The Gatehouse Maid reel

Also known as Gate House Maid.

There are 44 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Gatehouse Maid appears in 4 other tune collections.

The Gatehouse Maid has been added to 29 tune sets.

The Gatehouse Maid has been added to 215 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|A/A/A Bd edBA|GG/G/ GA GEDB|A/A/A Bd edBd|e/f/g dB c/B/A BG|
|A/A/A Bd edBA|GG/G/ GA GEDB|A/A/A Bd edBd|e/f/g dB c/B/A A2|
|a/a/a ea agef|g/f/g dg egdg|a/a/a ea b/a/g ab| gedB BAAz|
|~a2 ab agef|fg g/g/a gdeg|dega bgab|gedB BA{B}Az||
2
X: 2
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2Bd edBA|GBAG GEDG|A2Bd edBd|efdB BAGB:|
^gaea agea|g/a/gdg egdg|^gaea agab|gedB BAab|
c'abg aged|gbaf gzge|dega bgag|egde BedB|
3
X: 3
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|A2(3Bcd edBA|~G3A GEDB|A2(3Bcd ed(3Bcd|1 efdB {c}BABG:|2 efdB {c}BAAz||
|~a2ea {b}agef|~g2dg ~g2dg|~a2ea {b}agab| gedB {c}BAAz|
|~a3 b agef|~g3a ~g3e|dega (3bag ab|gedB {c}BABG||
4
X: 4
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BG EFGE|FDFA dAFD|G2 BG EFGA|BGAF GEEF|
G2 BG EFGE|FDFA dAFD|G2 BG EFGA|BGAF GE E2:||
|:ge e2 Bege|fddc dfaf|eB B2 efge|afdf e3d|
eB B2 efge |fefg afdf|g3e f3d|egfd Be e2:||
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|A2B/c/d edBA|~G3A GEDB|A2B/c/d edB/c/d|1 egdB {c}BABG:|2 efdB {c}BAA2||
|~a2ea {b}agef|~g2dg ~g2dg|~a2ea {b}agab| gedB {c}BAA2|
|~a3 b agef|~g3a g2ge|dega b/a/g ab|gedB {c}BAA2||
6
X: 6
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2Bd edBA|GBAG GEDG|A2Bd edBd|efdB BAGB:|
^gaea agea|g/a/gdg egdg|^gaea agab|gedB BAab|
c'abg aged|gbaf gzge|dega bgag|egde BedB|
7
X: 7
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A2(3Bcd edBA|G3A GEDB|A2(3Bcd ed (3Bcd|egdB BAAG|
A2(3Bcd edBA|G3A GEDB|A2(3Bcd edBd|egdB BA A2||
|:a2ea agef|g2dg g2dg|a2ea agab| gedB BA A2|
|a3 b agef|g3a gedB|dega bgaf|gedB BAAG||
# Added by JACKB .

Eighteen comments

Planxty set

Another great tune that Planxty play in a set with The Lady on the Island, which was submitted recently by Josh Kane . Don’t know if the key signature I submitted is correct, not being an expert on modes! Maybe someone can correct this.

All the hairy chest

Con

Wrong name

You may have noticed I got the name of the tune wrong initially, as I thought it was "Lucky in Love". Oops

Con

Gatehouse maid

Quite often played following "Down The Broom", a pairing which may originate from Sligo.

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Dave

In answer to your question, no; it was meant to represent a cut from the B# to the B. I’m still a bit of a novice with this ABC melarkey and I was worried about the note being shorter which would cause an error and force me to use rests - I’m too lazy at the mo’! By the way, great session yesterday! I wish I hadn’t downed those Duvels before we even got started. See you next week.

Con

Nonexistent note

But… there’s no such note as B#. Did you mean C?

Oops!!

Duh!!!!!!!

For an accordion player that has to be a beaut! The only excuse I have is that my mind is on other things… I should be concentrating on the "Active Directory" course I’m (supposed to be) teaching! Cheers Jeremy. Meanwhile, "Taxi for Con

I too had the names of these tunes mixed up for years because of that error on the slieve

Posted .

The Gatehouse Maid - as played by Harry Bradley

T:Gatehouse Maid, the
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Harry Bradley
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:ADor
A2Bd edBA|GBAG GEDG|A2Bd edBd|efdB BAGB:|
^gaea agea|g/a/gdg egdg|^gaea agab|gedB BAab|
c’abg aged|gbaf gzge|dega bgag|egde BedB|

Big tune in Chicago; the old timers like to pair it up with "Down the Broom" as a set. "They go together" is what they’ll tell you if you ask, and that’s good enough for me.

I love the version on Eoin O Neill’s "In session"

Planxty After the Break version

This is pretty close to Planxty’s version:

X: 1
T: Gatehouse Maid, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
D: Planxty, After the Break
|A2(3Bcd edBA|~G3A GEDB|A2(3Bcd ed(3Bcd|1 efdB {c}BABG:|2 efdB {c}BAAz||
|~a2ea {b}agef|~g2dg ~g2dg|~a2ea {b}agab| gedB {c}BAAz|
|~a3 b agef|~g3a ~g3e|dega (3bag ab|gedB {c}BABG||

Another version

X: 1
T: Gatehouse Maid, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BG EFGE|FDFA dAFD|G2 BG EFGA|BGAF GEEF|
G2 BG EFGE|FDFA dAFD|G2 BG EFGA|BGAF GE E2:||
|:ge e2 Bege|fddc dfaf|eB B2 efge|afdf e3d|
eB B2 efge |fefg afdf|g3e f3d|egfd Be e2:||

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The Gatehouse Maid, X:5

Similar to an above version, but changing out triplets (which isn’t really how you’d play it in a reel) with "sixteenth-sixteenth-eighth" patterns. Mostly based on listening to the Planxty version.

Re: The Gatehouse Maid

Also a great favourite if the Kilfenora band when played with the holy land and the rainy day