What was the tune that came out of the bag of the pipes at Mrs Gilhooley’s Party ?

What was the tune that came out of the bag of the pipes at Mrs Gilhooley’s Party ?

Hi All,

Was listening the story of Mrs Gilhooley’s Party as sang by Kevin Burke. Basically the piper "… picked up his pipes, he started to play,
Some one got foolin’ about
And cut a great hole in the bag of his pipes
And here is the tune that came out: "

So lads, what was the tune? A search on Google has helpfully come up with the following:

"Naaaaa, needeleedelum needeligh needeleedeleedel
num nee nigh daloh dalah daleedeleedel
lumdeeligh daligh daloh dadeedeleedel
dalumdeeligh dalohdaleedeleedeligh"

Surely you musical types can work it out from that ;-)

Here is the link anyway

https://youtu.be/SuDuvbDFdis

Re: What was the tune that came out of the bag of the pipes at Mrs Gilhooley’s Party ?

Yup, it’s definitely a bit of The Colliers Reel.

Re: What was the tune that came out of the bag of the pipes at Mrs Gilhooley’s Party ?

We used to do a version of that song and called it ‘The Piper that Played before Moses’ (whether temporally or positionally was always unclear). Anyway, the bridge was always Lark in the Morning. Thus the song and the bridge were both in 6/8, making it easy for others to join in.

Sorry to be so boring. 8)

Re: What was the tune that came out of the bag of the pipes at Mrs Gilhooley’s Party ?

I have a concert recording of Seamus Ennis where he sings "The Piper that Played before Moses," or, to give its correct title, "The Old Piper," where he states that it was composed by Carl Hardebeck, a collector/arranger of Irish music; and that he wrote as a parody of pipers and the pipes, which he despised. This is a wholly different song than Mrs Gilhooley’s Party, too.

Also putting the Collier’s to use: John Griffin, "The 5th Avenue Busman" Flute, Vocals. Why she couldn’t drink her tea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHAvch1VzWo