John Naughton’s jig

Also known as The House On The Hill, Jug Of Brown Ale, The Jug Of Brown Ale, Old Man Dillon.

There are 83 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Rose In The Heather (lots of times), The Cat In The Corner (a few times), Cucanandy (a few times), King Of The Pipers (a few times), Larry’s Favourite (a few times).

John Naughton's has been added to 81 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: John Naughton's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:G|EAA ABd|ege dBA|BGG GBG|GBA GED|
EAA ABd|efg a2a|age dBd|eAA A2:|
a|gef g2a|gef gdc|BGG GBG|GBA GED|
gef g2a|gef ged|^c2A ABc|dfe d2a|
gef g2a|gef gdc|BGG GBG|GBA GED|
EAA ABd|efg a2a|age dBd|eAA A3|
ABC
X: 2
T: John Naughton's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EAA ABd|edB cBA|BGG DGG|Bdc BAG|
EAA ABd|ede a2g|edc Bcd|1e2A BAG:|2eab ~a3|
gef g2a|gef gdc|BGG DGG|Bdc BAG|
gef g2a|gef ged|edc Bcd|eab ~a3|
gef g2a|gef gdc|BGG DGG|Bdc BAG|
EAA ABd|ede a2g|edc Bcd|e2A BAG|
ABC
X: 3
T: John Naughton's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
DGG GAc|dfd cAG|AFF FAF|FAG FDC|
DGG GAc|def g2g|gfd cAc|1 dGG G2F:|2 dGG G2g||
|:fde f2g|fde fcB|AFF FAF|FAG FDC|
1 fde f2g|fde fdc|=B2G GAB|ced c2f :|
2 DGG GAc|def g2g|gfd cAc|dGG G2F||
ABC
X: 4
T: John Naughton's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
D | EAG ABd | edB c2A | BGG dGG | (3Bcd B BAG |
EAG ABd | ede a2g | edc Bcd |1 ecA A2G :|2 ecA A2f ||
gef g2a | gef g2d | BGG dGG | (3Bcd B BAG |
|1 gef g2a | gef ~g3 | edc Bcd | ecA A2f :|
|2 EAG ABd | ede a2g | edc Bcd | ecA A2G ||
ABC

Ten comments

Source: "The Lonesome Touch" by Martin Hayes
Transcription: g.m.p.

You beat me to the punch!

I had just finished transcribing The Jug of Brown Ale from Kevin Crawford’s D Flute Album and ran an advanced search only to find that you had already posted it today under a different title! Well here’s my transcription, since it is slightly different:

X: 1
T: Jug of Brown Ale
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
EAA ABd|edB cBA|BGG DGG|Bdc BAG|
EAA ABd|ede a2g|edc Bcd|1e2A BAG:|2eab ~a3|
gef g2a|gef gdc|BGG DGG|Bdc BAG|
gef g2a|gef ged|edc Bcd|eab ~a3|
gef g2a|gef gdc|BGG DGG|Bdc BAG|
EAA ABd|ede a2g|edc Bcd|e2A BAG|

G dorian

…is what it’s in on the Lonesome Touch.

Hmm, on second thoughts Martin Hayes’ setting is quite different, particularly in bars 7 & 8 of the B-part, and plays a lot differently if you keep it in G dorian.

Sure enough, Fiddler’s Companion says that John Naughton’s is a Clare version of Old Man Dillon in Gdor:

X: 1
T: John Naughton’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
S: Martin Hayes: The Lonesome Touch
K:GDor
DGG GAc|dfd cAG|AFF FAF|FAG FDC|
DGG GAc|def g2g|gfd cAc|1 dGG G2F:|2 dGG G2g||
|:fde f2g|fde fcB|AFF FAF|FAG FDC|
1 fde f2g|fde fdc|=B2G GAB|ced c2f :|
2 DGG GAc|def g2g|gfd cAc|dGG G2F||

Also on Mary MacNamara’s solo album as John Naughton’s. Hayes’ version is probably almost the same as MacNamara’s because they had been playing together for long. Clare musicians love odd keys, you know.

John Naughton

His biography can be found at Bernard Parkin’s "the East Clare Musicians Website": http://claremusic.tripod.com There’s a nice sound clip of this jig played by Naugton himself.

“The Mug of Brown Ale”

This tune is played by Bríd O’Donohue on the RTÉ CD Ceol agus Foinn - Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy. It is listed as The Mug of Brown Ale, although it is clearly not the tune commonly known by that name. The below is more or less how I heard it, albeit a bare-bones version without any of Bríd’s lovely ornamentation/phrasing notated. She plays it on an Eb whistle, so I have written it down as if she was playing a D whistle.

X: 1
T: The Mug of Brown Ale
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
D | EAG ABd | edB c2A | BGG dGG | (3Bcd B BAG |
EAG ABd | ede a2g | edc Bcd | ecA A2G :|
gef g2a | gef g2d | BGG dGG | (3Bcd B BAG |
gef g2a | gef g3 | edc Bcd | ecA A2f |
gef g2a | gef g2d | BGG dGG | (3Bcd B BAG |
EAG ABd | ede a2g | edc Bcd | ecA A2G |