Around the World for Sport
Anyone know which sport we’re referring to?
Traveling around the world, I’d assume.
Maybe it was with a fridge.
I submitted this tune as a suggestion to play after Drowsy Maggie (discussions Oct 2/02).
Has a strong driving rythme, nice on the fiddle. (Guitar’s go crazy!).
Rhythm, (can’t spell).
Around the World with a Refrigerator For Sport, also known as More Power to Your Lumbar, or the Hernia Full of Stitches.
It’s a good tune, Kenn.
Jackie Daly and Seamus Creagh have a slightly different version called The Rambler in Cork:
G2BG FGA=c|B2BA BEEF|G2BG FABc|1 dBAG FDEF:|2 dBAd BEE2
|:g2fg edBA|G2(3BAG Bdef|1 g2fg edBc|dBAG FDD2:|2 gfed efge|dBAF DFAF||
The Sword In The Hand
Source: Matt Molloy & Sean Keane: "Contentment Is Wealth"
Transcription: Gian marco Pietrasanta
a reel version of the Leitrim jig. On their record Out of the wind.. The Bothy band started the set with the jig and then played the reel.
This is similar to Around the World for Sport:
Around The World For Sport
I’ve always known this tune as With Sword In Hand.Isn’t Around The World an alternative title for The Wise Maid? David Meredith
I think you’re thinking of All Around The World which is an alternate title for The Wise Maid. It’s easy to see how that could be confused with Around The World For Sport.
You could combine The Wise Maid, Sporting Paddy and this tune into a set and call it All Around The World For Sporting Paddy. 🙂
Around The World For Sport/The Sword In Hand/The Cork Rambler
I know this one as "The Sword In Hand", also posted by Pants @ https://thesession.org/tunes/1425. The O’Neill’s setting of "Around The World For Sport" is very similar, but resembles more closely the jig that goes by that name: https://thesession.org/tunes/3149
~G3B A2dc|BdAc BEEF|~G3B A2dc|BGAG FDEF|~G3B A2dc|BdAc BEEF|G2GF GAB^c|dBAG FDDf||
gfef g2ef|geag fddf|gfef gfed|BdAG FDDf|
gfef g2bg|fgag fddf|gbaf gfed|BdAG FDEF||
It also resembles "The Rambler In Cork" posted by David. The 3 tunes/settings are clearly closely related.
Go here for an intereting version of this a different key https://thesession.org/tunes/4331.
This song’s great—and the Tony Hawks fridge references at the begining of this post only added to the enjoyment! Someone should create a jig or a ballad in honor of his adventures!
check the 6/8jig: The Leitrim Fancy https://thesession.org/tunes/467
for stunning similarity.
The Bothyband played them in succession on ‘Out of the Wind’.
"Sport" is an irish gaelic word and it means "have fun", in that case with music 🙂
The Sword In the Hand
John Vesey plays this on his album ‘The First Month of Spring’ (1977) as "Wynnie Flynn’s".
As played by the Bothy Band.