Man In The Bog jig

Also known as An Fear Ar An Chaoráin, The Man In The Bog, Man On The Bog.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Farewell To Kennedy (a few times), Johnny Henry’s (a few times).

Man In The Bog has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Man In The Bog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3 dBG|ABc AGE|EDB, DGA|BAG cBA|
~G3 dBG|ABc AGE|EDB, DGB|AGF G2F|
~G3 dBG|ABc AGE|EDB, DGA|~B3 cBA|
~G3 dBG|ABc AGE|EDB, DGB|AGF GBd||
~g3 fed|~e3 dBA|BEE dEE|BAG ABd|
~g3 fed|~e3 dBA|BEE dBA|AGF G2d|
~g3 fed|gfe dBA|BEE dEE|BAG ABA|
~G3 dBG|ABc AGE|EDB, DGB|AGF G2F||
ABC
X: 2
T: Man In The Bog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GFG dBG | ABc AGE | EDB DGA | BcB AFD |
G3 dB/A/G | AA/B/c AGE | E^DE DGB | AGF G2 :|
gbg fed | e/f/ge dBA | Bee dGG | BA^G A2 d |
[1 g2 g f2 d | ege dBA | BEE DG/A/B | AGF G2 :|
[2 GB/A/G dB/A/G | AGE D3 | E^DE DGB | AGF G2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: Man In The Bog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~ or end it ~ | GDG dBG | AA/B/c A^GA | ~E3 D2 B | A>GF G2 |]
ABC
X: 4
T: Man In The Bog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|~G3 dBG|ABc AGE|EDB, DEG|BAG AGE|
~G3 dBG|ABc AGE|EDB, DEG|AGF G2:|
|:d|~g3 fed|ece dBA|BEE dEE|ABc AGE|
~g3 fed|ece dBA|BEE B/c/dB|AGF G2:|
ABC

Seventeen comments

This is a great tune. I’ve heard it on the Border Collies CD, Unleashed. For some reason, that tune listing is linked to another tune.

Ah… THAT’s where I’ve heard this tune before.

There… it’s linked now. It was lacking the word, "The."

Actually… this brings up a good point. If the link from the recording fails to go to the right tune try doing a search on the name and all of the listings will appear.

C: ?

Is there a known C: for this one?

“Man In The Bog”

X: 2
T: Man In The Bog
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: D |\
GFG dBG | ABc AGE | EDB DGA | BcB AFD |
G3 dB/A/G | AA/B/c AGE | E^DE DGB | AGF G2 :|
|: (3B/c/d/ |
gbg fed | e/f/ge dBA | Bee dGG | BA^G A2 d |
[1 g2 g f2 d | ege dBA | BEE DG/A/B | AGF G2 :|
[2 GB/A/G dB/A/G | AGE D3 | E^DE DGB | AGF G2 |]

Yes, you could still do the drop down moody Es ~ | BEE dEE | ~
The options, by nature are not exclusive. And that long D3, well, you could go mirror with it and play it DBB, or take that whole measure any number of other ways, with little or no conflict at all…

Thanks for this morning respite button, avec espresso… It’s the perfect pastry…

Another correction ~

And that long D3, well, you could go mirror with it and play it DGB ~

Obviously I haven’t enough espresso in my system yet. :-/

~ or DG/A/B ~ or ~ DB/A/G ~ or ~ ~D3 ~ or ~ AGE ~ or ~ … ;-)

~ or end it ~ | GDG dBG | AA/B/c A^GA | ~E3 D2 B | A>GF G2 |]

I know, I know, ‘pest’, I’m going. I was just having fun, you don’t have to go round the twist about it. I’m back on the espresso transfusion, after playing this lovely a few more times, and then we’re off on a long country walk, hopefully…

Who luvs yuh PB? 8-) Don’t hit me ~ glasses!

C: Brendan Tonra

This jig seems to be a composition of Brendan Tonra. According to the sleeve notes of Marcas O’Murchu’s first solo album, he learnt it directly from Tonra.

C: Brendan Tonra ~ go raibh ma ‘agat Hiro

Thanks, that makes sense, at least to my peculiar combination of brain cells… ;-)

Great… I like knowing the composer… cheers ceol!

And direct from the source…

The setting I’ve posted here is pretty much as Brendan played it himself. Play the clip b.maloney posted here if you don’t believe me! :-)