Munster Buttermilk jig

Also known as The Boats Of Killaloe, The Bridge Of Athlone, Carty’s, Christmas Day In The Morning, Frank Stamp’s, Paddy Haverty’s, Sports Of Multyfarnham, The Sports Of Multyfarnham.

There are 70 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Old Favourite (lots of times), The Sweets Of May (a few times), The Battering Ram (a few times), I Will If I Can (a few times) and Jimmy Ward’s (a few times).

Munster Buttermilk has been added to 24 tune sets.

Munster Buttermilk has been added to 370 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Munster Buttermilk
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gfg age|d2B BAB|d2B BAB|dBG G2d|
gfg age|d2B BAB|dBG GAB|A3 G3:|
|:d2e g2a|b2b bag|a2a age|gfg age|
d2e g2a|b2b bag|age dgb|a3 g3:||
X: 2
T: Munster Buttermilk
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dcd edB | A2 F FEF | A2 F FEF | AFE DFA |
dcd edB | A2 F FEF | AFE DEF | EFE D2 :|
A2 B d2 e | ~f3 fed | ~e3 edB | ~d3 edB |
A2 B d2 e | ~f3 fed | edB ABd | efe d2 :|
X: 3
T: Munster Buttermilk
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 f edB | BAF FEF | ADD DFA | BAF DFA |
d2 f edB | BAF FEF | ADD DEF | EDD D3 :|
|: BAF AAd | efa ffe | fge edB | ddd edB |
AFA d2 e | faf fed | edB Adf | edd d3 :|
X: 4
T: Munster Buttermilk
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A|d2f edB | AFF FEF | AFF FEF |AFE D2 A|
d2f edB | AFF FEF | AFE DEF | E3 D2 :|
A|A2 B d2e| ~f3 fed | ~f3 fed | efe edB|
A2 B d2e| ~f3 fed |e2 e f2 e|d3 d2:|
X: 5
T: Munster Buttermilk
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
f|:~g2 g age|d2B BAB|d2B BAB|dBG GBd|
~g2 g age|d2B BAB|dBA GAB|[1 ABA GBd:|[2 ABA G2 B||
d2e g2a|b2b bag|aba age|gab age|
d2e g2a|b2b bag|age deg|[1 aba g2 e:|[2 aba g2 f|]
X: 6
T: Munster Buttermilk
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
f ||: g2 g age | dBA B3 | dBA B3 | dBA GBd |
| g2 g age | dBA B3 | dBA GAB | ABA G3 :||
||: dBd g2 g | b2 b bag | a2 a age | g3 age |
| dBd g2 g | b2 b bag | age deg | a3 g3 :||

Sixteen comments

Mubster Buttermilk

Note: This is not the same tune as the "Munster Buttermilk" given on the database as an alternative name for "Behind the Haystack".

Munster Buttermilk

Sorry about the typo in the title of the previous posting! Why do they put "b" and "n" next to each other on the keyboard? :-)

Sports of Mutfarnan

Two years later someone comes along with an alternative title. I hope it’s picked up by someone. I have this as Sports of Multfarnan and play it in the key of ‘D’

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Bridge of Athlone

If you want a tune for the dance "The Bridge of Athlone", you will need a three-part jig, like the other tune called "Munster Buttermilk". Alternatively, you have to play it AABBAB, which is a pain, speaking as an old barn-dance musician.

Very odd to see it not in D.

Since the only recordings I know of it are Denis Murphy, then Mick o’Brien and Caoimhin o’Raghallaigh. Must be a Sliabh Luachra thing?

—DtM

“Christmas Day in the Morning” ~ which some also think of as a slide

X: 2
T: Christmas Day in the Morning
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: D Major
|: A |
dcd edB | A2 F FEF | A2 F FEF | AFE DFA |
dcd edB | A2 F FEF | AFE DEF | EFE D2 :|
|: B |
A2 B d2 e | ~f3 fed | ~e3 edB | ~d3 edB |
A2 B d2 e | ~f3 fed | edB ABd | efe d2 :|

# Posted (as 12/8) on June 27th 2007 by cheshire puddy tat

“Munster Buttermilk”

~ the Denis Murphy jig off "Star Above the Garter"

|: d2 f edB | BAF FEF | ADD DFA | BAF DFA |
d2 f edB | BAF FEF | ADD DEF | EDD D3 :|
|: BAF AAd | efa ffe | fge edB | ddd edB |
AFA d2 e | faf fed | edB Adf | edd d3 :|

# Posted on June 27th 2007 by Dan the Man

“Frank Stamp’s” ~ Newfoundland

It’s been recorded in D in Newfoundland a couple of times recently, under the name "Frank Stamp’s". As near as I can tell, they play just one phrase differently from what is listed above as "Christmas Day in the Morning". I think it also cropped up once recently in D in our local session, which is very far from Newfoundland, alas.

# Posted on June 27th 2007 by Sol Foster

“Munster Buttermilk” ~ different cultures ;-)

There are multiple tunes with the name "Munster Buttermilk." Don’t confuse this two-part jig with the "Munster Buttermilk" also known as "Behind the Haystack," a tune in D with three parts.

"Behind the Haystack" / "Munster Buttermilk"
https://thesession.org/tunes/358

# Posted on June 27th 2007 by AlBrown

Munster Buttermik

When I first learnt this jig we played in in the key of G. and we called it Munster Buttermilk. I also knew it as Christmas Day in Morning, which makes me think maybe the tune had words to it to do with Christmas.

As played by ^slainte’:
T: Christmas Day In The Morning
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
A|d2f edB | AFF FEF | AFF FEF |AFE D2 A|
d2f edB | AFF FEF | AFE DEF | E3 D2 :|
A|A2 B d2e| ~f3 fed | ~f3 fed | efe edB|
A2 B d2e| ~f3 fed |e2 e f2 e|d3 d2:|

Munster Buttermilk

Also on Packie Byrne and Bonnie Shaldjean’s "The Half Door", on Dingles, where they play it in D. It’s nice in D