The Fair Maid Of Whickham jig

The Fair Maid Of Whickham has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Fair Maid Of Whickham
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGG GAB|cgc ~B3|cBc Adc|BGG AGE|
DGG GAB|cgc ~B3|cBc Adc|1 BGG G2E:|2 BGG G2B||
|:cec BdB|ABA AGE|DGG GAB|cgc ~B3|
cac BgB|AGA def|gfg Adc|1 BGG G2B:|2 BGG G2E||
X: 2
T: The Fair Maid Of Whickham
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g|G2G GAB|cdc ~B3|cBc Adc|BGG G2g|
G2G GAB|cdc B3|cBc Adc|BGG G2:|
|:B|cec BdB|A2A F2F|G2G GAB|cdc B3|
cec BdB|AcA F2f|gfg ABc|BGG G2:|

Three comments

The Fair Maid Of Whickham

A simple little Northumbrian jig that I’ve been playing for some years.

A version appears in the Vickers ms:

X: 1
T: Fair Maid of Whikam [sic.]
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
S: William Vickers ms. (1770)
K: G
g|G2G GAB|cdc ~B3|cBc Adc|BGG G2g|
G2G GAB|cdc B3|cBc Adc|BGG G2:|
|:B|cec BdB|A2A F2F|G2G GAB|cdc B3|
cec BdB|AcA F2f|gfg ABc|BGG G2:|

Fair Maid of Whickham

I have a vested interested in this tune as my partner is a lass who comes from Whickham.

Its not a great tune but its always worth a couple of times round. we couple it with a couple of tunes claimes by Jack Armstrong - Beddligton Hoppings and another one which i can’t remember at this stage of the evening.
Noel
Angels of the North