A Tailor I Am jig

Also known as Paddy Cronin’s.

There are 31 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Earl’s Chair (a few times), The Mountain Road (a few times), Toss The Feathers (a few times).

A Tailor I Am has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|BGB dBB|GBA G2B|dcB c2d|ecA Adc|
BGB dBB|GBA G2B|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
|:d|dBd g2a|bfa g2e|dcB c2d|ecA A2a|
afd g2a|bfa g2e|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
ABC
X: 2
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|~B3 dBA|GBA G2B|dcB c2d|ecA Adc|
BAB dBA|GBA G2B|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
|:d|dBd g2a|bga g2e|dcB c2d|ecA A2 3(e/f/g) |
afd g2a|bga g2e|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
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Six comments

Paddy Cronin’s Jig

This is a very basic version of the tune learned from the fiddle playing of Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdagg87Qxn0


As he comments in the clip, he doesn’t have a name for this jig but learned from the playing of Paddy Cronin, hence the title. If you happen to know a more imaginative title of this tune, please inform me.

I was just about to post this and, lo and behold…

Thanks for beating me to the punch on this one, slainte. The tune shows up on Paudie O’Connor & John O’Brien’s CD, "Wind & Reeds". They also credit the tune to Paddy Cronin (one of my all-time FAVORITE fiddlers, by the way) under the title "A Tailor I Am". So there you go. When I get a second, I’ll post their more detailed setting of the tune as an ABC in this comments section. It’s quite lovely!

Thanks Jay for the correct title of this tune. Hope you can find time to transcribe O’Connor & O’Brien version of it.

Tell Her I Am

Martin Wynne once told me that the "correct" name for "Tell Her I Am" was "A Tailor I Am." I’m not sure if that was something he recalled from his own local tradition or if he had come across the "Tailor" title in some old collection. The two tunes don’t seem to be related otherwise. .

This tune appears as on…

…"Na Fir Bolg" by Jack Talty and Cormac Begley, where they state it comes from the playing of Paddy Cronin, after whom they name it.

There’s a ‘A Tailor I Am’ on page 134 of "Tunes of the Munster Pipers" but t’ain’t this ‘un.

David

The setting from Jack Talty

The setting from Jack Talty and Cormac Begley on ‘Na Fir Bolg’ is slightly different:

X: 1
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|~B3 dBA|GBA G2B|dcB c2d|ecA Adc|
BAB dBA|GBA G2B|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
|:d|dBd g2a|bga g2e|dcB c2d|ecA A2 3(e/f/g) |
afd g2a|bga g2e|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|