Girls Of The Town jig

Also known as The Girls Of The Town, Statia Donnelly’s.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Girls Of The Town has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Girls Of The Town
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:B|AFE A2B|cff ecB|AFE A2B|c3 BAF|
AFE A2B|cff ecB|AFE A2B|cAA A2:|
|:c/e/|~f3 ~f3|faf fec|ece e2c|faf fec|
~f3 f2g|agf ecB|AFE A2B|cAA A2:|
# Added by dfay .
X: 2
T: Girls Of The Town
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
fef fef|fef fef|fef fef|fef fef|ece ece|ece ece|
fef f2g|agf ecb|AFE A2F|EC,A,
# Added by dfay .
X: 3
T: Girls Of The Town
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | GED G2A | Bge dBA | GED G2A | BGB AFD |
GED G2A | Bge dBA | GEE BAB | GEE E2 :|
|: f | g3 fed | (3efg e dBA | gfe afd | Bee e2f |
g3 fed | (3efg e dBA | GEE BAB | GEE E2 :|

Five comments

From Brendan Mulvihill & Donna Long

transcribed from the Morning Dew where it appears after Shandon Bells/Boys of the Town/Rakes of Clonmel for a nice Am->Amaj transition to end the set.

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Some of Brendan’s variations

4th bar is played with a roll ~c3 BAF or a bowed triplet (3ccb c BAF

2nd time through the pick-up and first bar is played F| E3 E2 B (double-stopping E and open A string)

last time the 2nd part is
fef fef|fef fef|fef fef|fef fef|ece ece|ece ece|
fef f2g|agf ecb|AFE A2F|EC,A,
slowing down over the final notes.

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Slainte - I agree - also has a ring of ‘Out on the Ocean’ to it

The following version, in G, with a different ending to the A-part a different B-part altogether, was posted here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpqRz5Q5ZBE

by Mike and Renee Batten. They call it ‘Donnelly’s’.

T: Donnelly’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G
|: D | GED G2A | Bge dBA | GED G2A | BGB AFD |
GED G2A | Bge dBA | GEE BAB | GEE E2 :|
|: f | g3 fed | (3efg e dBA | gfe afd | Bee e2f |
g3 fed | (3efg e dBA | GEE BAB | GEE E2 :|