Sir Roger de Coverley
A great tune but best played for the dance. Its been around for ages. The Angels of the North claim to be the first band to play it in the new millenium,making it atleast five separate centuries in which itisknown tohave been played (and danced)
Angelsof the North
Roger De Coverley
I’ve just noticed , there is a part missing. If you do the dance you need a fourth part to make it work.
T:Sir Roger de Coverley
S:MacDonald – Skye Collection
D|:G2G G2e dBG|A2QA ABG FED|G2G G2e def|g2G GAG FED:|
|:dBd ece dBG|[F2A2][AA] ABG FED|dBd ece def|g2G GAG FED:|
|:gag f2e dBG|[F2A2][AA] ABA FED|gag f2e def|g2g gag fed:|
“Sir Roger De Coverley” ~ slip jig ~ a duplication with the missing 4th
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 8th 2007 by Joe CSS.
T: Sir Roger De Coverley
R: slip jig
|: G2 G G2 e dBG | E2 A ABG FED | G2 G G2 e def | g2 G GAG FED :|
|: dBd ece dBG | E2 A ABG FED | dBd ece def | g2 G GAG FED :|
|: gag f2 e dBG | E2 A ABG FED | gag f2 e def | g2 G GAG FED :|
|: dcB cBA BAG | E2 A ABG FED | dcB cBA Bcd | g2 G GAG FED :|
Great quintissentially English slip jig, but………. I just realized it’s already on here. As I was just about to submit it, I saw the warning sign that "there is another tune called Sir Roger De Coverly on the database", but my finger had already clicked "submit" by the time my brain registered it.
But hey, it includes the extra part that the other version misses out, so this one has some use, I guess…
I seem to do this a lot… 😏
# Posted on July 8th 2007 by Joe CSS
But hey, you did finally offer it with the 4th part…
I have always known this as a three-part dance and use the version here submitted by gravelwalks. will continue using this until someone requests to do a four part version of the dance. At least I am now fully prepared.
Charles Dickens must have thought this a grand tune and dance, as quoted from his opus "A Christmas Carol"…
"But the great effect of the evening came after the Roast and Boiled, when the fiddler struck up "Sir Roger de Coverley…"
So, the corollary of this must be… play the dickens out of it.
“Sir Roger de Coverley” ~ quintissentially universally appealing 😉
Tavelling all over Ireland, I can’t think of an older musician/dancer who didn’t mention this tune and dance… Some specific geographic areas ~ Tory Island, Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh, Monaghan, Dublin, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary, Cork ~ well, you get the idea. It was a popular dance and tune, and that includes all across North America and beyond to Australia and other climes… So, not just an ‘English’ thing, despite it’s title. The classic North American "Virginia Reel" is also attributed to this earlier parent…