This is one of the tunes that follows "The Factory Girl" on Éilís Kennedy’s CD "Time to Sail."
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 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
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
“Paul O’Shaughnessy & Harry Bradley: Born For Sport”
Track 15, the first of two tunes…
“Éilís Kennedy: Time to Sail”
Track 3: "The Factory Girl" - barndances
3. - song: “Factory Girl” / barndances: “Gypsy Princess” / “Campbell’s”
Submitted on June 10th 2005 by Susan Lawlor.
Just added the Harry Bradley/Paul O’Shaughnessy version from "…Born for Sport"
Two concertina versions
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.
Gypsy Princess, X:5
This is how I hear it, based on playing it in DC-area seisiuns. We often then modulate it up into A major.
Gypsy Princess, X:6
The local version in A.