorite"

B: "Music From Ireland Volume One", David Bulmer & Neil Sharpley, 1974, page 23, tune #60

X: 3

K: Gmaj
|: D |\
G^FG ~B3 | ~

The double sharped ##F lies between the F# and the G…

The Bride’s Favourite, X:5

From Leo Rowsome.

The Bride’s Favourite, X:6

A version in D major taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch.

Re: The Bride’s Favourite

I was beginning to think that David Speers might not be best pleased to have his entire book rendered here, but I surmise that Eubonian is in act very closely related to David Speers, so will undoubtedly have his permission.

Re: The Bride’s Favourite

Can be found on the Steeleye Span recording Below the Salt, in a set with Tanzy’s Fancy.