Black Rosie jig

Also known as Paddy’s Farewell.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Black Rosie has been added to 2 tune sets.

Black Rosie has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Black Rosie
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B/c/|dBG efg|dBG AFD|GFG Bge|dBG ABc|
dBG efg|dBG AFD|EGe dBG|AGF G2:|
|:e/f/|gdg fed|e/f/ge dBG|gfg dBG|EFG ABc|
def gfg|ece dBG|EGe dBG|AGF G2:|

Six comments

Black Rosie

From ‘The Keegan Tunes, Vol. 2’-

The second of a set of jigs, following the recently submitted ‘The Straw Rope’. From her book, “(Black Rosie)…was a little old lady that I met when I came to live in this area first. I always remember her warm welcome to us as her nearest neighbors and her genuine interest in the schooling and other activities of the young people.”


Is that first triplet in the B part supposed to be played in that octave or higher?


Do you mean the first three notes after the lead-in at the start of the B-part. Sounds like that should be an octave higher alright. I know that’s three notes but not exactly what I would call a triplet.


Yeah, that should be ‘gdg’. I’ve made the change in the ABC’s. Don’t know if we can get that to reflect in the sheet…?


I am a big fan of Josephine’s but just came across this in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection under the name ‘Paddy’s Farewell to America’ attributed to Tom Doyle.

I don’t see anything here that says she claims to have written it. I have one volume of her tunebook, and it’s a mix of her tunes, traditional tunes, and tunes by other composers.