Mrs Martin’s slide

Also known as She Hasn’t The Thing She Thought She Had.

Mrs Martin's has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Mrs Martin's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 A D2 d BdB A3|F2 A D2 F E3 E3|
F2 A D2 d BdB A3|F2 A E2 F D3 D3:|
f2 e d2 A BdB A3|f2 e d2 f e3 e3|
f2 e d2 A BdB A3|F2 A E2 F D3 D3:|
# Added by deeor .

Seven comments

Mrs Martin’s Slide

This tune was discovered in Mrs Martin’s papers by her son Dr Donald Martin of Killybegs. It isn’t clear whether she had composed it or transcribed it, although the latter is more likely.

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This is a lovely version of a well known slide, but it may take awhile for my memory to make the necessary connections… Maybe someone else will get there before me but I’ll do some searching…

Mrs Martin’s Slide

Thanks C. Before posting I did a search but nothing came up.
How does one get rid of the duplicate posting now that you have added this material to your original post?

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Mrs. Martin

Jeremy will catch it…

Nice to have a lovely version from someone’s notebook… If you have any more to add about the source, please do. I like the personal stories that come with music and dance… Thanks for adding another choice, and a lovely one…

Single jigs (slides) were not uncommon in the repertoire of the North, Ulster, or so it seems from the folks I had the pleasure of talking to and sharing time with… They were played for different types of dances, from couple dances to country dances and figures for the sets of quadrilles…

Mrs Martin’s Slide

I have a few more from the same source - mostly Gan Anim but I’ll bet somebody here will recognise them.

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