T: Jack Ryan's
|:E|DG GA|B2 AG|EA A2|EA A2|
DG GA|B2 AB|d2 cA|AG G:|
|:A|Bd dc|B2 AG|EA A2|EA A2|
Bd dc|B2 AB|d2 cA|AG G:|
Also known as Fág A’ Bealach, Ta Dha Ghabbhairin Bhui Agam.
There are 11 recordings of this tune.
Jack Ryan's has been added to 15 tunebooks.
This wee tune was taught by Maureen McGrattan to our lad this summer at Willie Clancy. Reminded me a bit of An Gabhairín Buí when I heard it - was looking around to see if there was a name for it for him, but doesn’t seem to be here or elsewhere?
It’s in the book ‘An Pota Stóir’ under the above name; additionally, it’s notated in the key of A.
Thanks David, the collective wisdom here always surprises me. ‘An Pota Stóir’ seems to be a collection of Chorca Dhuibne music - I suppose it literally means the ‘pot of knowledge’ or just ‘the collection’?
Ah yes, I see it trips off handily enough in A as well. I suppose Maureen gave it in G, to avoid all the youngsters whistles falling on the floor on the C#’s!!
Thus is the version recorded by ‘Teada’ on their CD ‘Inne Amarach’ track 4 first tune.
I have transposed that as played by the Melodeon (2nd tme through the tune as recorded).
T: Ta Dha Ghaibbhairin Bhui Agam
K: G maj
DG GA | Bd A>G | EA A/B/A/G/ | EA AG/E/ | DG GA | Bd A2 | GE ED/E/ | GE EG/E/ |
DG GA | Bd A>G | EA A/B/A/G/ | EA AG/A/ | Bd dc | Bd AB/A/ | GE ED/E/ | GE E2 ||
Bd dc | Bd A>G | EA A/B/A/G/ | EA AG/A/ | Bd dc | Bd AB/A/ | GE ED/E/ | GE E2 |
Bd dc | Bd A>G | EA A/B/A/G/ | EA AG/A/ | Bd dc | Bd A2 | GE ED/E/ | GE E2 ||