The Cook In The Kitchen jig

Also known as Cook In The Galley, Cook In The Kitchen, Northside Kitchen, The Northside Kitchen.

There are 51 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Cook In The Kitchen has been added to 386 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E | DGG GFG | =FDE ~F3 | DGG GFG | A2 d cAG |
DGG GFG | =FDE F2 d | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
|: A | ~B3 BAG | ~A3 AGF | ~G3 GFG | A2 d cAG |
~B3 BAG | ~A3 A2 d | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
|: B | d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | B/c/dB cAG |
d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAd ded|cAB =c3|dAd dcd|eaa ged|
dAd ded|cAB =c2a|ged cde|1 fdd d3:|2 fdd d2e||
|:f2f fed|e2e e3|Add dcd|eaa ged|
f2f fed|e2e e2a|ged cde|fdd d3:|
|:A2B c2d|e2d cBA|GED CDE|FDD GEE|
A2B c2d|e2d cBA|GED CDE|FDD D3:|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
DGG GAG | FDE {G}FDC | DGG ABc | dgg ^fdc |
{c}BAB G^FG | FDE F2 d | {d} cAG ^FGA | BGG G2 :|
{D}G2 g def | {d}cAF FGA | {D}G2 g def | ~edc de^f |
{a}g^fg BAB | ~A2 G FGA | {c}BAB {d}cA^F | GAG G2 :|
~ | {c} BAB {e}cBc | def gdc | ~
~ | efc de^f | ~a3 B2 G | ~
ABC
X: 4
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2|: E | DGG GAG | =FDE =F2E | DGG GFG | A2 d cAG |
DGG GAG | =FDE =F2 d | cAG FGA |BGF G2:|
|: A | ~B3 BAG | ~A3 AGF | ~G3 GFG | A dd cAG |
~B3 BAG | ~A3 A2 d | cAG FGA | BGF G2 :|
|: B | d2 e f2g | ^gag fed | cAG FGA | BGB AFA |
D2E F2 g | ^gag fed | cAG FGA |1 BGF G2 :|2 B_BA G2||
ABC

Twelve comments

Bread and Butter

Another bread & butter tune, the F naturals in the first part give this tune a lift. A good jig to pair with tunes like "Petticoat Loose" or "High Part of the Road" This tune is also good to practice your Fnats on flute whistle if you don’t have them down yet.

I hope you have a keyed flute. :-)

I’ve heard this one played with the first F in bars 2 and 6 played as an F# - probably arising from pipers, and flute players with keyless flutes being unable to half-hole quick enough to get in the Fnatural.

It goes nicely before Tatter Jack Walsh.

I like to play this tune followed by Seamus Cooleys and then Jim Wards jigs. I’m guilty of playing those F#’s after a year of hit or miss with the F naturals. Someday when I have a keyed flute, that will change : )
Joyce

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An alternate version

Here’s a version I got from Ayelet Hacohen in Israel. She says that Amir, a guitar and mandoline player, transcribed it following a Dubliners interpretation.
I like this version (which is not a plain transposition of the standard one in G - and does not have any difficult flute/whistle fingerings!) and find that it sits nicely after "Dusty Windowsills" in Ador.


T: Cook In The Kitchen, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|:dAd ded|cAB =c3|dAd dcd|eaa ged|
dAd ded|cAB =c2a|ged cde|1 fdd d3:|2 fdd d2e||
|:f2f fed|e2e e3|Add dcd|eaa ged|
f2f fed|e2e e2a|ged cde|fdd d3:|
|:A2B c2d|e2d cBA|GED CDE|FDD GEE|
A2B c2d|e2d cBA|GED CDE|FDD D3:|

O’Neill’s Version

I just noticed that in O’Neill’s Music Of Ireland Tune 1042, the F’s are all sharps - no naturals at all. Anybody know anything abut when they came in? Or did he get it wrong?

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“The Cook in the Kitchen” / “Northside Kitchen” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: G Mixolydian
Submitted on February 9th 2008 by Horse Badorties.
~ /tunes/8246

X: 3
T: Northside Kitchen
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Mixolydian
|: E |\
DGG GAG | FDE {G}FDC | DGG ABc | dgg ^fdc |
{c}BAB G^FG | FDE F2 d | {d} cAG ^FGA | BGG G2 :|
|: A |\
{D}G2 g def | {d}cAF FGA | {D}G2 g def | ~edc de^f |
{a}g^fg BAB | ~A2 G FGA | {c}BAB {d}cA^F | GAG G2 :|

Variation: A-part, bars 3 & 4
~ | {c} BAB {e}cBc | def gdc | ~

Variation: B-part, bars 4 & 5
~ | efc de^f | ~a3 B2 G | ~

Here’s where I got this tune

Z: transcribed from version at Natalie MacMaster’s website
Z: http://www.nataliemacmaster.com/recordings/sheetmusic.htm

# Posted on February 9th 2008 by Horse Badorties

I’ve only just realized this is a direct rip-off from Natalie’s site, note for note, not a wise or considerate move…

“Northside Kitchen” ~ a collision between two jigs

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/8246
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/8246/comments

~ because the second part is different the above entry remains…

It seems that the ‘rip-off’ of this chimera jig, which I recognize as a collision between two jigs, but haven’t managed to find the B-part yet, is an exact copy, including variations, of a transcription by Paul Cranford as given here ~

"Brenda Stubbert’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
Edited by Paul Stewart Cranford
Cranford Publications
ISBN: 0-9691181-4-7
http://www.cranfordpub.com/
http://www.cranfordpub.com/books/stubbert.htm

Page 41: "Norside Kitchen" ~ exactly as given here, including the variations… The name coined by Paul Cranford…

I’ve been playing this tune since I learnt it in the Fifties, and it was only yesterday that I discovered the F was usually played as a F Natural. Proves that you never stop learning this music.

Version with more accidentals for keyed flutes

X: 1
T: Cook In The Kitchen ("Klappenversion")
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
Z: Steffen Gabriel Workshop Langgöns 02/2011
G2|: E | DGG GAG | =FDE =F2E | DGG GFG | A2 d cAG |
DGG GAG | =FDE =F2 d | cAG FGA |BGF G2:|
|: A | ~B3 BAG | ~A3 AGF | ~G3 GFG | A dd cAG |
~B3 BAG | ~A3 A2 d | cAG FGA | BGF G2 :|
|: B | d2 e f2g | ^gag fed | cAG FGA | BGB AFA |
D2E F2 g | ^gag fed | cAG FGA |1 BGF G2 :|2 B_BA G2||