T: Cailín An Tí Mhóir
|:AG|F2D G2E A2D GED|DED DGE FED EDE|
~F3 ~G3 AGA cde|dcA GEA DED D:|
|:zB|ABc AGF ~G3 GFG|A2B cAG AB^c d2e|
fed ^cAG FAF GED|dcA GEA DED D:|
Also known as The Girl From The Big House, The Girl In The Big House, The Girl Of The Big House, The Girl Of The House.
There are 12 recordings of this tune.
Cailín An Tí Mhóir appears in 1 other tune collection.
Cailín An Tí Mhóir has been added to 31 tunebooks.
Source: Ronan Browne - "the wind you know"
This tune was already posted as a jig by… Gian Marco. https://thesession.org/tunes/1214
Two years ago? What a great contributor you are!
Ah, yes. It’s just the original Irish title of "The Girl of the Big House."
Mmmmh…This is different enough…Isn’t it?
I’m no Gaelic scholar, but if the translation is to be understood as "the girl of the big house", the Gaeilge bit should read: "An Cailín den Teach Mhór". The only time the definite article ‘an’ (the) is used to imply ‘of the’ is when its plural alternate ‘na’ precedes the plural form of a noun: An Cailin na Tithe Mhor, the girls of the big houses.
I can think of plenty of examples in Irish of "an" being used to imply genitive "of the" in the singular. Some are "Fear a(n) Ti" = the man OF the house, also the name of a nice reel. Other examples and tune names are "barr an chnoic" = the top of the hill, "bean an tinceara" (The Tinker’s Wife), "bairead an mhairnealaigh" (The Sailor’s Bonnet). The song "bean an fhir rua" (the Red Haired Man’s Wife). Sorry can’t get the fadas. You may be getting confused with the use of preposition "de" with partitive genitive.
In other words the Irish title as given is correct and the attempted correction is wrong.