The Humours Of Whiskey slip jig

Also known as How About Whiskey Instead?, The Humors Of Whiskey, The Humors Of Whisky, The Humours Of Whisky.

There are 56 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Cock And The Hen (a few times), Hardiman The Fiddler (a few times) and The Fairy (a few times).

The Humours Of Whiskey has been added to 1 tune set.

The Humours Of Whiskey has been added to 133 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Whiskey
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B2A BEE BEE|B2A BGE FED|B2A BEE BEE|DFG A2G FED|
B2A Bee ~B3|B2A Beg fed|B2A BEE BEE|DFG A2G FED|:
G2A B2A BcA|~G3 B2d eAA|G2A B2A B2d|eAA A2G FED:|
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Whiskey
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GAB ~E3 ~E3 | GAB ~E3 AFD | GAB ~E3 ~E3 | FED AdB AFD :||
|: GAB BdB BdB | ~G3 BdB AFD | GAB BdB ~B3 | cBA AdB AFD :||
# Added .
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Whiskey
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
BcA BEE BEE|FAA A2G FED:||
G2A BcA Bcd|eAA A2G FED:||
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Whiskey
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
BcA BEE BEE|BcA BGE FED|BcA BGE BGE|F2A ABG FED:|
G2A BcA BcA|G2A Bcd ecA|G2A BcA Bcd|ecA ABG FED:|
X: 5
T: The Humours Of Whiskey
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:BcA BEE BEE|BcA BEE FED|BcA BEE BEE|FAA ABG FED|
BcA BEE BEE|BcA BEE FED|BcA BEE BEE|FAA ABG FED||
|:G2A B2A BcA|G3 Bcd ecA|G2A BcA Bcd|ecA A2G FED|
G2A BcA BcA|G3 Bcd ecA|G2A BcA Bcd|ecA A2G FED||
# Added by JACKB .

Twelve comments

Who knows the real name of this tune?

I (we) call this tune "Tribal Jig", but isn’t the real name.

“tribal jig” real title

It’s not "Dever the Dancer". I like very much this "tribal Jig" and I’d like put it in our next album.
So i need the real title.

Certainly not “Dever the Dancer”

Also related to a slip jig I have submitted under Gan Ainm
https://thesession.org/tunes/3999 which I now know as a version of "Humours of Whiskey"

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Up and Down Again?

In some ways it’s similar to a slip jig in O’Neill’s called Up and Down Again. As follies:

X: 1
T: Up and Down Again
S: O’Neill’s
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: G
|: GAB ~E3 ~E3 | GAB ~E3 AFD | GAB ~E3 ~E3 | FED AdB AFD :||
|: GAB BdB BdB | ~G3 BdB AFD | GAB BdB ~B3 | cBA AdB AFD :||

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The Old Way

This is the old way I learned this tune, as played
by the The Chieftains 2 Album. Track 10.
The Humours of Whiskey / Hardiman the Fiddler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chieftains_2
or hear it on my you tube channel..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=283IxIfBesM&list=UU-gqzf_ikbQ8LZe1nz8r92Q&index=1&feature=plcp

The new ways ok But, all they done was put silly note’s
into it lifted up the key to B minor but !
” Totally Lost the Swing of the Tune ”

jim,,,

X:1
T:Humours of Whiskey
S:Chieftains 2 Album. Track 10.
M:9/8
R:jig
K:Em
BcA BEE BEE|BcA BEE FED |
BcA BEE BEE|FAA A2G FED:||
G2A BcA BcA|G2A Bcd eAA |
G2A BcA Bcd|eAA A2G FED:||

Matters of perspective

Back then Jim ‘The Chieftains’ were considered the ‘new’ wave and way… :-D

Setting #4

is as played by Catherine McEvoy at Cuisle Cheoil.

A little different chording

Lately, I tend to play it with these chords:
Em Bm Bm/Em Bm F#m/Em Bm G/A A A
D D A / D D G / D D G/A A A