The Dead Piper jig

Also known as Finbarr Dwyer’s.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Dead Piper has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Dead Piper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d | BGB dBG | cGg dBG | DGB dBG | cAF dAF |
PG2 B dBg | ecg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
BGB ~d3 | edc dBG | BGB dBG |AFA DFA |
GBB dBg | ecg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA GBd ||
Mg2 e fed | Mg2 e dBG | Mg2 e fed | edB ABd |
bag agf | gdg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA GBd ||
Mg2 e fed | Mg2 e dBG | Mg2 e fed | edB ABd |
gfg agf | gfg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Dead Piper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BGB dBG | cGg dBG | BGB dBG | (3^GAB A A=GA |
BGB ~d3 | ~c3 dBG | BGB dBA | GDB, G,3 ||
BGB dBG | cGg dBG | BGB ~d3 | cAF dAF |
GBB dBg | eGg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
Mg2 e fed | Mg2 e dBG | gag (3fga f | gdB ABd |
gdg fdf | gdg dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
Mg2 e fed | Mg2 e dBG | gag (3fga f | gdB ABd |
bag Ma2 f | gfe dBG | BGB dBA | GFA G3 ||
ABC

Two comments

The Dead Piper

Another one from Finbarr Dwyer’s ‘Star of Ireland’ album. I don’t know if he wrote it - I can’t find a reference to it anywhere else.

I’ve transcribed it in full, as there are so many little variations throughout.

The second setting is a transcription of how he plays it the second time through.