The Rakes Of Kildare jig

Also known as The Barn Door, The Barndoor, Cum Yn Shenn Oanrey Cheh, Fagamaoid Súd Mar Atá Sé, Get Up Early, Jim McBride’s, Leave That As It Is, Let Us Leave That As It Is, McBride’s, The Old Barn Door, The Old Barndoor, The Rakes Of Kildare Retreat March.

There are 49 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Blackthorn Stick (a few times), The Irish Washerwoman (a few times), The Tenpenny Bit (a few times).

The Rakes Of Kildare has been added to 651 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

X: 1
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAA AGA| Bcd e2f| g2g efg| dBA G2D|
EAA AGA|Bcd e2f|gfe dBG| ABA A3:|
aea aea| aea b2a|g2g efg|dBA G3|
[1 aea aea| aea b2a| gfe dBG|ABA A3:|
[2 EAA AGA| Bcd e2f|gfe dBG| ABA A3||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAA AGA| Bcd e2f| g2g efe|dBG BAG|
EAA AGA|Bcd e2f|g2g edB|1 ABA A2G:|2 ABA A2a||
|:aea aea| aea b2a|g2g ege|dBG BAG|
||1 aea aea| aea b2a| g2g edB|ABA A2a:|
||2 EAA AGA| Bcd e2f|g2g edB|ABA A2G||
# Added by MM .
ABC
X: 3
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EAA AGA|BcB BAG|EAA AGA|GFD GFD|
EAA AGA|BcB Bcd|e=fe edB|1BAG A2G:|2BAG A2e||
eaa age|aea b2a|egg gfd|BcB Bcd|
eaa age|aea b2a|e=fe edB|1BAG A2e:|2BAG A2G||
ABC
X: 4
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A |E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | gfg e/f/ge | dBG B>AG |
E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | g2 g edB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |a>ea aea | a>ea b2 a | gfg ege |
[1 dBA B2 g | a2 a aea | a^ga b2 a | gfg edB | A3 A2 :|
[2 dBA B>AG | E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | g>fe dBG | A3 A2 |]
ABC
X: 5
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
P: Jumping through hoops - G Major - O'Neill first
|: D |D2 G GFG | ABc d2 e | =fef ded | cAG F2 D |
DGG GFG | ABc d2 e | =fed cA^F | G3 G2 :|
|: d |gfg def | gfg a2 g | =fef ded | cAG F2 d |
gfg def | gfg a2 g | =fed cA^F | G3 G2 :|
P: G Dorian
K: GDor
|: D |D2 G GFG | ABc d2 e | fef ded | cAG F2 D |
DGG GFG | ABc d2 e | fed cA^F | G3 G2 :|
|: d |gfg def | gfg a2 g | fef ded | cAG F2 d |
gfg def | gfg a2 g | fed cA^F | G3 G2 :|
P: A Dorian
K: A Dor
|: E |E2 A AGA | Bcd e2 f | gfg efe | dBA G2 E |
EAA AGA | Bcd e2 f | gfe dB^G | A3 A2 :|
|: e |aga efg | aga b2 a | gfg efe | dBA G2 e |
aga efg | aga b2 a | gfe dB^G | A3 A2 :|
P: another way with it
K: ADor
|: G |E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | gfg efe | dBA G2 D |
EAA A^GA | BB/c/d e2 f | gfe dB^G | A3 A2 :|
|: g |a^ga ee/f/=g | a^ga b2 a | gfg ege |
[1 dB^A B2 g | a^ga efg | a^ga b2 a | gfe dB^G | A3 A2 :|
[2 dBA GED | E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | gfe dB^G | A3- A2 |]
ABC
X: 6
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|: D |DGG GFG | Add d2 e | fef ded | cAG F2 D |
DGG GFG | Add d2 e | fef dcA | G3 G2 :|
|: g |gdg gdg | gab a2 g | fef ded | cAG FGA |
B2 B cB/A/G | Add d2 e | fed cAF | G3 G2 :|
ABC
X: 7
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: EAA AGA | Bcd e2 f | gfg ege | dBA G2 A/G/ |
EAA AGA | Bcd e2 f | gfg edB | ABA A3 :|
|: aea aea | aga b2 a | =gdg gdg | =gdg g2 f/^g/ |
aea aea | aga b2 a | efe dcB | cAA A3 :|
ABC
X: 8
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: z |~A3 BAG | Bcd ~e3 | AeA ~e3 | d2 G BAG |
~A3 BAG | Bcd e2 a | age dBe | ABA A2 :|
|: a |~a3 aea | aea b2 a | ~g3 ~a3 | ~g3 deg |
a2 a age | aea ~b3 | ~g3 edB | ABA A2 :|
ABC
X: 9
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D |: DGG GFG | ABc d2e | =fed dcA | AGE E2D |
DGG GFG | ABc d2e | =fed cA^F |1 G3 GFE :|2 G3 G2 |
g |: gdg gdg | gdg _bag | =fdd d2c | d2c _BAG |
gdg gdg | gfg _bag | =fdd cA^F | G3 G2 :|
ABC
X: 10
T: The Rakes Of Kildare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F | F2B B2c | d2c def | b2f f2e |dBB B2F |
F2B B2c | d2c def | b2f f2e | dBB B2b |
b2b b2b | b2b d'c'b | a2f f2e | f2e dcB|
b2b b2b | b2b d'c'b | a2f f2e |dBB B2 ||
ABC

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This tune can be played a number of different ways. It sounds quite sinister when it’s played at a flowing, steady speed. It also makes a great, driving session tune when it’s played hell for leather. Try playing it both ways, and decide for yourself which is more fun.

This tune sounds really similar to the Shetland tune "Da Full-Rigged Ship." Maybe it’s an Irish adaptaion of the tune.

Version as played by thomas togher

this is a version i’ve got from tom, boxplayer:

X: 1
T: Rakes Of Kildare, The
S: Tom Togher
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
|:EAA AGA| Bcd e2f| g2g efe|dBG BAG|
EAA AGA|Bcd e2f|g2g edB|1 ABA A2G:|2 ABA A2a||
|:aea aea| aea b2a|g2g ege|dBG BAG|
||1 aea aea| aea b2a| g2g edB|ABA A2a:|
||2 EAA AGA| Bcd e2f|g2g edB|ABA A2G||

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“Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water” ~ another name

Key signature: G Major ( I would play it G Dorian )
Submitted on March 6th 2004 by Kenny.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2611

Not a lot of difference…

Home, The Corrs

The jig played after Spancill Hill, in Home, The Corrs. (second track). It’s a lovely jig.
Nobody knows anything about it as far as I know, not even its name. So I personally call it Jig After Spancill Hill, until some one tell us its real name.

SLAINTE! ~ Come on lad, this is one for you…

I was tempted, but you are much better at this than I am… I’ll be checking back for your additions…

Kenny! ~ Come on lad, this is one for you…

I like it, passing the buck, or should we equate it with leapfrog?

The Rakes of Kildare

It’s also the songs ‘The Louse House in Kilkenny’ and ‘The Wife of the Bould Tenant Farmer’.
The version in O’Neill’s, beginning DGG etc is closer to the song ‘The Sea Around Us’.
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“The Rakes Of Kildare” ~ which can also be played as a retreat march

Some other ways with it ~

K: A Dorian
|: A |
E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | gfg e/f/ge | dBG B>AG |
E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | g2 g edB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |
a>ea aea | a>ea b2 a | gfg ege |1 dBA B2 g |
a2 a aea | a^ga b2 a | gfg edB | A3 A2 :|
2 dBA B>AG |
E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | g>fe dBG | A3 A2 ||

also fun in a session to lead off with this version followed by the more common one in A dorian (at least, fun watching the box player’s face trying to work out why he thinks he knows the tune but can’t finger it til it changes).

“The Rakes of Kildare” ~ all in the family

"Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water" / "The Galbally Farmer"
See the link above…

"Get Up Early"
Key signature: g minor
Submitted on August 14th 2007 by riada.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/7608

“The Rakes of Kildare” ~ a bit of history & putting it through its paces

X: 1134
T: Rakes of Kildare, The
S: "O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, tune #108
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: G Major
|: D |\
D2 G GFG | ABc d2 e | =fef ded | cAG F2 D |
DGG GFG | ABc d2 e | =fed cA^F | G3 G2 :|
|: d |\
gfg def | gfg a2 g | =fef ded | cAG F2 d |
gfg def | gfg a2 g | =fed cA^F | G3 G2 :|

K: G Dorian
|: D |\
D2 G GFG | ABc d2 e | fef ded | cAG F2 D |
DGG GFG | ABc d2 e | fed cA^F | G3 G2 :|
|: d |\
gfg def | gfg a2 g | fef ded | cAG F2 d |
gfg def | gfg a2 g | fed cA^F | G3 G2 :|

K: A Dorian
|: E |\
E2 A AGA | Bcd e2 f | gfg efe | dBA G2 E |
EAA AGA | Bcd e2 f | gfe dB^G | A3 A2 :|
|: e |\
aga efg | aga b2 a | gfg efe | dBA G2 e |
aga efg | aga b2 a | gfe dB^G | A3 A2 :|

K: A Dorian
|: G |\
E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | gfg efe | dBA G2 D |
EAA A^GA | BB/c/d e2 f | gfe dB^G | A3 A2 :|
|: g |\
a^ga ee/f/=g | a^ga b2 a | gfg ege |
[1 dB^A B2 g | a^ga efg | a^ga b2 a | gfe dB^G | A3 A2 :|
[2 dBA GED | E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | gfe dB^G | A3- A2 |]

& then there’s all the other transcriptions given previous…
More history to follow ~ 8-)

“The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music” ~ more curious history

X: 1135
T: Rakes of Kildare
T: Galbally Farmer
S: "Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music I"
N: Curious, this first take is "Banish Misfortune" ~ which I suspect was just a ‘mistake’? :-/
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
R: jig
K: D Mixolydian
|: d/e/ |\
fed cAG | A2 d cAG | F2 D GED | DED DFA |
c3 cAG | ABA Ade | fed cAG | Add d2 :|
|: e |\
f2 d dfd | f2 a agf | e2 c cdc | e2 g gfe |
f2 a agf |[1 gfg efg | afd cAG | Add d2 :|[2 gfg bag | fed cAG | Add d2 ||

X: 1136
T: Rakes of Kildare
T: Galbally Farmer
S: "Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music II"
N: This next one is another take on the familiar
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
R: jig
K: G Dorian
|: D |\
DGG GFG | Add d2 e | fef ded | cAG F2 D |
DGG GFG | Add d2 e | fef dcA | G3 G2 :|
|: g |\
gdg gdg | gab a2 g | fef ded | cAG FGA |
B2 B cB/A/G | Add d2 e | fed cAF | G3 G2 :|

The you tube video,,

Thanks ,, ceolachan for this, it will save me the trouble, I hope they dont mind the cat sneeking into the picture..
jim,,,

2 Xs ~ Jim, the direct link was already given, check above, but a good thing twice is alright… I like the cat. You should feature him more often… ;-)

A verse of a song for this tune:
As I was a-walking the road to Athy
I saw an old petticoat hanging to dry
I took off me trousers and hung them nearby
To keep the old petticoat warm.

i know i am 5 years late with this post of mine, but i’m postin’ anyways. i’m a BIG fan of the Corrs and i also think this is a lovely jig :)

Like all of their other instrumental traditional tracks (eg Haste to the wedding, Toss the feathers, Carraroe jig to name a few), they arranged this tune differently. It is actually a modified version of "The Rakes of Kildare".
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/84

“The Barndoor Jig” / “The Rakes of Kildare”

First a review, my "Some other ways with it ~ " - above…

X: 3
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: ADor
|: A |\
E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | gfg e/f/ge | dBG B>AG |
E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | g2 g edB | A3 A2 :|
|: g |\
a>ea aea | a>ea b2 a | gfg ege |
[1 dBA B2 g | a2 a aea | a^ga b2 a | gfg edB | A3 A2 :|
[2 dBA B>AG | E2 A A^GA | Bcd e2 f | g>fe dBG | A3 A2 |]

& now in another key ~

X: 10
T: Barndoor Jig, The
S: "The Oregon Country Dance Orchestra Tune Book", page 2-23
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: AMaj
|: EAA AGA | Bcd e2 f | gfg ege | dBA G2 A/G/ |
EAA AGA | Bcd e2 f | gfg edB | ABA A3 :|
|: aea aea | aga b2 a | =gdg gdg | =gdg g2 f/^g/ |
aea aea | aga b2 a | efe dcB | cAA A3 :|

X: 7 “The Rakes of Kildare” / “The Barn Door Jig”

S: "Séamus Tansey: King of the Concert Fltue", track 3, 2nd jig of two:

http://thesession.org/recordings/1253

Séamus makes the change from the 1st tune, "The Trip to Athlone", into this on its B-part, but then he returns to the norm finishing the set as usual, on that same B-part. Rather than writing this out as he started, BBAA, I’ve given it as is usual, and as he finished it, bringing it back to AABB, as given here…

I’ve also known him to start that first lead-in as |: E |\

Cum yn Shenn Oanrey Cheh

The two versions I’ve added above are both played on the Isle of Man. The first one is called Cum yn Shenn Oanrey Cheh (Keep the old petticoats warm), which would fit in with the song lyrics posted above. The second version is just called ‘Jig’ in the Clague collection, and isn’t as widely played as the first.

Rakes

Anyone know what rake means in this context? It has about a dozen meanings overall.

Barti Ddu - in this context, and most other tunes with ‘rake’ in the title, it refers to a young, handsome, stylish man. Usually with more looks than wisdom.