Murphy Delany jig

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Murphy Delany
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GFG GFG | GFG Bcd | GFG GFG | ABG FED |
GFG GFG | GFG Bcd | efg dcB | ABG FED :|
|: Bcd ded | ded dcB | cde efe | efe edc |
Bcd ded | ded def | gfe dcB | ABG FED :|
X: 2
T: Murphy Delany
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GFG GFG GFG B>cd | GFG GFG ABG F>ED |
X: 3
T: Murphy Delany
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D/E/|:G3 G3|GAG Bcd|G2G GFG|EAG FED|
G3 G3|GAG Bcd|ege dcB|ABG FED:|
|:B2d ded|dgd dcB|c2e efe|ege edc|
B2d ded|dgd def|gfe dcB|ABG FED:|]
# Added by Moxhe .

Four comments

Murphy Delany

This is tune from the John Moore manuscript of 1839 (as presented in the Ironbridge Hornpipe, edited by Gordon Ashman, and published by Dragonfly Press, ISBN 1 872277 06 3). The spelling of the title is as presented.

It also seems to work well as a slide thus:

X: 2
T: Murphy Delany
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Gmaj
|: GFG GFG GFG B>cd | GFG GFG ABG F>ED |
GFG GFG GFG B>cd | efg dcB ABG F>ED :|
: B>cd ded ded dcB | c>de efe efe edc |
B>cd ded ded def | g>fe dcB ABG FED :|

Without repeats…

would be my preference for this one.

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Murphy Delany, X:3

This setting appears in O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, vol. 1, 1806, p. 65.

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Re: Murphy Delany

In Cape Breton, this tune is played in B flat major.