Sheet Music: Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow

TitlePretty Girl Milking Her Cow
Alternate titlesPretty Maid Milking the Cow
The Banks of Sulan
Cailin Deas Crúite na mBó
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
RangeE4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo40 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-09-26
Last updated2018-09-26
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Categories
Ballads, Celtic Music, Slow airs, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 26 September 2018

Tune of the Day: Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow

Traditional Irish air

“Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow” (Cailin Deas Crúite na mBó in the Irish language) is a traditional 18th-century Irish ballad. The song was originally sung in Irish Gaelic, but there is also an English version, attributed to Thomas Moore. It was popular through the early 20th century, and enjoyed a revival when an updated swing version sung by Irish-American singer/actress Judy Garland was featured in the 1940 film Little Nellie Kelly. It remained a popular number for Garland throughout her career.