Roland’s Return jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Roland's Return has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Roland's Return
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: E |F2 G A2 F | cFF AGF | G2 A Bcd | f2 d cGE |
F2 G AFF | cFF AGF | G2 A BA^G | AFD D2 :|
|: A |d2 e f2 d | e^cA AA/=B/c | d2 e fed | a2 f gfe |
[1 d2 e fd/e/f | e^cA AGF | G2 A BA^G | AFD D2 :|
[2 agf g2 e | ff/e/d cAF | G2 A BA^G | AFD D2 |]
ABC
X: 2
T: Roland's Return
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
FEF AFF | cFF AFF | G2 A Bcd | fed cAG |
FEF AFF | cFF AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 :|
d2 e fed | e^cA A=Bc | d2 e fed | agf gfe |
d2 e fed | e^cA AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 A |
d2 e fed | e^cA A=Bc | d2 e fef | afd def |
agf gfe | fed cAF | g2 A BAG | AFD D2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: Roland's Return
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
FEF AFF | cFF AFF | G2 A Bcd | fed cAG |
FEF AFF | cFF AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 :|
d2 e fed | e^cA A=Bc | d2 e fed | agf gfe |
d2 e fed | e^cA AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 A |
d2 e fed | e^cA A=Bc | d2 e fef | afd def |
agf gfe | fed cAF | g2 A BAG | AFD D2 |]
GFG BGG | dGG BGG | A2 B cde | gfe dBA |
GFG BGG | dGG BAG | A2 B cBA | BGE E2 :|
e2 f gfe | f^dB Bcd | e2 f gfe | bag agf |
e2 f gfe | f^dB BAG | A2 B cBA | BGE E2 B |
e2 f gfe | f^dB Bcd | e2 f gfg | bge efg |
bag agf | gfe dBG | a2 B cBA | BGE E2 |]
ABC
X: 4
T: Roland's Return
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
CDF FAF | cAF AGF | G2 A Bfd | cAF GFD |
CDF FAF | cAF AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD DED |
CDF FAF | cAF AGF | G2 A Bcd | fdc AGF |
DFF CFF | B,FF A,FF | DGA BAG | AFD DFA ||
d2 d fed | efe A=B^c | d2 e fef | agf gec |
d2 d fed | efe AG^F | G2 A BAG | AFD DED |
d2 d fed | efe A=B^c | d2 e fef | aga def |
afd gec | fed cAF | G2 A BAG | AFD D3 |]
ABC
X: 5
T: Roland's Return
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
K: Dmin ~ | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 |]
K: Emin ~ | A2 B cBA | BGE E2 |]
ABC

Thirteen comments

Roche I, page 41, tune #92 ~ “Roland’s Return!”

"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume I", 1912

Double Jigs ~ pages 37 - 53

K: Dmin
|: D/E/ |\
FEF AFF | cFF AFF | G2 A Bcd | fed cAG |
FEF AFF | cFF AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 :|
(3A/=B/^c/ |\
d2 e fed | e^cA A=Bc | d2 e fed | agf gfe |
d2 e fed | e^cA AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 A |
d2 e fed | e^cA A=Bc | d2 e fef | afd def |
agf gfe | fed cAF | g2 A BAG | AFD D2 |]

“Roland’s Return!” ~ sorry forgot the headers, Dow will never forgive me

X: 2
T: Roland’s Return
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmin
|: D/E/ |\
FEF AFF | cFF AFF | G2 A Bcd | fed cAG |
FEF AFF | cFF AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 :|
(3A/=B/^c/ |\
d2 e fed | e^cA A=Bc | d2 e fed | agf gfe |
d2 e fed | e^cA AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 A |
d2 e fed | e^cA A=Bc | d2 e fef | afd def |
agf gfe | fed cAF | g2 A BAG | AFD D2 |]

Here is the same a step up to e minor

X: 3
T: Roland’s Return
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Emin
|: E/F/ |\
GFG BGG | dGG BGG | A2 B cde | gfe dBA |
GFG BGG | dGG BAG | A2 B cBA | BGE E2 :|
(3B/c/^d/ |\
e2 f gfe | f^dB Bcd | e2 f gfe | bag agf |
e2 f gfe | f^dB BAG | A2 B cBA | BGE E2 B |
e2 f gfe | f^dB Bcd | e2 f gfg | bge efg |
bag agf | gfe dBG | a2 B cBA | BGE E2 |]

“Roland’s Return” ~ another transcription for comparison

X: 181178
T: Roland’s Return
S: "Ace and Deuce" (C.McCarthy, A.McCormack, E.O Donoghue)
Z: B. Black
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmin
CDF FAF | cAF AGF | G2 A Bfd | cAF GFD |
CDF FAF | cAF AGF | G2 A BAG | AFD DED |
CDF FAF | cAF AGF | G2 A Bcd | fdc AGF |
DFF CFF | B,FF A,FF | DGA BAG | AFD DFA ||
d2 d fed | efe A=B^c | d2 e fef | agf gec |
d2 d fed | efe AG^F | G2 A BAG | AFD DED |
d2 d fed | efe A=B^c | d2 e fef | aga def |
afd gec | fed cAF | G2 A BAG | AFD D3 |]

“The Humours of Castlelyons” ~ another member of the family

Key signature: e minor
Submitted on August 5th 2007 by slainte.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/7581

Yes, e minor and definitely a relative… I missed it. Thanks for the link Hiro. I believe the old Roche collection had a greater influence than some folks give it credit for. I saw a number of the old individual volumes, I, II & III, in the possession of some very influential musicians, including members of ceili bands…

Don’t forget to change the key, it ain’t resolving on G and isn’t Major… ;-)

“The Humours of Castlelyons” ~ G Major it is… :-/

Still semi-conscious… Apologies… Now to shake out the cobwebs and reconsider the rest… :-P

Roche I, page 41, tune #92 ~ “Roland’s Return!” ~ Corrections

B-parts, next to the last bar, a mistake of one note raised an octave in the ABCs ~

K: Dmin ~ | G2 A BAG | AFD D2 |]

K: Emin ~ | A2 B cBA | BGE E2 |]

Admitting I’m in a mood that is decidedly minor, the tune and transcriptions here still ring as minor to my ears. The transcript I’ve given resolves for me on d, and if I push it to F it feels incomplete, unresolved. It does tend to float between modes, this I realize. The Roche settings finish final bars of both parts on D, and for me the F (or G in the transposition) doesn’t give the melody a satisfactory resolution… I did consider this when I kept finding others had been listing this tune as F Major.

It has been a pretty crazy week as I experiment with tendonitis and trying to get past my avoidance of considering the other option, the opinion of a doctor… Yes, I’m stubborn. Probably more that than shy. Are you surprised? Hey, at least twice in my life a doctor came close to killing me, once with an overdose, so maybe I have reasons for being reticent… So, maybe it is ‘shy’ rather than ‘stubborn’? It may have a lot to do with why I don’t like chemical solutions… Drugs should be a last resort, don’t you think? ;-)

Nice transcription slainte / Hiro!

“Patrick Maloney’s Favorite” - another member of the family?

‘c’, there’s another tune for you.

Patrick Maloney’s Favorite: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3627
Submitted on October 1st 2004 by gian marco.

There’s also, I believe, a hornpipe related to this somewhere… Let’s see if you can find that… :-D