Will You Come Down To Limerick slip jig

Also known as Follow Me Down To Limerick, Kitty Come Down From Limerick, Kitty Come Down To Limerick, Kitty, Come Down To Limerick, Munster Gimlet, Plumkum, Will You Come Down To Limerick?.

There are 39 recordings of a tune by this name.

Will You Come Down To Limerick has been added to 106 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:cAG GAG GBd|cAG GAB cAd|cAG GAG GAG|1cAA fed cAd:|2cAA fed cAG||
ddg gbf g2f|ddg gfg abc'|bag afa gfd|1cAA fed cAG:|2cAA fed cAd||
ABC
X: 2
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:cAG GAG GBd|cAG GAB cAd|cAG GAG GAG|1cAA fed cAd:|2cAA fed cAG||
ddg gbf g2f|ddg gfg abc'|bag afa gfd|1cAA fed cAG:|2cAA fed cAd||
ABC
X: 3
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:cAG GDG GBd|cAG G/E/F/G Add|cAG GDG G2 A|1 FGA =fed cAd:|2 FGA =fed cA^F||
|:def gaf ~g3|def gbg afd|1 cde =fge f2 d|cde =fed cA^F:|2 bag agf g2 d|cde =fed cA^F||
|BGB AGF G2 A| ~B3 GBd cBA|1 ~B3 AGF G2 A|FGA =fed cA^F:|2 ~f3 ed^c d2 A|FGA fed cAd||
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ABC
X: 4
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
|:d|cAG GDG GGd|cAG GDE FFd|cAG GDG GAG|1 FGA fed cA :|2 FGA fed cA |]
[|A|de^f gaf ~g3|de^f gag fed|cde fge ~f3|cde fed cA^F|
de^f gaf ~g3|de^f gag fga|bgg ag^f g2e|fed cAG ^FGA|]
|:B2d cA^F ~G3|~B3 GBd cBA|BDD ADD ~G3|1 ^FGA =fed cAG:|2 ^FGA =fed cAd|]
ABC
X: 5
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
cAG ~G2d ~G2d | cAG ~G2d cAd|cAG ~G2d ~G2d |1 B/c/de ~f2d cAd :|2 B/c/de ~f2d cAG ||
|: d2g gaf ~g2f | dgg gfg abc' | bag agf gfd |1cAA ~f2d cAG :|2cAA ~f2d cAd ||
ABC

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Will You Come Down To Limerick (slip jig)

d|:cAG GAG GBd|cAG GAB cAd|cAG GAG GAG|1cAA fed cAd:|2cAA fed cAG||
ddg gbf g2f|ddg gfg abc’|bag afa gfd|1cAA fed cAG:|2cAA fed cAd||

Will You Come Down To Limerick (slip jig)

Source: Tommy McCarthy - "Sporting Nell"
Transcription: g.m.p.

Also recorded by the Dubliners. Great slip jig.

Also recorded by the Dubliners. Great slip jig. There are versions with several parts — check out the ABC tune finder

Will You Come Down to Limerick

I know this as a three part tune, with some of the Fs played as naturals. I don’t remember where I learned this, though it bears some resemblence to the setting in Krassen’s O’Neill’s.

X: 1
T: Will You Come Down to Limerick
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: G
d|:cAG GDG GBd|cAG G/E/F/G Add|cAG GDG G2 A|1 FGA =fed cAd:|2 FGA =fed cA^F||
|:def gaf ~g3|def gbg afd|1 cde =fge f2 d|cde =fed cA^F:|2 bag agf g2 d|cde =fed cA^F||
|BGB AGF G2 A| ~B3 GBd cBA|1 ~B3 AGF G2 A|FGA =fed cA^F:|2 ~f3 ed^c d2 A|FGA fed cAd||

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Tim Collins has a nice version of this (as Kitty Come Down From Limerick" on his CD, "Dancing On Silver," where it comes after "Breathnach’s," a gan ainm tune from the Breandán Breathnach collection, which he plays in A (up from the G in the collection).

Here it is roughly as Martin Hayes plays it on ‘Under the Moon’. He fools around with the timing a bit, which gives it a lovely off-beat feel but which also makes it difficult to transcribe in one metre. To keep it all in one metre I’ve left off the first bar and tagged on a final bridging bar which is a dotted crotchet short. Seemed simpler than moving back and forward between 9/8 and 6/8.

T: Kitty Come Down To Limerick
M: 9/8
Q: 250
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
S:based on Martin Hayes’ version from ‘Under the Moon’.
K: Gmaj
DGG GBd cA=F|cA^F GAG GDE|
=F3 =f2d cA^F|GAG G3 DGG|
GBd cA=F cA^F|GAG GDE=F3|
=f2d cA^F GBd|gaf g3 def|
g3 =fdc AB/c/d| =fge =f3 cde|
=fed cA^F GBd|gaf g3 def|
g3 ^fga bag|age =f3 ^cde|
=fed =cA=F cA^F|GAG G3|

Mistake?

this tune is what I know as Slaibh na mban
so i think theres a mistake with the track names

Wrong tune name on new album

The first tune in Track 14 on NicGaviskey’s new album, Home Away From Home, listed as Jigs: Kitty Come Down to Limerick is not this tune. It is a jig called Hardiman’s Fancy.

Re: Key of tune….

This tune is more commonly known and played in Cmaj, or well Fmaj if you’re a tad handy on the aul banjo.

Sorry…..f*%k

Eh, i posted the above under tthe wrong flippin tune……

Lovely version

Lovely recording of this tune on Catherine McEvoy’s The Home Ruler, paired with Elizabeth Kelly’s. Played on a C flute (so everything is down a step), giving it that spacious, timber-y sound; lovely. This was one of the first tunes I learned, years ago, off of Geraldine Cotter’s Traditional Irish Whistle Tutor (what was I thinking? This is a tricky tune.).

Kitty come down to limerick

i learned this tune from a great fiddle player from Tang near Athlone Geraldine Mclynn

Paddy O’Brien/James Kelly/Daithi Sproule Setting

sans ornamentation
X: 1
T: Kitty Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmajor
d|cAG GDG G2d|DGG GBd cA=F|cAF GAG GDE|=F2F f2d|
|cAG GDG G2d|DGG GBd cA=F|cAF GAG GDE|=F2F f2d cAG|
|GBd gaf g2B|dgg gag =fed|cde =fge f2d|cde =fed cAG|
|GBd gaf g2B|dgg gag fga|bag age =f2d|cde =fed cA=F|cAF GAG G2d|
|DGG GBd cA=F|cAF GAG GDE|=F2F f2d|
|cAG GDG G2d|DGG GBd cA=F|cAF GAG GDE|=F2F f2d cAG|
|GBd gaf g2B|dgg gag =fed|cde =fge f2d|cde =fed cAG|
|GBd gaf g2B|dgg gag fga|bag age =f2d|cde =fed cA=F|cAF GAG G3|

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Barney McKenna Version

This seems fairly close to Barney McKenna’s version - Kitty Come Down From Limerick
I know its not perfect. I’m Fairly sure its more Gmix than Gmaj so I’ve written it that way.
I encourage and will publish good revisions. I’d like this to be a good source. Barney’s version
is by far my favorite - as is/was Barney himself.

The Dubliners- Kitty Come Down From Limerick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6RU76gdTJk


This fellow does a pretty good clone of Barney’s version
Keegan Drohan tenor banjo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBRZWkrpoIQ


Another similar one mostly on accordion.
From The Blarney Folk’s album, "Let Those Irish Brown Eyes Smile at Me, Babe"
Kitty Come Down From Limerick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3XabhT-Zs8


Setting #5

transcribed from "Deadly Buzz" by Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh