Tune Name Mad Libs

Tune Name Mad Libs

Here’s a fun game for you …

Create your own format for naming an Irish tune.

Example:
Trip to (insert city here)

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Trip to the Bathroom?

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The (adjective ending in -ing) (plural noun) of Knockna (noun)

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(insert name here)’s

example: O’Boobigan’s

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that’s pretty good - you forgot the "insert number" at the end though!

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A name based on a gerund - i.e., an activity presented as a noun: The Waulking O’ The Fauld is a Scottish example.

The gerund, and any object it may have, must be words of an outlandish nature whose meaning is hid from all but a vanishingly small number of people, to whom this is handed down like the Horseman’s Word from one generation to another.

I just can’t think of an Irish example now - maybe they’re more frequent in Scottish and Shetland music (Aandowin’ At Da Bow, anyone…?).

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The ( desirable maiden quality ) Maiden.
The ( undesirable maiden quality ) Maiden.

The Rambling ( farm implement )

The Hills of ( location )
The Valley of ( location )
The Fields of ( location )

The Drunken ( occupation )

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And who can forget the various "Hag" incarnations, or "The Boys/Maids of…" theme?

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Trip to Sue the Local Authority

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So, what is (besides and/the/of etc.) the most common word in the tune list?

I might answer this one if no one else does.

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Could it be "reel"?

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From the list of 300 odd reels someone posted a while ago:

(Now I’ll just go duck for nerd cover…)

28 Reel
9 Maid
8 Road
7 Lasses
7 House
6 Humours
6 Boys
5 Island
5 Daughter
4 Tinker
4 Paddy
4 Morning
4 Bush
3 other
3 Wynne’s
3 Tree
3 Tommy
3 Sailing
3 Red
3 Old
3 New
3 Mountain
3 Miss
3 Martin
3 Maggie
3 Lady
3 Jenny’s
3 Haired
3 Green
3 Glen
3 Favourite
3 Farewell
3 Erin
3 Dublin
3 Donegal
3 Bog
3 Bloom
3 Banks

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The Gerunding Of The Noun

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Actually I think I prefer:

The Nouning of the Gerund

Note to self: must spend more time learning actual tunes and less time thinking of silly names for non-existent tunes.

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The Note To Self

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I like "The Rambling Farm Implement"

anyone have the ABC notation for it?

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‘Spanish Misfortune’ is my fav

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SeanMc - in our neighborhood that particular jig is also known by Blemish Misfortune and Banish Me Foreskin amongst several other vulgarities…

Yes, we’re very immature I know…

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Banish Me Foreskin.
Isn’t that the version they play at a bris? You know, the one with the Klezmer feel to it….

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The Ruination Of The Ernes / The Retreat From Sanity / The Nads Of Papajellish / The Wild Maids Of Spang / The Vertical Smile / The Cryptozoologist…

That’s my set for the night. I’ve just invented the names. Now I may have to invent the tunes, unless somebody beats me to it. Inspiration? Possibly Capercaillie album sets…

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Merrily Kissed the O’ Boobigan’s

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Talking of which, it’s time for bed.

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The following are cool in tune names:

People gathered under a curious name for an obscure purpose (The Kinnegad Slashers, e.g.);

Fauna, often being molested (Shave The Donkey, Wren hunting tunes, etc.; The Otter’s Holt, The Weasel In The Dyke, etc.);

Old-world clothing or personal accessories (The Old Torn Petticoat, Jackson’s Morning Brush, The Old Caubeen, etc.);

Prisons and seats of judgment (Tralee Gaol, The Four Courts, e.g.);

Loads of session pubs that have long ceased to exist as such, or at all;

Amiable features of rural life (The Lark In The Morning, The Geese In The Bog, The Green Meadow, etc.);

- and plenty more I can’t think of immediately.