A Tailor I Am jig

Also known as Paddy Cronin’s.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

A Tailor I Am has been added to 11 tune sets.

A Tailor I Am has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|BGB dBB|GBA G2B|dcB c2d|ecA Adc|
BGB dBB|GBA G2B|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
|:d|dBd g2a|bfa g2e|dcB c2d|ecA A2a|
afd g2a|bfa g2e|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
2
X: 2
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BGB dBA | GBA GAB | dcB c2d | ecA Adc |
BGB dBA | GBA GAB | dcB Adc | BGF Gdc :|
|: dBd g2a | bga g2e | dcB c2d | ecA Aff |
dBd g2a | bga g2e | dcB Adc | BGF G3 :|
3
X: 3
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|~B3 dBA|GBA G2B|dcB c2d|ecA Adc|
BAB dBA|GBA G2B|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
|:d|dBd g2a|bga g2e|dcB c2d|ecA A2 3(e/f/g) |
afd g2a|bga g2e|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
4
X: 4
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BGB dBA | GBA GAB | dcB c2d | ecA Adc |
BGB dBA | GBA GAB | dcB Adc | BGF Gdc :|
|: dBd g2a | bga g2e | dcB c2d | ecA Aff |
dBd g2a | bga g2e | dcB Adc | BGF G3 :|
5
X: 5
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dc | ~B3 dBA | GBA G2B | dcB c2d | ecA c/d/ec |
BAB dBA | GBA G2B | dcB Adc | BGF G :|
|: Bc | dBd g2a | bga fge | dcB c2d | ecA A e/f/g |
afd g2a | bga fge | dcB Adc | BGF G :|

Ten comments

Paddy Cronin’s Jig

This is a very basic version of the tune learned from the fiddle playing of Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdagg87Qxn0


As he comments in the clip, he doesn’t have a name for this jig but learned from the playing of Paddy Cronin, hence the title. If you happen to know a more imaginative title of this tune, please inform me.

I was just about to post this and, lo and behold…

Thanks for beating me to the punch on this one, slainte. The tune shows up on Paudie O’Connor & John O’Brien’s CD, "Wind & Reeds". They also credit the tune to Paddy Cronin (one of my all-time FAVORITE fiddlers, by the way) under the title "A Tailor I Am". So there you go. When I get a second, I’ll post their more detailed setting of the tune as an ABC in this comments section. It’s quite lovely!

Thanks Jay for the correct title of this tune. Hope you can find time to transcribe O’Connor & O’Brien version of it.

Tell Her I Am

Martin Wynne once told me that the "correct" name for "Tell Her I Am" was "A Tailor I Am." I’m not sure if that was something he recalled from his own local tradition or if he had come across the "Tailor" title in some old collection. The two tunes don’t seem to be related otherwise. .

This tune appears as on…

…"Na Fir Bolg" by Jack Talty and Cormac Begley, where they state it comes from the playing of Paddy Cronin, after whom they name it.

There’s a ‘A Tailor I Am’ on page 134 of "Tunes of the Munster Pipers" but t’ain’t this ‘un.

David

The setting from Jack Talty

The setting from Jack Talty and Cormac Begley on ‘Na Fir Bolg’ is slightly different:

X: 1
T: A Tailor I Am
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|~B3 dBA|GBA G2B|dcB c2d|ecA Adc|
BAB dBA|GBA G2B|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|
|:d|dBd g2a|bga g2e|dcB c2d|ecA A2 3(e/f/g) |
afd g2a|bga g2e|dcB Adc|BGG G2:|

Paddy Cronin’s

This great jig (from probably my favorite track of the Teada recording, "Ceol & Cuimhne")
was posted by Lon Dubh on the page for "Paddy Cronin’s Reel".
He posted it as a jig, but I guess it somehow got "corrected" to have 4/4 reel time signature on that page.
Because people should be able to find this tune by seaching for "Paddy Cronin’s Jig", I decided to start a new page for it.

Re: Paddy Cronin’s

jig Páddy Ó Cróinín

A Tailor I Am, X:5

Variation heard in Austin, TX. Especially like the alternating walk-down in the 2nd measure of the B section.