Denis Murphy’s slide

Also known as Abbey’s Green Isle, The Goulin.

There are 58 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with John Kelly’s (a few times), The Ballydesmond (a few times).

Denis Murphy's has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Denis Murphy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B2B BAB d2B G2A|BAB d2B A3 G2A|
B2B BAB d2B G2A|B2e e2d e3 e3:|
|:B2g g2f g2e B2A|B2g g2f g3 a3|
bag agf g2e fed|B2e e2d e3 e3:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Denis Murphy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B3 B^AB d2 B G2 =A | B^AB d2 B =A2 B G2 A |
B2 B B^AB d2 B G2 =A |[1 B2 e e2 ^d e2 g fe=d :|[2 B2 e e2 ^d e3- e2 =d ||
|: B2 g g2 f g2 e dBA | B2 g g2 f g3- g2 a |
bag agf gfe ff/e/d |[1 B2 e e2 ^d e3- e2 =d :|[2 B2 e e2 ^d e2 g fe=d |]
ABC
X: 3
T: Denis Murphy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B3 BAB d2 B G2 A | B2 e d2 B A2 B G2 A |
B3 BAB d2 B G2 A |[1 Bee e2 d e2 f ged :|[2 Bee e2 d e3- e2 d ||
|: B2 g g2 f g2 e dBA | B2 g g2 f g3 g2 a |
bag agf gfe fed |[1 Bee e2 d e3- e2 d :|[2 Bee e2 d e2 f ged |]
ABC

Five comments

I know. I should burn in hell for naming it “Denis Murphy’s”.

But that’s what it is! From the playing of the man himself, off the Music from Sliabh Luachra RTE cut. Track 10 in all its slidin’-y glory. Took a family vaca to Lake George so I barricaded myself in the motel room and came out with this tune! Lovely.

—DtM

“Denis Murphy’s” ~ a very different take, but the same tune

X: 2
T: Denis Murphy’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: G Major
|: B3 B^AB d2 B G2 =A | B^AB d2 B =A2 B G2 A |
B2 B B^AB d2 B G2 =A |[1 B2 e e2 ^d e2 g fe=d :|[2 B2 e e2 ^d e3- e2 =d ||
|: B2 g g2 f g2 e dBA | B2 g g2 f g3- g2 a |
bag agf gfe ff/e/d |[1 B2 e e2 ^d e3- e2 =d :|[2 B2 e e2 ^d e2 g fe=d |]

Another title, anyway…

For what it’s worth, David Taylor calls this tune Abbey’s Green Isle in his book "Music of Ireland: A Mighty Tune!" (Mallinson, 1995)

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X: 3 “The Goulin”

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
http://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 10 (Side B, track 3) ~ the 2nd polka of two

Q: 136-142 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth notes)

~ the 2nd ‘slide’ of two :-/