Money In Both Pockets jig

Also known as The Cow That Ate The Blanket, Money In Every Pocket, The Thrush In The Strand.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Tom Billy’s (a few times).

Money In Both Pockets has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2F FEF|DFA AFA|d2F FEF|D2f fef|
d2F FEF|DFA AFD|E3 EFA|B3 B2c:|
|:dfa afd|cea ecA|dfa afd|g3 fga|
baf agf|ede fdB|ABA AFA|B3 B3:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: GAB |c2 E EDE | GAG GFE | c2 E EDE | G2 f edB |
c2 E EDE | G2 G GFE | DED DEG | A3 :|
|: GG/A/B |ceg gec | Bdg dBG | ceg gec | f3 ee/f/g |
agf gfe | d^ce dBG | cBA GEG | A3 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: def |g2 B BAB | GBd dBd | g2 B BAB | G2 c’ baf |
g2 B BAB | GB/c/d dBG | ABA AB/c/d | e3 :|
|: def ||: g3 bge | f3 afd | g3 bge | f2 e def |
gfg bge | f2 g afd | gfe fdB | A3 :|
ABC
X: 4
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d2 F FEF | ABA AGF | d2 F FEF | ABA gfe |
d2 F FEF | ABA AGF | EFE EFA | BcB B2 :|
|: c |dfa afd |cea ecA | dfa afd | g3 f2 g |
agf bag | agf ede | fdB AFA | BcB B2 :|
|: A |dcd dAF | ABA AGF | dcd dAF | Aaf gfe |
dcd dAF | ABA AGF| E2 E EFA | BcB B2 :|
|: c ||: dcd afd | cea ecA | dcd afd | gfg f2 g |
faf gbg | faf ede | fdB AFA | BcB B2 :|
ABC
X: 5
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A || d2A AFA | ABA AGF | d2A FEF | e2f gfe |
d2A AFA | ABA AGF | EFE EFA | B3 A2 :|
|: A || dfa afd | cde ecA | dfa afd | fga a2g |
afa geg | fed cBA | dcB AFA | B3 A2 :|
ABC
X: 6
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g2 B BAB | GBA GBd | g2 B BAB | GBd e2 f |
gBB BAB | GBA GBd | gfe fdB | ABd e2 f :|
|: gfg bag | f2 f afd | g2 g bag | fad e2 f |
gfg bag | fef afd | gfe fdB |[1 ABd e2 f :|[2 ABd eaf |]
ABC

Six comments

Money in Both Pockets

Posted in response to musicaddict’s request…. This is one of the first jigs I learned.

“Money in Both Pockets”

K: C Major
|: GAB |
c2 E EDE | GAG GFE | c2 E EDE | G2 f edB |
c2 E EDE | G2 G GFE | DED DEG | A3 :|
|: GG/A/B |
ceg gec | Bdg dBG | ceg gec | f3 ee/f/g |
agf gfe | d^ce dBG | cBA GEG | A3 :|

“Money in Both Pockets” ~ a collision?

K: G Major
|: def |
g2 B BAB | GBd dBd | g2 B BAB | G2 c’ baf |
g2 B BAB | GB/c/d dBG | ABA AB/c/d | e3 :|
|: def |
|: g3 bge | f3 afd | g3 bge | f2 e def |
gfg bge | f2 g afd | gfe fdB | A3 :|

This is an odd take fromthe ABCs in an old notebook of mine, what I could read, and my memory, what I could read… ;-) Both could be faulty, as could the original souce, as session in the Wicklow hills with all of us well oiled… I loved that pub’s bottled Guiness because he used to let it sit for at least six months before opening it for a few of us who liked our Guiness warm and bottle aged… Mad eh?

“Money in Both Pockets” ~ distilled from 1790

From ~
"Petrie’s First Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances"

K: D Major
|: A |
d2 F FEF | ABA AGF | d2 F FEF | ABA gfe |
d2 F FEF | ABA AGF | EFE EFA | BcB B2 :|
|: c |
dfa afd |cea ecA | dfa afd | g3 f2 g |
agf bag | agf ede | fdB AFA | BcB B2 :|
|: A |
dcd dAF | ABA AGF | dcd dAF | Aaf gfe |
dcd dAF | ABA AGF| E2 E EFA | BcB B2 :|
|: c |
|: dcd afd | cea ecA | dcd afd | gfg f2 g |
faf gbg | faf ede | fdB AFA | BcB B2 :|

“Money in Both Pockets”- another version…

X: 1
T: Money in Both Pockets
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours; p.30, No.121.
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
Q: 280
K: Dmaj
|: A || d2A AFA | ABA AGF | d2A FEF | e2f gfe |
d2A AFA | ABA AGF | EFE EFA | B3 A2 :|
|: A || dfa afd | cde ecA | dfa afd | fga a2g |
afa geg | fed cBA | dcB AFA | B3 A2 :|

X: 6 “The Thrush in the Strand”

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
http://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 13 (side 2, track 6), the 2nd jig of two.

Q: 134 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth notes)

I have also learned this one direct as well from other living sources and situations where the average tempos varied from 120 to 136 bpm (& higher :-P) ~ 1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note…