Patsy Geary’s jig

Also known as Micin Callaghan’s, Mickey Callaghan’s, Mickey O’Callaghan’s, Sweet Biddy Daly, The Yellow Rose Of Texas.

There are 49 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Coleman’s Cross (a few times), Galician (a few times), Hundred Pipers (a few times), The Maid In The Meadow (a few times).

Patsy Geary's has been added to 221 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Patsy Geary's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|:F2 A AFA|B=cB A2 G|F2 A d2 e|~f3 fef|
|~g3 fgf|efe d2 B|1ABA AFD|~E3 EAG:|2 ABA efe|~d3 d2 e||
|:f2 e f2 e|f2 e fga|ABA BAF|ABA ABd|efe efe|
|efe dfa|baf afe|1 ~d3 d2 e:|2 ~d3 d2 A||
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ABC
X: 2
T: Patsy Geary's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AB2 BcA |BGE G2D | GAG GBd | ecA ABc |
ABB BcA |BGE G2A | Bcd ecA |GED D(3EFG||
|:A3 ABA | GED D3 | E^DE EcA | GED DEG |
A3 ABA | GED D3 | Bcd ecA | GED D3 ||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 3
T: Patsy Geary's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAA dAA|FAA BAG|FGA def|~f3 fef|gAA fAA|eAA dBA|ABd f2e|~d3 d2 e
ABC
X: 4
T: Patsy Geary's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F2 A AFA|BBB A2 G|F2 A d2 e|f3 fef|
g2g fgf|efe d2 B|1A2A AFD|~E3 EDE:|2 ABA efe|d3 d2 e||
|:f2 e f2 e|f2 e fga|A2A BAF|A2A ABd|
e2d e2d|e2d efa|baf afe|1 d3 d2e:|2 d3 d2A||
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Fourteen comments

Patsy Geary’s

We had a request for this tune, so here ‘tis.

I transcribed it in 6/8 as a single jig, though it certainly fits well into the long phrasing of a slide.

I knew this tune years ago but quit playing it because the second half didn’t stir me at all. I recall doing turns on those fs in the first two bars of Part B, or playing them: |f2 e ~f3|fge fga| and also |f2 e def|fge fga|.

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Patsy geary

this is the yellow rose of texas the late lamented micho russel played to me 10 years ago

Patsy Geary’s - The Yellow Rose of Texas?!?

Well how about that? I just learned this one via osmosis, too much listening to The Bothy Band. I hope on here just out of curiosity, and…The Yellow Rose of Texas, what a riot.

Fits perfectly too on the A part:

"There’s a yellow rose in Texas, that I am going down to see,
No other fellow loves her, as half as much as me.
She cried so when I left her, it nearly broke my heart
And if I ever find her, we never more will part."

Hey, you’re in Florida, and, I take it, in the deep, deep South ~ Texas is a completely other state of mind. ;-)

Mick O’Briens Version

X: 1
T: Patsy Geary’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|:AB2 BcA |BGE G2D | GAG GBd | ecA ABc |
ABB BcA |BGE G2A | Bcd ecA |GED D(3EFG||
|:A3 ABA | GED D3 | E^DE EcA | GED DEG |
A3 ABA | GED D3 | Bcd ecA | GED D3 ||

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A variation

Thought I’d post it as it’s nice on the final time through the A part.

FAA dAA|FAA BAG|FGA def|~f3 fef|gAA fAA|eAA dBA|ABd f2e|~d3 d2 e

Mick O’Brien’s version

Thanks to JackB for posting that one. I hadn’t heard it or played it in a while and it’s coming back to me now. Love that tune.

Out of interest….

… according to the notes on Eamonn Cotter’s new CD [ highly recommended, by the way ] - Patsy Geary was a fiddler who taught the late John Kelly.

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John Kelly’s Single Jig

I learned this tune as "John Kelly’s Single Jig" like this:
X: 1
T: John Kelly’s (Single Jig)
R: Slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3 B2A BGE G3|G3 GBd ecA ABc|B/c/dA B/c/dA BGE G2A|Bcd ecA GED DEG:||
A3 ABA GED DED|EDE c2A BFE DEG|A3 A/B/cA GED DED|Bcd ecA GED DEG:||

The other “Patsy Geary’s”

I just realized that this setting should have been sent to the other "Patsy Geary’s" which is also called "The Horseshoe". Sorry for this.