I’ll Mend Your Pots And Kettles - O march

Also known as The Ennis March, I’ll Mend Your Pots And Keetles O, I’ll Mend Your Pots And Keetles O’, I’ll Mend Your Pots And Kettles, I’ll Mend Your Pots And Kettles O, I’ll Mend Your Pots And Kettles Oh!, I’ll Mend Your Pots And Kettles-O.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

I’ll Mend Your Pots And Kettles - O has been added to 2 tune sets.

I'll Mend Your Pots And Kettles - O has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: I'll Mend Your Pots And Kettles - O
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dggf/2g/2 afge|dggf/2g/2 fdzB/2c/2|dggf/2g/2 afge|dcAc BGzB/2c/2|
dggf/2g/2 afge|dggf/2g/2 fdzg/2a/2|bgaf gdze|1 dcAc BGzb/2c/2:|2 dcAc BGzD||
|:GGBB dedc|BdcA AGzD|GGBB ddgf/2g/2|agag fdzc|
BBcc ddgg/2a/2|bgaf g2zg/2a/2|bgaf gdze|1 dcAc BGzd:|2 dcAc BGz2||
2
X: 2
T: I'll Mend Your Pots And Kettles - O
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B/c/|dggf/g/ afg2 |dgge/g/ fdd>c|dggf/g/ afg2 |d>cAd BGG :|
[|D |GGBB d>edA|BdcA AGG>A|BBcB/c/ dggf/g/|a>gag fdd>c |
BBcB/c/ dgg>a|bgaf g2g>a|bgaf gdd2 |d>cAd BGG |]

Eleven comments

Cherish the Ladies recording

This March is included on the Song: An Poc Ar Buile (The Mad Puck Goat) on the album The Boys won’t leave the Girls alone.
A version of this included in O’Neils Music of Ireland with a tempo of "Playfully" given.

"Reel"y a March

This is actually a march, but I couldn’t find "march" in the drop-down selection list. Sorry. Also It looks like I messed up on the abc; some of those high "b"s should actually be an octave lower - "b/2c/2|d" should be "B/2c/2|d". I’ve corrected the abc but the sheet music is wrong. Sorrry again. - ralph

Composer…

If it’s the same tune, in the book "Brendan Breathnach - The Man And His Music", it’s claimed that this march was composed by one James O’Neill.
A favourite tune of mine since hearing Cathal McConnell and the "Boys Of The Lough" playing it, later reinforced by the recordings made of it by Harry Bradley and Michael Clarkson. I only recently discovered Mary Rafferty’s version, which is also superb.

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Kenny’s ‘one’ James O Neill refers to Francis O’Neill’s scribe.

Versions by Séamus Ennis and Willie Clancy should probably be mentioned as highly influential ones.

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Prof, has there ever been released a commercial recording of Willie Clancy playing this one? I’d love to have that for the ears, and the heart too…

Not sure, I can ofcourse always e-m ail the MP3.

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Thanks for that, Prof.

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If I can find it, first attempt to locate it failed although I am sure I have a recording of him playing it.

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OK, found it, sent.

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Brilliant! Go raibh ma’agat….

Danú Version

I just roughed the Danú version of this tune, and thought I’d share.