Dever The Dancer slip jig

Also known as Deever The Dancer, Denver The Dancer, Devero The Dancer, The Humours Of Whiskey, Mickey Doherty’s, Paschal’s.

There are 72 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Connie The Soldier (lots of times), Hardiman The Fiddler (lots of times), The Cock And The Hen (a few times), The Fairy (a few times).

Dever The Dancer has been added to 275 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Dever The Dancer
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|BEE BEF G2A|BEE BAG FGA|BEE BEF G2A|Bcd ABG FED:|
|ded cAF G2A|{B}ded def gfe|ded cAF G2A|Bcd ABG FED:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Dever The Dancer
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BEE BEF ~G2A|BEE BAG FGA|BEE BEF ~G2A|Bcd ~A2G FED:|
ded =cAF ~G2D|GBd def gfe|ded =cAF ~G2A|B^cd ~A2G FED:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Dever The Dancer
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: BEE BEF G2 A | BEE BAG FGA | BEE BEF G2 A | Bcd A2 G FED :|
|: ded =cAF G3 | Add def gfe |[1 ded =cAF G2 A | Bcd A2 G FED :|
[2 afd gec d2 A | Bcd ABG FED ||
ABC
X: 4
T: Dever The Dancer
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: BEE BEF G2 A | BEE BAG FGA | BEE BEF G2 A | Bdd ABG FED :|
ded cAF G2 A | Bdd def gfe | deg c/B/AF G2 A | Bdd ABG FED :|
ABC
X: 5
T: Dever The Dancer
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BEE BEF G2A|BEE BEG FGA|BEE BEF G2A|Bcd ABG FED:|
ded dAF G2A|~d3 def gfe|ded dAF G2A|Bcd BAG FED|!
ded dAF G2A|~d3 def gfe|afd ece d2A|Bcd ABG FED||!
ABC

Fourteen comments

Dever the Dancer

I got this tune from fiddler Kevin O’Brien of Boston.

This tune is often paired with "Connie the Soldier," as flutist John McKenna played it that way on his recordings from the late 1920s.

John Harvey

A little Extra

I have taken to playing this tune on top of "Kid on the Mountain" The A parts are amusing together. The B parts are are great together. Just continue with the ‘Kid when you are finished with "Dever the Dancer"

Thanks for posting it John
Mark

Dever the Dancer

I learned this more than 2 years ago, but haven’t played it for long until it popped out of my flute quite recently. It really goes nicely with Taim in Arrears: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/993 The two tune actually have similar 2nd parts.

Last Bar

Is it just me or should the last bar have a C# instead of a Cnat?

To answer my own question, yes some people play it with a C# in the last bar of each part. Here is the version I play which is nearly identical to the Dervish version. Dervish definatly plays it with a C#.

X: 1
T:Dever the Dancer
R:slip jig
M:9/8
K:Edor
BEE BEF ~G2A|BEE BAG FGA|BEE BEF ~G2A|Bcd ~A2G FED:|
ded =cAF ~G2D|GBd def gfe|ded =cAF ~G2A|B^cd ~A2G FED:|

“Dever the Dancer” ~ a rescued duplication

Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on May 10th 2007 by tin_whistler.

X: 1
T: Dever the Dancer
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: E Dorian
|: BEE BEF G2 A | BEE BAG FGA | BEE BEF G2 A | Bcd A2 G FED :|
|: ded =cAF G3 | Add def gfe |[1 ded =cAF G2 A | Bcd A2 G FED :|
[2 afd gec d2 A | Bcd ABG FED ||

This was submitted by tin_whistler with the title "The Humours of Whiskey", but no information as to where they’d acquired the tune or the title… Maybe in the future? :-/

Well… # Posted on May 10th 2007 by tin_whistler:

"I got the title from Na Piobairi Uilleann’s Volume 1 tutor for the pipes. Which, when I first saw that title, I thought it was already taken by another tune, the version heard from the Chieftains 2 album. Such is Irish music… =) And to think, I was so happy to have finally submitted a tune, better do my homework better next time!! =) I guess the ending is different… For what it’s worth. Oops!" ~ tin_whistler

Thankyou…

ceolachuan. I should also probably add that the ABC version I posted, is not exactly the one as given for the Volume 1 tutor for the uilleann pipes by Na Piobairi Uilleann, but a very close simulant. Thanks again,

Nice, just the way some of us like it… A ‘simulant’? ;-)

Goes well with ”the butterfly”

The first part sounds a bit like a double time version of the butterfly and goes well into it, or after it.

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Dever the Dancer

Here it is played by Noel O’Grady, Gary Hastings and Noel Kenny… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQzDFIJp-oU ……first tune.


X: 1
T: Dever the Dancer
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Emin
|: BEE BEF G2 A | BEE BAG FGA | BEE BEF G2 A | Bdd ABG FED :|
ded cAF G2 A | Bdd def gfe | deg c/B/AF G2 A | Bdd ABG FED :|

Dever the Dancer

Here’s the setting I have, from several folks. It has the C#s, of course, but there is a different second ending in the B part:

X:1
T:Dever the Dancer
M:9/8
L:1/8
R:slip jig
K:Edorian
BEE BEF G2A|BEE BEG FGA|BEE BEF G2A|Bcd ABG FED:|
ded dAF G2A|~d3 def gfe|ded dAF G2A|Bcd BAG FED|!
ded dAF G2A|~d3 def gfe|afd ece d2A|Bcd ABG FED||!

Dever the Dancer/Mickey Doherty’s

There’s a Donegal variant of this tune on Vincent Campbell’s "The Purple Heather" album. On that album the tune is titled, "Mickey Doherty’s." There are snaps in the A section, and the endings are different. I’ll post the tune sometime in the future.