I Was Born For Sport jig

Also known as Born For Sport.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

I Was Born For Sport has been added to 51 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: I Was Born For Sport
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B|dgg fdd|cAB c2A|dgg fdd|cAF G2B|
dgg fdd|cAB c2A|cde fed|cAF G2:|
|:B|c2A d2A|dfe dcB|c2A d2B|cAF GAB|
c2A d2A|dfe d2B|cde fed|cAF G2:|
ABC
X: 2
T: I Was Born For Sport
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|:dgg fdd|cAB cBc|dgg fdd|cAF GBc|
dgg fdd|cAB cBA|B/c/de {g}fed|1cAF GBc:|2cAF GAB||
c2A d2A|dfe dAB|cBA d/e/dB|cAF GAB|
cBA d2A|dfe dAB|cde {g}fed |1cAF GAB:|2cAF GBc||
d2g fdd|cAB cBc|Bdg fdd|cAF GBc|
dgg fdd|cAB cBA|B/c/de {g}fed|cAF GBc|
dga f2d|cAB cBc|dgg fdd|cAd GBc|
dga fdd|cAB cBA|B/c/de {g}fed|cAF dcB||
cAA d3|dfe dAB|cBA d/e/dB|cAF GAB|
cBA d2A|dfe dAB|cde {g}fed|cAF GAB|
cAA dAA|dfe dAB|cAA dAA|{c}BAF GAB|
cBA d3|dfe dAB|cag .fzd|cAF. Gz2|]
ABC

Four comments

I Was Born for Sport (jig)

Another tune from O’Shaughnessy & Bradley’s duet album. It seems taken from George Petrie’s "The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland," originally published in the late 19th century. It’s a very attractive jig, which would sound great on pipes.

Dermy Diamond and Paul O’Shaugnessy played this in tonight’s Cobblestones session. I asked Paul the name but couldn’t hear his answer, due to background noise. Glad to have found it hear. Great tune.

I was born for Sport

A very nice version of this old tune has been recorded recently by the Innisfree Ceili Band. Their inventive variations add a particularly nice touch. And it does indeed sound great on the pipes!

This is approx. what I hear there:

X:1
T:I was born for Sport
C:as rec. by the Innisfree Ceili Band
D:Innisfree Ceili Band: Music of North Connaught
R:double jig
O:George Petrie Collection Vol. II, # 826
Z:transcription Johannnes Schiefner (jschiefner@gmx.net) 2010
Z:id:js_1885
Q:1/8=330
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
Bc|:dgg fdd|cAB cBc|dgg fdd|cAF GBc|
dgg fdd|cAB cBA|B/c/de {g}fed|1cAF GBc:|2cAF GAB||
c2A d2A|dfe dAB|cBA d/e/dB|cAF GAB|
cBA d2A|dfe dAB|cde {g}fed |1cAF GAB:|2cAF GBc||
d2g fdd|cAB cBc|Bdg fdd|cAF GBc|
dgg fdd|cAB cBA|B/c/de {g}fed|cAF GBc|
dga f2d|cAB cBc|dgg fdd|cAd GBc|
dga fdd|cAB cBA|B/c/de {g}fed|cAF dcB||
cAA d3|dfe dAB|cBA d/e/dB|cAF GAB|
cBA d2A|dfe dAB|cde {g}fed|cAF GAB|
cAA dAA|dfe dAB|cAA dAA|{c}BAF GAB|
cBA d3|dfe dAB|cag .fzd|cAF. Gz2|]