Magpie Jig

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X:17
T:Magpie Jig
T:Going To Scotland
% NFF Book 2009
S:collected from Joe Yates, Sofala, NSW
S:John Meredith Collection, NLA
Z:arranged by Greg O'Leary
B:J Meredith, R Covell, & P Brown, Folk Songs of Australia Vol 2, UNSW Press, 1987, p193, ISBN 0 86840 018
H:The Yates family had a pet magpie at one point. Joe managed to teach the 
H:whole first part to the tame magpie.
N:There are many historical versions of this tune. The earliest printed 
N:source appears to be:
N:- John Young, "The Second Volume of the Dancing Master 1st Edition", p48, (1710) as "Would You Have a Young Virgin"
N:- John Sutherland, "Aberdeen-shire Pastoral Pipe MS", (c.1785) as “Boys Avoid All Care”.
N:The tune was collected in Australia as:
N: - "Miss Mary Marshall's Favourite", Alexander Laing MS, 1863
N: - “The Old Arrow Inn” Parts C & D from Frank Collins, Goulburn NSW
N: - “Ernie Wells Set Tune” from Ernie Wells 
N: - "Going To Scotland", Harry Schaefer's lancers set, Fig 3, Schaefer MS, Forbes NSW
F:https://tunearch.org/wiki/Would_You_have_a_Young_Virgin
F:https://tunearch.org/wiki/Boys_Avoid_of_All_Care
O:Australia, NSW, Sofala
R:Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
|:FG|"D"ABA ABA|d2A AFG|ABA ABA|"A7"e2A AFG|
"D"ABA ABA|"Bm"d2A e2G|"D"fed "A7"ABc|1"D"d3-d:|2"D"d3-d2f||
"D"fed fed|"A7"e2AA2f|"D"fed fed|"Em"g2ee2f|
"D"fed fed|"G"gfe "A7"a2f|"D"fed "A7"ABc|"D"d2DD2||



Magpie Jig - played by Greg O'Leary

Additional Information

Additional information may be available on the following people or organisations associated with the collection of this tune:
| Greg O'Leary | Joe Yates | John Meredith Collection |