The Fair Maidens


                      The Fair Maidens

                                      Traditional Irish tune
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: G

Hornpipe


E--||-------------|--------------------------|
A--||*--4:--------|-----------0--2-----2--5--|
D--||*--4:--0-----|--5--0--5--------5--------|
G--||-------------|--------------------------|
            |        |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--3--2--0-----------------|--------------0-----------|
|-----------5--3--2--0-----|--0--2--3--5-----3--0-----|
|-----------------------5--|-----------------------5--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------0-----------------|-----------0--2-----2--5--|
|--4--5-----4--0-----2--4--|--5--0--5--------5--------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |     |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--3--2--0-----------------|--------------0-----------|
|-----------5--3--2--0-----|--0--2--3--5-----3--0-----|
|-----------------------5--|-----------------------4--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|---------------------||
|--------------------*||
|--5-----5--5--5-----*||
|---------------------||
   |     |__|  |


||---------|--------------------------|
||*--------|--0-----------0-----------|
||*--4--5--|-----0--4--0-----0--4--0--|
||---------|--------------------------|
     |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--3--0--2-----0--------0--|--2-----------2-----------|
|-----------5--------5-----|-----0--5--0-----0--5--0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |     |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--5--2--3--0--2-----0-----|-----------0--2-----2--5--|
|--------------------------|--5--0--5--------5--------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |     |        |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--3--2--0-----------------|--------------0-----------|
|-----------5--3--2--0-----|--0--2--3--5-----3--0-----|
|-----------------------5--|-----------------------4--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|---------------------||
|--------------------*||
|--5-----5--5--5-----*||
|---------------------||
   |     |__|  |

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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||------|| Repeat         ----------
||*----*||                -4:------- Time
||*----*||                -4:------- Signature
||------||                ----------

The second part will probably take a bit of practice to get down right. At least that's where I keep tripping up.

I found this tune in standard notation as number 857 in Francis O'Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland, ed. Francis O'Neill, arr. James O'Neill (Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1907) 148. The tune is in the public domain in the United States.

Transcription to tablature for mandolin is my own original work, as is formatting for the World Wide Web. The copyright statement below applies to my work (including comments) and not to the tune itself.


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