Tobin’s Favourite jig

Also known as Gus Tierney’s, Tobin’s, Tobin’s Fancy, Tobin’s Favorite.

There are 41 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Shandon Bells (a few times), The Tar Road To Sligo (a few times), The Atholl Highlanders (a few times), The Humours Of Glendart (a few times), Tom Billy’s (a few times).

Tobin's Favourite has been added to 655 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Tobin's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF|DFA dcd|ecA cde|fdf gfg|ecA GFE|
DFA dcd|ecA cde|(4fgaf gec|edc d:||
d2|dfa agf|(4efge efg|fdf gfg|ecA GFE|
DFA dcd|ecA cde|(4fgaf gec|edc d:||
ABC
X: 2
T: Tobin's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F|DFA dcd|ecA cde|fdf gfg|ecA GFE|
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ABC
X: 3
T: Tobin's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DFA dcd|ecA efg|~f3 gfg|ecA GFE|
|DFA dB/c/d|ecA efg|faf gec|1 edc d2 A:|2 edc d2 e||
|:~f3 fga|efg efg|~f3 ~g3|ecA GFE|
|DFA dcd|ecA efg|f/g/af gec|1 edc d2 e:|2 edc d2 A||
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ABC
X: 4
T: Tobin's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
| DFA dcd | ecA cde | [fd]3 [gB]3 | ecA GFE |
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ABC
X: 5
T: Tobin's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E|D2G GFG|A2G FGA|BAB cBc|A2G FGE|
D2G GFG|A2G FGA|BAB cAF|AGF G2:|
|:c|B2d dcB|ABc ABc|BAB cBc|A2G FGE|
D2G GFG|A2G FGA|BAB cAF|AGF G2:|
K: Dmaj
|:B|A2d dcd|e2d cde|fef gfg|e2d cdB|
A2d dcd|e2d cde|fef gec|edc d2:|
|:g|f2a agf|efg efg|fef gfg|e2d cdB|
A2d dcd|e2d cde|fef gec|edc d2:|
ABC

Nine comments

Tobin’s Fav/Tar Road To Sligo

This one goes nicely before "The Tar Road To Sligo"

This one goes with Father O’Flynn’s as well.It’s easy to mix them if one is not paying attention. ;-)

Phill

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F|DFA dcd|ecA cde|fdf gfg|ecA GFE|

i play the second measure of t hat |ecA efa| , which is what my grandma taught me. the rest of its the same except for every time that second measure pops up in the tune.

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Also widely played as:

X: 1
T: Tobin’s Favourite
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DFA dcd|ecA efg|~f3 gfg|ecA GFE|
|DFA dB/c/d|ecA efg|faf gec|1 edc d2 A:|2 edc d2 e||
|:~f3 fga|efg efg|~f3 ~g3|ecA GFE|
|DFA dcd|ecA efg|f/g/af gec|1 edc d2 e:|2 edc d2 A||

Posted .

Utterly classic in the New England contra repertoire, Tobin’s was among the first three or four jigs I learned when I started back in the seventies. Among the people I learned it from, the third measure of the A part was always played with two exaggerated double-stops:

| DFA dcd | ecA cde | [fd]3 [gB]3 | ecA GFE |

and so on.

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It’s jigs like that that give jigs a bad name! They give you that sort to practice on when you begin. But unfortunately they stick with you ever after!

Michael Sextons CD

In Michael sextons CD, this tune is written in as Gus Tierney’s but is actually Old Man Dillon and not Tobins Favourite

Version #5

The G major version comes from Scottish band Dòchas, transcribed from memory. It can be played on the small pipes in the key of D.