Nut Brown Maiden polka

Also known as The Brown Haired Maiden, Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden, Ho Ro, Mo Nighean Dhonn Bhoidheach, Ho-Ro Mo Nighean Donn Bhoidheach, Nighean Donn Bhoidheach, Nighen Donn Bhoideach, The Nut Brown Maiden.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Nut Brown Maiden has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Nut Brown Maiden
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|"D"d>c B A|d2 A d|"D"f>d "Bm"g f|"Em"f e "A"e g|
"D"f<a f<a|"D"A2 d e|"Em"f>f "A"g e|"D"d2 d ||
g|"D"f<a g B|"A"A2 d e|"D"f>d g f|"G"f e "A"e g|
"D"f<a g B|"D"A2 d e|"Em"f>f "A"g e|"D"d2 d |]
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X: 2
T: Nut Brown Maiden
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A/B/|d>c BA|d2 A>B|d>e fg|fe eg|
fa fa|A2 d>e|f2 ge|d2 d:||
g|fa fa|A2 d>e|fd gf|fe eg|
[1fa fa|A2 d>e|f2 ge|d2 d:||
[2fa B<d|A>B d>e|f2 ge|d2 d||

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Nut Brown Maiden - Lyrics

This tune is is also the melody of a song of that name.

Here are the lyrics:

Horo, my nut brown maiden,
Hiri, my nut brown maiden;
Horo, ro, maiden,
For she’s the maid for me.

Chorus
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Her eye so mildly beaming,
Her look so frank and free;
In waking and in dreaming,
Is evermore with me.

Oh Mary, mild-eyed Mary,
By land or on the sea;
Though time and tide may vary,
My heart beats true to thee.

With thy fair face before me,
How sweetly flew the hour;
When all thy beauty o’er me,
Came streaming in its power.

The face with kindness glowing,
The face that hides no guile;
The light grace of thy going,
The witchcraft of thy smile.

And when with blossoms laden,
Bright summer comes again;
I’ll fetch my nut brown maiden,
Down from the bonny glen.

The Brown Haired Maiden

Known here in the Hebrides as The Brown Haired Maiden or (Ho Ro, Mo Nighean Dhonn Bhoideach. Here’s the standard setting.

X: 1
T: The Brown Haired Maiden
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
A/B/|d>c BA|d2 A>B|d>e fg|fe eg|
fa fa|A2 d>e|f2 ge|d2 d:||
g|fa fa|A2 d>e|fd gf|fe eg|
[1fa fa|A2 d>e|f2 ge|d2 d:||
[2fa B<d|A>B d>e|f2 ge|d2 d||