Ships In Full Sail jig

Also known as The Faraway Wedding, Grainne’s, John Naughton’s, Kitty’s Wedding, Paddy The Dandy, Ship In Full Sail, The Ship In Full Sail, The Ship Is In Full Sail, The Ships In Full Sail.

There are 119 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Home Ruler (lots of times), The Plains Of Boyle (a few times), The Rambler (a few times), The Cat In The Corner (a few times), Garrett Barry’s (a few times).

Ships In Full Sail has been added to 495 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Ships In Full Sail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGG BGG|dGG BGG | efg dBG | ABA AGE |
DGG BGG|dGG BGG | efg dBG | ABF G3 :||
dgg bgg |aga bge |dgg bgg |a3 age |
dgg bgg |aga bge | efg dBG | ABF G3 :||
d^cd dBd | e3 efg | ded gdB | A3 ABc |
d^cd dBd | e3 efg | efg dBG | ABF G3 :||
ABC
X: 2
T: Ships In Full Sail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DEG BAG | dBG Bcd | ege dBG | AGA BGE |
| DEG BAG | dBG Bcd | ef/g/e dBG |1 AGF G2 E :|2 AGF GBc ||
|: dgg bgg | aga bge | dgg bgg | aba age |
| dgg bgg | aga bgd | ege dBG | AGF GBc :||
|: ~d3 dB/c/d | ede efg | ~d3 dBG | AGA ABc |
| ded dB/c/d | ede efg | dBG AGA |1 BGF GBc :|2 BGF G2 E ||
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ABC
X: 3
T: Ships In Full Sail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
E|DGG BGG|dBG GBd|ege dBG|AGA BGE|
DGG BGG|dBG GBd|ege dBG|AGF G2:|
A|Bdd dBd|egg g2d|edB dBG|AGA BGE|
DGG BGG|dBG GBd|ege dBG|AGF G2:|
ABC
X: 4
T: Ships In Full Sail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c | EAA cAA | eAA cAA | fga ecA | BcB BAF |
EAA cAA |eAA cAA | fga ecA | BcB A2 :|
e | eaa c'aa | baa c'aa | eaa c'aa | bc'b baf |
eaa c'aa | bab c'af |efe ded | cAA A2 :|]
ABC
X: 5
T: Ships In Full Sail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d3 dBG | e3 efg | d3 dBG | A3 ABc |
| d3 dBG | e3 efg | dBG {B}AGA | BGG G3 :|
ABC
X: 6
T: Ships In Full Sail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3{c}BAB|dBG {A}GBd|~e3dBG|~A3{c}BGE|
D3{c}BAB|dBG {A}GBd|~e3dBA|{B}AGF~G2D:|
dg{a}g bg{a}g|aga ~b3|dg{a}g bg{a}g|~a3 age|
d{a}g{f}g b{a}g{f}g|aga bge|~g3 dBG|AGA ~B3|
|:ded {e}dBG|~e3 efg|dBG dBG|~A3AGE|
d3dBG |~e3ecA|ded AGA|BGF ~G2 D:|
ABC
X: 7
T: Ships In Full Sail
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
F |EAA cAA|eAA cAA|fga ecA|Bdc BAF|EAA cAA|eAA cAA|faf ecA |1 dBG A2 :|2 dBG A2f|
|:eaa c'aa | bab c'af | eaa c'aa | b3 baf | eaa c'aa | bab c'ae | fga ecA |1 dBG A2 f :|2 dBG Acd|
|:e2f ecA | fef a2f | eaf ecA | B3 Bcd | e2f ecA | fef a2f | ecA BAB |1 cAA A2 f :|2 cAA A3 ||
ABC

Fifteen comments

This is a fairly dumbed down setting of what I play. The third part isn’t always played & sometimes is played differently.

Played in A by Brian Conway on his album ‘First through the Gate’, but he calls it ‘Kitty’s Wedding’.

Ship in Full Sail

Here’s another setting, with a more rolling approach to the melody line that works well on flute or fiddle.

X: 1
T: Ship in Full Sail
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: G
|: DEG BAG | dBG Bcd | ege dBG | AGA BGE |
| DEG BAG | dBG Bcd | ef/g/e dBG |1 AGF G2 E :|2 AGF GBc ||
|: dgg bgg | aga bge | dgg bgg | aba age |
| dgg bgg | aga bgd | ege dBG | AGF GBc :||
|: ~d3 dB/c/d | ede efg | ~d3 dBG | AGA ABc |
| ded dB/c/d | ede efg | dBG AGA |1 BGF GBc :|2 BGF G2 E ||

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Ships in Full Sail

Mary MacNamara recorded a slightly unusual but very lovely version of this tune, which originally comes from another Clare concertina player, John Naughton. Here is my interpretation of her version.

K: G
E|DGG BGG|dBG GBd|ege dBG|AGA BGE|
DGG BGG|dBG GBd|ege dBG|AGF G2:|
A|Bdd dBd|egg g2d|edB dBG|AGA BGE|
DGG BGG|dBG GBd|ege dBG|AGF G2:|

Funky Ceili

For those who listen to Black 47, this is the jig that’s played all the way through their song Funky Ceili.

John Naughton

The unusual version that slainte posted was also recorded by Martin Hayes on his "Live on Seattle" CD though may differ slightly. Also, on Lucy Farr’s Heart and Home CD, she plays that unusual version, ableit adapted slightly differently but still echoing many phrases. She calls it John Naughton’s. I wonder was there a source of this version before John Naughton.

My transcription above is merely my interpretation of the East Clare version and not exactly the same as the one recorded by M MacNamara and M Hayes.

Yes, I wouldn’t expect it to be bang on note for note as the tune changes as soon as it goes into a new ear and out of their instrument. But I can still identify the version.

Ships in Full Sail

I think "Dublin Jig" - recorded by Jimmy Shand in 1935 - is a version of "Ships in Full Sail":

X:204
T:Dublin Jig
D:Jimmy Shand 78: Beltona M465
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:A
c | EAA cAA | eAA cAA | fga ecA | BcB BAF |
EAA cAA |eAA cAA | fga ecA | BcB A2 :|
e | eaa c’aa | baa c’aa | eaa c’aa | bc’b baf |
eaa c’aa | bab c’af |efe ded | cAA A2 :|]

Recently found lyrics to this tune

I just found out about some lyrics for this tune. I’m in the process of trying them out.. stay tuned.


The bright sun is shining
The blue skies are pining
For want of some clouds or some ornamentation
The heather’s a-blazing
The cows are a-grazing
Sitting in the hills over Loughlintown Bay.

They’re out on the ocean
The ships are in motion
From Killybegs harbour right down to Kinsale.
Down in the harbour
The crowds they have gathered
To watch the wind blowing the ships in full sail.

Parts

Anybody know much the 3rd part? I’ve noticed not everybody plays it.

Sean McComiskey Third Part

Here’s the third part as we have it in our session, from Sean McComiskey (although I don’t know if this is original with him or not):

|:d3 dBG | e3 efg | d3 dBG | A3 ABc |
| d3 dBG | e3 efg | dBG {B}AGA | BGG G3 :|

Ships In Full Sail [key Of A, Brian Conway’s Setting]

First heard Brian play this lovely tune in concert (he used it to follow Cherish the Ladies in a set).