The Hawthorn Bush slip jig

Also known as A Bunch Of Haws, An Sceach, An Sceach-Geal, Capt. McDonald’s Favorite, Capt. McDonald’s Favourite, Captain McDonald’s Favorite, Captain McDonald’s Favourite.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Hawthorn Bush has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Hawthorn Bush
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d |AFF F^EF DBB | AFD EFA B2 d |\
AFF F^EF DFF | FED EF/G/A B2 :|
|: c |dcd ed/c/B AFD | dcd edc B2 c |\
dcd edc BB/c/d | AFD EFA B2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Hawthorn Bush
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g |dBB B^AB G2 e | dBG AB/c/d e2 g |\
dBB B^AB G2 B | BAG ABd e2 :|
|: f |gfg age dBG | g2 g agf e2 d |\
gfg agf egg | dBG AB/c/d e2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Hawthorn Bush
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g |dBB BAB GEE | dBG ABc e2 g |\
dBB B2 A GAB | BAG ABd e2 :|
|: f |gfg a/g/fe dBB | gfg agf e2 f |\
gfg agf efg | dBG ABd e2 :|
ABC

Five comments

“The Hawthorn Bush”

I was sure this was already here, in some form, but try as I did, in at least three keys, I couldn’t find it. It may even be one I submitted myself. Anyway, here it is and if it turns out I’ve duplicated or triplicated this then I’ll move the notes to the earlier transcription…

Yes, with some minor tweaking, it also fits the remit of this ~

Discussion: What One Octave Tunes in D exist?
# Posted on September 19th 2007 by Sarah the Flute
http://www.thesession.org/discussions/15202

X: 2
T: Hawthorn Bush, The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Dmaj
|: d |
AFF FEF DFF | AFD EFA B2 d |
AFF F2 E DEF | FED EFA B2 :|
|: c |
d2 d dcB AFD | dcd dcB B2 c |
d2 d dcB Bcd | ADD DE/F/A B2 :|

“The Hawthorn Bush” in G

X: 3
T: Hawthorn Bush, The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: G Major
|: g |
dBB B^AB G2 e | dBG AB/c/d e2 g |
dBB B^AB G2 B | BAG ABd e2 :|
|: f |
gfg age dBG | d2 d agf e2 d |
gfg agf egg | dBG AB/c/d e2 :|

“Captain McDonald’s Favourite” ~ some history, but first a correction

The correction first, just previous, the take in G Major, B-part, bar 2, it shouldn’t have been d2 d but ~

~ | g2 g agf e2 d | ~

~ now for a bit of history ~

X: 4
T: Hawthorn Bush, The
S: "O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody", page 78, tune #194
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: G Major
|: g |
dBB BAB GEE | dBG ABc e2 g |
dBB B2 A GAB | BAG ABd e2 :|
|: f |
gfg a/g/fe dBB | gfg agf e2 f |
gfg agf efg | dBG ABd e2 :|

S: “O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes”“, 1804-10

O’Neill’s Waifs was a gathering of transcriptions from various sources, and the above was collected from this earlier source…