Ask My Father slide

Also known as Ask Me Father, Single Jig.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

Ask My Father has been added to 71 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A2G|:F2D DDD A2G F2D|AAA B2G ABA A2G|F2D DDD A2G F2D|
G2B A2F G2B A2G|F2D DDD A2G F2D|AAA B2G ABA A2G|
F2D DDD A2G F2D|1G2B A2F GGG A2G:|2G2B A2F G3-G2e||
f2d eee f2d cAG|AAA B2G AAA g2e|f2d eee f2d cAF|
G2B A2F G3-G2 e|f2d eee f2d cAG|AAA B2G AAA g2e|
f2e d2e f2 g a2g|1f2d c2A G3-G2e:|2f2d c2A G3 A2G||
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X: 2
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
M: 6/8
|: A2 G |F2 D DED | A2 G F2 D | ABA B2 G | ABA A2 G |
F2 D DED | A2 G F2 D | G2 d cAF | G3 :|
|: G2 e |f2 d d2 e | f2 d cAG | A3 BAG | ABA A2 e |
f2 d d2 e | fed cAF | GAG AGF | G3 :|
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X: 3
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A2G|:F2D D3 A2G F2D|A2A B2G A2A A2G|F2D D3 A2G F2D|
G2B A2F G3 A2G|F2D D3 A2G F2D|A2A B2G A2A A2G|
F2D D3 A2G F2D|1G2B A2F G3 A2G:|2G2B A2F G3-G2g||
|:f2d d2g f2d cAG|A2A A2G A2A A2g|f2d d2g f2d cAF|
G2B A2F G3-G2 g|f2d d2g f2d cAG|A2A A2G A2A A2g|
f2e d2e f2g a2g|1f2d c2A G3-G2g:|2f2d c2A G2B A2G||
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X: 4
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AG|:F2D ~D3 F2D D2F | A2c BAG A3 A2G | F2D ~D3 F2D D2F |1 G2B AGF G3 A2G :|2 G2B AGF G3 F2G |
A2d- d2e f2d cAG |1 A2c BAG A3 F2G | A2d- d2e f2d cAF | G2B AGF G3 F2G :|2 A2c BAG A3 f2g | agf gfe f2d cAF | G2B AGF G3 |
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Six comments

Ask My Father

An old favourite that I haven’t heard at a session for many a year.This setting is from the playing of Dick Gaughan.It’s in 12/8,so I submitted it as a slide,but it’s usually played fairly slowly,more like a hornpipe.Nadolig Llawen!

This wasn’t in here?! LOL — the name of our band, and we play it with … geez, what do we play it with? One of the John Brady’s, maybe?

Ask My Father

I was surpised that it wasn’t in here too.

I think this might be related to Old Hag You Have Killed Me.

“Ask My Father” ~ single jig ~ Willie Clancy

X: 2
T: Ask My Father
S: Willie Clancy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: single jig
K: Gmaj
|: A2 G |\
F2 D DED | A2 G F2 D | ABA B2 G | ABA A2 G |
F2 D DED | A2 G F2 D | G2 d cAF | G3 :|
|: G2 e |\
f2 d d2 e | f2 d cAG | A3 BAG | ABA A2 e |
f2 d d2 e | fed cAF | GAG AGF | G3 :|

Ask My Father

This tune in its usual setting comes from the piping of Seamus Ennis, who would always play it in conjunction with Pat Ward’s. Ward was a piping colleague of Ennis’s father James; another of these old pipers was Billy Andrews, who recorded the setting of X:4 on a 78. Ennis’s tunes are still popular with pipers who want to trot out a single jig or two. I’ve always played Andrews’s setting myself, it’s a nice change from the norm.