T: The Humours Of Quarry Cross
G3 BAB|def g2 f|eAA BAG|FAG FED|
GFG BAB|def g2 f|eAA BAG|1 FAF G2 F:|2 FAF GBd||
efe edB|def g2 a|bgb agf|egf edB|
efe edB|def g2 a|bgb agf|1 egf eBd:|2 egf edB||
Also known as The Bridal, Jackson’s Wife At The Road, Jackson’s Wife To The Road, The Priest’s Leap, Quarry Cross, The Humors Of Quarry Cross.
There are 7 recordings of this tune.
The Humours Of Quarry Cross has been added to 2 tune sets.
The Humours Of Quarry Cross has been added to 25 tunebooks.
A lovely wee jig, from Joe Burke’s flute LP “The Tailor’s Choice”.
The sleeve notes say : “I learned the first tune from John Cronin, the well-known Kerry fiddle player who now lives in New York. Professor Cronin also gave me the name for this tune, and I thought it as well to believe him as go looking for the truth” !!
So that’s what they call it! And a good example of Burke’s wit to go with it. I have been playing this for a while, but encounter few others who know it. I learned it from Scotsmen box player Laurence McElhinny (now in Ireland) and fluter Niall Kenny.
Zina already posted a different version of the tune a couple of years ago: https://thesession.org/tunes/1000