Gypsy Princess barndance

Also known as The Gypsi Princess, The Gypsy Princess, Gypsy Queen.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Killavil Postman (a few times) and Waiting For The Federals (a few times).

Gypsy Princess has been added to 16 tune sets.

Gypsy Princess has been added to 197 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Gypsy Princess
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(B2 B)B B2B2|ABAG E2 D2|(G2G)B d2 Bd|e2 dB A2 GA|
(B2 B)B B2B2|ABAG E2 D2|(G2G)A BddB|A2 G2 G2 z2:|
(d2 d)d d2 d2 |B2 BA G2 Bd|(e2e)e e2 e2|B2 BA G2 zB|
(d2 d)d d2 d2 |B2 BA G2 Bd|(g2 g)e dBGA|B2 A2 G2 z2:|
X: 2
T: Gypsy Princess
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G>A |B2 (3BBB B2 B2 | A>BA>G E2 (3DEF | G3 B d2 (3Bcd | (3efe dB A2 G>A |
B>cB>A B2 (3BBB | A2 (3BAG (3EFE D2 | G3 B d>ed>B | (3ABA G2 G2 :|
|: (3ABc |d3 e g3 d | B>cB>A G>A (3Bcd | e2 (3eee e2 g>e | B>cB>A G2 B>c |
d2 d>e g2 g>d | B2 B>A G2 B>d | g3 e d>B (3GFA | (3ABA G2 G2 :|
X: 3
T: Gypsy Princess
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(B2 B)B B2B2|ABAG E2 D2|DEGA BddB|e2 dB A2 GA|
(B2 B)B B2B2|ABAG E2 D2|DEGA Bddc|1B2 A2 G2 D/E/G/A/:|2B2 A2 G2 A/B/c||
|:(d2 d)d d2 d2 |B2 BA G2 Bd|(e2e)e e2 e2|B2 BA G2 Bc|
(d2 d)d d2 d2 |B2 BA G2 Bd|gfge dBAc|1B2 A2 G2 A/B/c:|2B2 A2 G2 D/E/G/A/||
X: 4
T: Gypsy Princess
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GA|B2BA B2BA|GBAG E2D2|GABc d2ed|d2ge dBGA|
B2BA B2BA|GBAG E2D2|gfge dBGA|B2AB G2:|
|:Bc|d3d d2d2|dged dBAB|e3e e2e2|edef gfge|
d2{e}dB d2d2|dBGA Bdef|gfge dBGA|B2AB G2:|

Eleven comments

This is one of the tunes that follows "The Factory Girl" on Éilís Kennedy’s CD "Time to Sail."

Cute tune…

Thanks for posting this…I remember learning this from Anna Massie at a fiddle workshop in Guelph when I was still quite wet behind the proverbial fiddle ears. It was promptly lost in tunes/months that followed.

John Williams

John Williams plays this on his new album "Raven." When he talked about it at his concert he said he was in Louisiana trying to find something to play with the one row box players down there and thought of this one. When he played it for them they swore that it was a Cajun melody rather than an Irish barndance. The way he plays it definitely makes it have a Cajun sound.

“The Gypsy Queen Barndance” ~ some other options

X: 1134
T:Gypsy Princess
M:4/4
L:1/8
R: Barndance
K: G Major
|: G>A |
B2 (3BBB B2 B2 | A>BA>G E2 (3DEF | G3 B d2 (3Bcd | (3efe dB A2 G>A |
B>cB>A B2 (3BBB | A2 (3BAG (3EFE D2 | G3 B d>ed>B | (3ABA G2 G2 :|
|: (3ABc |
d3 e g3 d | B>cB>A G>A (3Bcd | e2 (3eee e2 g>e | B>cB>A G2 B>c |
d2 d>e g2 g>d | B2 B>A G2 B>d | g3 e d>B (3GFA | (3ABA G2 G2 :|

Also to be found as "Denis Murphy’s" on the Harry Bradley/Paul O’Shaughnessy album Born for Sport

3. - song: “Factory Girl” / barndances: “Gypsy Princess” / “Campbell’s”

"Campbell’s"
Submitted on June 10th 2005 by Susan Lawlor.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4583

Just added the Harry Bradley/Paul O’Shaughnessy version from "…Born for Sport"

Gypsy Princess, X:4

This is what seems to be a very closely-related tune, called "George’s Fancy" and elsewhere "George’s Barn Dance" in Rick Muir’s collection of the tunes played by Limerick-born fiddlers George and Sean Walker.