The Soup Dragon jig

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The Soup Dragon has been added to 45 tune sets.

The Soup Dragon has been added to 164 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

1
X: 1
T: The Soup Dragon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:e|fBB BAB|eff fed|eee e2d|eff ede|
fBB BAB|eff fed|eee f2e|dBA B2:|
e|faa afd|eff fed|eee e2 d|eff ede|
faa afd|eff fed|eee f2e|dBA Bz e||
faa afd|eff fed|eee e2 d|eff ede|
fBB BAB|eff fed|eee f2e|dBA B2|
2
X: 2
T: The Soup Dragon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:A|BEE EDE|ABB BAG|~A3 A2G|ABB AGA|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|~A3 B2A|GED E2:|
A|Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA A2 G|AAA AGA|
Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA B2A|GED Ez A|
|Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA A2 G|A.B.B {d}BAG|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|AzA JB2A|GED E2|
3
X: 3
T: The Soup Dragon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
uA|: BEE EDE|ABB BAG|AAA A2-G|ABB AGA|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|AAA-B2A|GED-E2 A:|
Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA A2-G|ABB AGA|
Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA-B2A|GED-E2 A||
Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA A2-G|ABB AGA|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|AAA-B2A|GED-E3 ||
4
X: 4
T: The Soup Dragon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
A|: "E" BEE "E" EDE | "A" ABB "B" BAG| "A" AAA "A"A2G| "A" ABB "A"AGA|
"E" BEE "E" EDE | "A" ABB "B" BAG | "A" AAA "B"B2A|"G" GED "E"E2 A:|
"B" Bdd "D" dBG| "A" ABB "B" BAG| "A" AAA "A"A2G| "A" ABB "A"AGA|
[1 "B" Bdd "D" dBG| "A" ABB "B" BAG| "A" AAA "B"B2A|"G" GED "E"E2 A:|
[2 "E" BEE "E" EDE | "A" ABB "B" BAG | "A" AAA "B"B2A|"G" GED "E"E2 A||
5
X: 5
T: The Soup Dragon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
A|: BEE D3|ABB BAG|A3 A2G|ABB AGA|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|A3 B2A|GED E2 A:||
|:Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|A3 A2 G|ABB AGA|
Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|A3 B2A|GED E2 A||
Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|A3 D3|ABB AGA|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|A3 B2A|GED E3 ||
# Added by JACKB .
6
X: 6
T: The Soup Dragon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
uA|: BEE EDE|ABB BAG|AAA A2G|ABB AGA|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|AGA-B2 A|GED E3 A:|
Bdd dBG|FGA BAG|AAA A2 G|ABB AGA|
Bdd dBG|FGA BAG|AAA-B2A|GED E2 A||
Bdd dBG|FGA BAG|AAA A2 G|ABB AGA|
BEE EDE|ABB GAB|AGA-B2A|GED E3 ||
7
X: 7
T: The Soup Dragon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: fBB BAB | eff fed | ~e3 ede | fed ede |
fBB BAB | eff fed | ~e3 f2e | dBA B2 f :|
:| faa afd | eff fed |~e3 ede | fed ede |
|1 faa afd | eff fed |~e3 f2e | dBA B2 f :|
|2 fBB BAB | eff fed | ~e3 f2e | dBA Bz f |]
8
X: 8
T: The Soup Dragon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
e|: fBB BAB|eff fed|eee e2d|eff ede|
fBB BAB|eff fed|eee f2e|dBA B2e:|
faa afd|eff fed|eee e2 d|eff ede|
[1 faa afd|eff fed|eee f2e|dBA B2e:|
[2 fBB BAB|eff fed|eee f2e|dBA B3 ||

Twenty-three comments

donaidh send me this lovely tune as a pdf and I have rewritten it as an abc.
Have fun!

the tune is by Gordon Duncan

Whistle

anyone know what make of whistle Julie Fowlis is playing on this clip and where I could get one from?

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Whistle

Thanks for that, bogman, much appreciated. All I require now is a currency converter and possibly where in England they might be obtainable from.

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You need to order them directly from the website, there’s a waiting list.

Version e minor with some variations

K:Em
|:A|BEE EDE|ABB BAG|~A3 A2G|ABB AGA|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|~A3 B2A|GED E2:|
A|Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA A2 G|AAA AGA|
Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA B2A|GED Ez A|
|Bdd dBG|ABB BAG|AAA A2 G|A.B.B {d}BAG|
BEE EDE|ABB BAG|AzA JB2A|GED E2|

Julie plays it half a tone higher in the key of Cm - is it an Eb Whistle?

Wolfstone

This sounds like the final tune in "the panda" on Almost an Island….

And you’re right, it is.

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Re: The Soup Dragon

What type of fiddle is Duncan Chisolm using in the video above? Does Anyone Know?

Re: The Soup Dragon

I don’t know . It sounds nice though doesn’t it.

Re: The Soup Dragon

By the way I am not Related to Jamie Clarke we just share our first name.I am a Jamie Macmillan

Re: The Soup Dragon

Sorry, Ignore That, It was my brother on my acount. I was just looking for music for the soup dragon right now to give to a friend to learn on the whistle and saw those 3 comments. sorry about that but I just fealt that I had to clarify

Re: The Soup Dragon

Oops, setting 3 should have a double at the end of the last line. 🙂

Re: The Soup Dragon

Can spmeonr please let me know the origin of this tune, composer etc. I like to acknowledge wher I can. Thankyou Áine Brennan

Re: The Soup Dragon

Aine, the composer is Gordon Duncan as mentioned above by Swiss piper, nine years ago.
The Soup Dragon was a creature on the animated TV show The Clangers. Not sure who Gordon’s soup dragon was.

Re: Sheet music

Searching sheet music for a reel, called "all dogs around", brilliantly played by Donal Murphy on accordion, may be there is another name for the tune? Peter Knaus, Jona / Switzerland

Re: The Soup Dragon

Hi Peter—
To ask for tune names, head over to “DISCUSSIONS” and post the question. You’ll get a lot of answers! 🙂