Top The Candle slip jig

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Top The Candle appears in 2 other tune collections.

Top The Candle has been added to 1 tune set.

Top The Candle has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Top The Candle
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D3 A2D F2D|c2E E2F G2E|D3 A2D F2D|A2D D2F E2D:|
f3 e2d c2A|B2e e2d c2A|1 B3 A2G F2D|
A2D D2F E2D:|2 B/c/B2 A2G F2E|D2F E2G F2E||
# Added by fiel .
2
X: 2
T: Top The Candle
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DED A2F F2D|C2E E2F G2E|DED A2D F2D|A,2D D2F ED2:|
f2g/f/ e2d c2A|B2e e2d c2A|B2c/B/ A2G FD2|A,2D D2F ED2|
f2g/f/ e2d c2A|B2e e2d c2A|B3 A2G FE2|DF2 EF2 F2E||
3
X: 3
T: Top The Candle
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(DED) AzF F2D|C2E- EzF G2E|(DED) AzD F2D|A,2D- DzF ED2:|
(f2g/f/) ezd c2A|Bze- ezd c2A|(B2c/B/) AzG FD2|A,2D- DzF ED2|
(f2g/f/) ezd c2A|Bze- ezd c2A|B3 A2G FE2|(DF)z (EG)z F2E||
4
X: 4
T: Top The Candle
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GAG d2B B2G|F2A A2B c2A|GAG d2G B2G|D2G G2F G3:|
BcB A2G F2D|E2A A2G F2D|EFE D3 B2G|D2G G2F G2A|
BcB A2G F2D|E2A A2G F2A|e3 d2c B2A|D2G G2F G3||
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

From Brian McNamara’s Irish piper’s 2004 CD Fort of Jewels

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Top The Candle

It is called Top The Candle on that recording.

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"Top The Candle"

It refers to dancing and snuffing out a candle with ones steps…

Top The Candle, X:2

Here’s a simplified version of the setting in O’Neill’s 1001. I’ll post a direct translation to ABC as well.

Top The Candle, X:3

Here’s a direct transcription of tune #428 in O’Neill’s 1001, other than the last bar which is written in a way that seems to be a transcription error: (D/F/)z (E/G/)z F2E