Miss Hamilton march

Also known as Blossom Of The Raspberry, The Blossom Of The Raspberry, Ingean Uí Amiltuin, Miss Hamilton’s March, Planxty Miss Hamilton, Raspberry Blossom, The Raspberry Blossom.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

Miss Hamilton has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Miss Hamilton
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 d2 cBAG | dc B/c/d D2 z2 | e2 dc Bd gd |cBAG A2 z2 |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/A/BAG ED/E/ G2 |dBAG EF/G/ dc | B2 A2 G2 G2 :|
|: dedc cBAG | dedc cBAG | Bdgd edcB | cBAG A2 z2 |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG ED/E/ G2 | dBAG EF/G/ dc | B2 AG G2 G2 :|
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X: 2
T: Miss Hamilton
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 d2 cBAG |d>c B/c/d D2 D2 | C/D/E DC B,DGD | CB,CG, A,2 A,2 |
BdcB AGAF | GBAG EDEG | dBAG EF/G/ DC | B,2 A,2 G,4 ||
dedc cBAG | dedc cBAG | Bdgd edcB| cBAG A2 A2 |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG ED/E/ G2 | dBAG EF/G/ DC | B,2 A,2 G,4 ||
X: 3
T: Miss Hamilton
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 d2 cBAG | dc B/c/d D2 z | e2 dc Bd gd |cBAG A2 z |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/A/BAG ED/E/ G2 |dBAG EF/G/ dc | B2 A2 G2 G2 :|
|: dedc cBAG | dedc cBAG | Bdgd edcB | cBAG A2 z |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG ED/E/ G2 | dBAG EF/G/ dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |
|:F2 dc cBAG | E2 FE/F/ G4 |gg/f/ gd edcB | cBAG A4 |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG ED/E/ G2 | dBAG EF/G/ dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |
|:B2 AG E2 FG | D2 G2 F2 GF | E2 FE/F/ GG/F/ GD | cBAG A4 |
B/c/d cB AD FB/A/ | Gc Bg/f/ ed/e/ g2 | dB AG/F/ EF/G/ dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |
# Added by JACKB .

Eleven comments

Miss Hamilton

The best of the best, how lucky we are that some of these old tunes still exist. This one is over three hundred years old but sounds as good today as it did then. What can I say this the only tune of Cornelius Lyons that survives. There is a deep spirituality in this tune.

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Yes JACKB, it’s one of my favourites too, although I, like yourself I’m sure, of course play it at a lot slower pace than it comes flying out at you here!

Composed while he was in the service of Lord Antrim I believe, but then Cornelius wasn’t a County Antrim man born & bred, so is this a Co Antrim tune, or what, I wonder?

Who cares eh? ….. it’s just a beautiful tune - good onya Corne!

“Miss Hamilton” ~ March ~ Cornelius Lyons

This can be played without repeats, AB, or with them, AABB, as notated here and by Edward Bunting. Edward Bunting attributes the composition of this march to Cornelius Lyons, 1680-1750, harper to the Earl of Antrim and friend of Turlough O’Carolan, 1670-1738.

"O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies" ~ Page 344, #1830

For more story:
The Fiddler’s Compaion
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/MISSG_MISSJO.htm

“Miss Hamilton” ~ “O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies”

Page 344, # 1830 ~ simplified

R: march
K: G Major
B2 d2 cBAG |d>c B/c/d D2 D2 | C/D/E DC B,DGD | CB,CG, A,2 A,2 |
BdcB AGAF | GBAG EDEG | dBAG EF/G/ DC | B,2 A,2 G,4 ||
dedc cBAG | dedc cBAG | Bdgd edcB| cBAG A2 A2 |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG ED/E/ G2 | dBAG EF/G/ DC | B,2 A,2 G,4 ||

Miss Hamilton

I love this tune too! Michael O’Sullivan does a mighty version on the harpsichord, and it’s also recorded using a derivative of the dulcimer (John Molineux LP ‘Douce-Amère’ & CD) . Any other ‘non-dance’ versions around?

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Another Version

X: 1
T: Miss Hamilton
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
N: Composed 1706 by Cornelius Lyons
|: B2 d2 cBAG | dc B/c/d D2 z | e2 dc Bd gd |cBAG A2 z |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/A/BAG ED/E/ G2 |dBAG EF/G/ dc | B2 A2 G2 G2 :|
|: dedc cBAG | dedc cBAG | Bdgd edcB | cBAG A2 z |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG ED/E/ G2 | dBAG EF/G/ dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |
|:F2 dc cBAG | E2 FE/F/ G4 |gg/f/ gd edcB | cBAG A4 |
B/c/d cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG ED/E/ G2 | dBAG EF/G/ dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |
|:B2 AG E2 FG | D2 G2 F2 GF | E2 FE/F/ GG/F/ GD | cBAG A4 |
B/c/d cB AD FB/A/ | Gc Bg/f/ ed/e/ g2 | dB AG/F/ EF/G/ dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |

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Miss Hamilton

John Williiams does the air in D I reckon

Re: Miss Hamilton

X: 1
T: Miss Hamilton
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: air
K: Gmaj
|: B2 d2 cBAG | dc (3Bcd D2 z | e2 dc Bdgd |cBAG A2 z2 |
(3Bcd cB AGAF | (3GAB AG (3EDE G2 |dBAG (3EFG dc | B2 A2 G2 -G2 :|
|: dedc cBAG | dedc cBAG | Bdgd edcB | cBAG A2 z2 |
(3Bcd cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG (3EDE G2 | dBAG (3EFG dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |
|:F2 dc cBAG | E2 (3FEF G4 |(3ggf gd edcB | cBAG A4 |
(3Bcd cB AGAF | G/F/G/A/ BG (3EDE G2 | dBAG (3EFG dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |
|:B2 AG E2 FG | D2 G2 F2 GF | E2 (3FEF (3GGF GD | cBAG A4 |
(3Bcd cB AD (3FBA | Gc (3Bgf (3EDE g2 | dB (3AGF (3EFG dc | B2 AG G2 G2 : |

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