Ladies Step Up To Tea slip jig

Also known as Ladie’s Step Up To Tea, Ladies Step Up To Tea!, Ladies Will Ye Come Down To Tea?, Ladies, Step Up To Tea!, Seo Libh, A Mhná, Chun Tae, Seo Libh, A Mhna, Chun Tae!.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Ladies Step Up To Tea has been added to 4 tune sets.

Ladies Step Up To Tea has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Ladies Step Up To Tea
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2E EDE c2A|A2B c2d ecA|A2E EDE c2A|B2G G2B dBG :|
|:A2e e2d e2c|A2B c2d ecA|A2e e2d efg|B2G G2B dBG|
A2e e2d e2c|A2B c2d efg|agf gfe dcB|def gfe dcB||
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: Ladies Step Up To Tea
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A2 E EDE c2 A | A2 B c2 d ecA |
X: 3
T: Ladies Step Up To Tea
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2E EDE c2A|A2B c2d ecA|A2E EDE c2A|B2G G2B dBG :||
|:A2e e2d e2c|A2B c2d ecA|A2e e2d efg|B2G G2B dBG:||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Ladies Step Up to Tea

At first glance, this looks like a cut and paste job from jc’s tunefinder. Then again, it’s basically the setting played on Lunasa’s Redwood cd, minus the grace notes.

Posted .

Chords

I really liked this tune, and I’ve been wanting to learn it ever since I’ve heard Lunasa play it. i was wondering if anyone had the guitar/piano chords for this.
Thanks!

“Seo libh, a Mhná, chun Tae!” / “Ladies, Step up to Tea!”

~ minor correction, removing the |: given for the B-part…

X: 1
T: Seo libh, a Mhná, chun Tae!
T: Ladies Step Up To Tea
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Ador
|: A2 E EDE c2 A | A2 B c2 d ecA |
A2 E EDE c2 A | B2 G G2 B dBG :|
A2 e e2 d e2 c | A2 B c2 d ecA |
A2 e e2 d efg | B2 G G2 B dBG |
A2 e e2 d e2 c | A2 B c2 d efg |
agf gfe dcB | def gfe dcB |]

Credit where due ~ “At first glance,

~ this looks like a cut and paste job from jc’s tunefinder."

Yup! But the root of it all is here, note for note ~
""Ceol Rince na hÉireann IV"
Compiled and edited by Breandán Breathnach
An Gúm, Dublin, 1996
ISBN: 1-85791-143-1

Page 20, tune #34: “Seo Libh, a Mhná, chun Tae!” / "Ladies, Step up to Tea!"

Source of Tune

Breathnach sourced this tune from the Stephen Grier Manuscript c.1883. Grier was from Abbeylara, Co Longford and moved to Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim where he wrote down his manuscript. Interestingly, the Larry Smyth MS c.1880s-1920 also has this tune and a very similar version. He also was from Abbeylara which suggests it was a tune in the local North Longford repertoire at the turn of the 20th century.