I Have No Money reel

Also known as Miss Hamilton’s, Taim Gan Airgead.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Jessica’s (a few times), Tear The Calico (a few times).

I Have No Money has been added to 76 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE | FAdB A2 AG | FAdA F~E3 | FAdB ABdf | afeg fddA |
| FAdB A2 AG | FAdA F~E3 | FAdB ABdf | afeg fddf ||
| afef ~d3f | afeg fBBf | afef d2 dB | ABAG FDDf |
| afef ~d3f | afeg fBBf | ~a3f efdB | ABAG FDDE ||
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X: 2
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
| FAdB A2{B}AG | FAdA FEEG | FAdB A2Af |1 afeg fddA: |2 afeg fddf ||
| afef d2df | afeg fBBf | afef dedB | A2{B}AG FDDf |
| afef d2df | afeg fBBf | a2af edBd | A2{B}AG FAdA ||
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X: 3
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB|:AFdB ~A3B|AFdA FE~E2|AFdB Ad (3efg|afeg fdeB:|2 afeg fddf||
|:afef d2 (3efg|afed (3efg bg|afef defe|1 dBAG Feed:|2 dBAG FD~D2||
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X: 4
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3FGA dB ~A3G | (3FGA dA FEEG | (3FGA dB ~A3f | afeg fedG |
(3FGA dB ~A3G | (3FGA dA FEEG | FAdB ~A3f |1 afeg fdd2 :|2 afeg fedf |
|:afef dfaf | afeg fbbf | afef dcdB | (3AcA GA FADf |
afef dcdf | afeg fbbf | af (3gfe fdBd | A2AG FAD2 :|
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X: 5
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FAdB A3G | FAdA FE E2 | FAdB ABdf | afeg fddA |
| FAdB A3G | FAdA FE E2 | FAdB ABdf | afeg fddf ||
|: afef dcdf | afeg fB B2 | afef dcdB | ABAG FDDf |
| afef dcdf | afeg fB B2 | afge dedB | ABAG FDDE ||
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Four comments

I Have No Money

This is a fairly common session tune, though many of the players I’ve heard knock it out don’t know a name for it. Most who do have a name call it I Have No Money, but Alan Ng’s web site also gives Miss Hamilton as an alternate title. I’ll stick with the lack of money, cuz I like the contrast with the kick-up-your-heels, giddy melody line.

In the A part, on whistle or flute, I’d roll the long A in the 1st and 5th bars. On fiddle, I’ll do any of the following:
| FAdB ABAG |
| FAdB ~A3G | (an open string roll)
| FAdB (3AAA AG | (bowed triplet)
| FAdB (3ABA AG | (slurred triplet)
| FAdB [A2A2] AG | (doublestop with the 4th finger, 3rd string A and open A string)

In the B part, I sometimes play high b’s in the 6th bar:
| afeg fbbf |

Usually played as a single reel, that is, ABAB.

Posted .

T:I Have No Money
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Traditional Irish Music From Doolin Co. Clare by Terry Bingham
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:D
| FAdB A2{B}AG | FAdA FEEG | FAdB A2Af |1 afeg fddA: |2 afeg fddf ||
| afef d2df | afeg fBBf | afef dedB | A2{B}AG FDDf |
| afef d2df | afeg fBBf | a2af edBd | A2{B}AG FAdA ||

From track 5 of Barry Kerr’s "The Three Sisters":

X: 1
T: I Have No Money
T: Donegal Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
S: Barry Kerr - The Three Sisters
K: Dmaj
dB|:AFdB ~A3B|AFdA FE~E2|AFdB Ad (3efg|afeg fdeB:|2 afeg fddf||
|:afef d2 (3efg|afed (3efg bg|afef defe|1 dBAG Feed:|2 dBAG FD~D2||

This tune is in the Gunn Book (Fermanagh 1865) as ‘Miss Hamilton’s Reel’.
I have always known it as I Have no Money