Also known as
The Dark Girl Dressed In Blue, The Dark Girl In Blue, The Fair-haired Girl, The Fairhaired Girl, Mary Delaney’s, Stay And Have Another, Stay And Have Another One, Stay Another While, Stay For Another While.
Composed by Ed Reavy. I learnt it from a friend ages ago under the wrong title, and have taught it to some musicians in Sydney in the past few weeks. It’s quite an easy tune to pick up, so now lots of people are playing it here. Hope you enjoy it.
Reminds me of some very well-known tunes, like Maude Miller (in Dmix) and Jenny’s Wedding.
Stay For Another While
Apparently this is considered a piping standard since Seamus Ennis recorded it under the title of Stay For Another While. The liner notes explain that Stay For Another One is an alternative title http://www.taramusic.com/sleevenotes/cd10029.htm. However, Ed Reavy was composing tunes from the 1930s, so that’s plenty of time for a tune to acquire other titles. This one doesn’t seem to be in any earlier sources like O’Neill’s. Henrik Norbeck’s index has it listed as Dark Girl In Blue, but I don’t know where that title comes from originally.
Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn
They recorded the tune as "The Fairhaired Girl." It sounds like a very old tune and I’d be interested to know some sources which say it was composed by Ed Reavy.
Well, Ed Reavy’s book of compositions is a good start.
On his untitled LP recording (early 90s) O’Flynn played this tune after The Old Bush, calling it The Dark Girl Dressed in Blue. The link from its page leads to the slide of the same name, though - a completely different tune.
Stay another While
This is the version I have noted when learning the tune in the late eighties at the Willie Clancy’s Pipes classes, I’m not sure about the source, probably from Tmommy Keane. For sure a piping version!
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