Pet Of The Pipers jig

Also known as Doherty’s Fancy, Dougherty’s, The Humours Of Ballinafad, Kip’s, Kips, The Pet Of The Pipers.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

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

Pet Of The Pipers has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GFG BAG|dBG gdB|GFG BAG|FED cBA|
GFG BAG|dBG gfg|efg dBG|cAF G3:|
|:gfg efg|eag fed|gfg efg|agf g2d|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|efg dBG|cAF G3:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E | A3 cBA | ece aec | A3 cEE | E^DE =dcB |
A3 cBA | ece aec | fga ecA | dcB A2 :|
|: a | aga fga | g/a/ba gfe | aga fga | bag a2 g |
agf edc | fed cBA | aga edc | dcB A2 :|
GDG B^AB | GB/c/d gdB | G2 D BdG | DED cc/B/A |
G3 BAG | dBd g2 d | efg dBG | cBA G2 :|
gfg efg | fag fed | gfg efg | agf g2 f |
gfe d>cB | edc B>AG | gg/g/g dBG | cBA G2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|G3 BAG|dBG gdB|G3 BAG|FED cBA|
G3 BAG|dBG g2d|efg dBd|cBA G2:|
|:d|gfg efg|eag fed|gfg efg|agf g2G|
gfe dBG|edc BAG|efg dBd|cBA G2:|
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X: 4
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3 BAG|dB/c/d ~g3|~G2 d BGd|AFD cBA|
~G3 ~B3|dB/c/d ~g3|e2 e dBG|1 cAF G2 D:|2 cAF G2 d||
~g3 efg|eag fed|~g3 ~e3|daf g2 e|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|~e2 g dBG|cAF G2 e|
~g3 bag|~a2 g fga|g{a}gf efg|eaf g2 e|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|~e2 g dBG|cAF dcA||
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X: 5
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: E | "A"{AB}[A3A3] cBA | ecA aec | {AB}[A3A3] cBA | "E7"GFE dcB |
"A"{AB}[A3A3] cBA | ecA aec | "D"fga "A"ecA | "E7"dBG "A"A2 :|
|: f/g/ | "A"aga "D"fga | "Bm"fba "E"gfe | "A"aga "D"fga | "E"bag "A"a2 e/f//g// |
"A"agf edc | "D"fed "F#m"cBA | "D"fga "A"ecA | "E7"dBG "A"A2 :|
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Eight comments

Played in A in Scotland

This tune is popular within the Scottish repertoire too but is usually played in A. The version I know has slight differences in the first half(second part is much the same).
1st, 2nd and 3rd bars G2G(A2A) BAG(CBA)

and Bar 6 DBG(ECA) G3(A3)

Of course, musicians who play Irish music in Scotland will probably play it as written here. :-)

Sources

I first learned this tune from the late Alan Cormack, in Bristol. It’s a great tune for teaching Flute and Whistle students who want to work on "G" rolls!

Rescued duplication

From Hugh Gillespie’s recording, and in the key of A:

X: 1
T: Kip’s
T: Pet Of The Pipers
S: From the playing of Hugh Gillespie
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: E | A3 cBA | ece aec | A3 cEE | E^DE =dcB |
A3 cBA | ece aec | fga ecA | dcB A2 :|
|: a | aga fga | g/a/ba gfe | aga fga | bag a2 g |
agf edc | fed cBA | aga edc | dcB A2 :|

And in G:

X: 1
T: Kip’s
T: Pet Of The Pipers
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Major
|: D |\
GDG B^AB | GB/c/d gdB | G2 D BdG | DED cc/B/A |
G3 BAG | dBd g2 d | efg dBG | cBA G2 :|
|: g |\
gfg efg | fag fed | gfg efg | agf g2 f |
gfe d>cB | edc B>AG | gg/g/g dBG | cBA G2 :|

# Posted on March 12th 2008 by ceolachan

The version I play is based on the playing of Joe Hutton, except I put rolls in and stuff.

X: 1
T: Pet Of The Pipers
S: From the playing of Joe Hutton
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
D|G3 BAG|dBG gdB|G3 BAG|FED cBA|
G3 BAG|dBG g2d|efg dBd|cBA G2:|
|:d|gfg efg|eag fed|gfg efg|agf g2G|
gfe dBG|edc BAG|efg dBd|cBA G2:|

Go raibh ma’agat Mark ~ much appreciated

I was sure I recognized this, and I guess I would have on several counts, including Joe Hutton. I should have waited another day before posting it. ;-) Good luck in Canberra!

“The Pet Of The Pipers” / “Kip’s” ~ at least 3 ways I’ve known it :-/

No wonder this melody was frustrating me and driving my loopy ~ Joe Hutton & Cape Breton too! ~ Alex Francis MacKay, Natalie & Buddy MacMaster, & I’m pretty sure this was also one we used to play for dance there…

Here are some interesting similarities I found while trying to chase up this before posting "Kip’s" ~

The tune as Hugh Gillespie played it, as a whole and both parts for it individually, rang bells of familiarity with other tunes I’ve played over time. The most obvious, that came to me as I was playing this, I kept slipping into that B-part in between nodding off, and sharaing the A-part ~

"The Bride’s Favourite"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3746

Thanks to help from Dow and slainte, here is another tune sainte/Hiro directed me to on site here that it is obviously related by both parts, and close enough that I consider just adding this to the ‘comments’ for that ~

"The Munster Jig"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on November 14th 2001 by Jdharv.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/372

I thought on this for awhile, before submitting it, and then decided, still being frustrated with searching, to query a couple of members, as said, Dow and slainte. I’d send Dow both parts of the Gillespie transcription, both keys, but just the B-part to slainte. I did make several attempts myself to chase up connections, wanting to avoid what felt to be a duplicaation, but I’m not in much of a fit state at the moment for anything. I’m glad of friends who can steer me right… Thanks, much appreciated…

Pet of the Pipers - aka Doherty’s Fancy on Sean Smyth’s Blue Fiddle

As played by Sean Smyth on Eb whistle (transcribed "as fingered" on a D whistle). His liner notes call it "Doherty’s Fancy," but it’s clearly Pet of the Pipers.

X: 1
T: Doherty’s Fancy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
~G3 BAG|dB/c/d ~g3|~G2 d BGd|AFD cBA|
~G3 ~B3|dB/c/d ~g3|e2 e dBG|1 cAF G2 D:|2 cAF G2 d||
~g3 efg|eag fed|~g3 ~e3|daf g2 e|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|~e2 g dBG|cAF G2 e|
~g3 bag|~a2 g fga|g{a}gf efg|eaf g2 e|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|~e2 g dBG|cAF dcA||

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