T: Ask My Father
|: BAG | FED DED| BGD DED | ABA B2 G | ABA A2 G |
FED DED | BGD DED | G2 B AGF | D3 :|
|: efg | fed efg | f2 d cAF | ABA dBG| ABA B2 g |
fed efg | f2 d cAF | D2 B AGF | D3 :|
There is 1 recording of this tune.
Ask My Father has been added to 8 tunebooks.
I know there’s a slide published before with the same title as this, but I think this jig is different.
It is I think the composition is of one Séamus Ó Dálaigh (Seamus Daly) of the area of Westmeath in the midlands of Ireland.
How my family obtained this manuscript in their possession is not known, or who it was that notated it.
I am unable to decipher the date on this manuscript as it is torn where it appears. But I believe it was composed sometime in the early part of the nineteenth century, before the great famine.
I’d say that’s a transcription of the 12/8 "Ask My Father" that’s full of mistakes. Either that or it’s the original which has been improved on. Just my opinion, and I could be wrong on both counts.
It is unmistakably a version of the same tune (see
https://thesession.org/tunes/2288 ). I’d have reservations about calling it an erroneous transcription, as it is consistent in its discrepancies with the more familiar variant.