Tumble The Tinker jig

Also known as Dermot Byrne’s.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

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Tumble The Tinker appears in 1 other tune collection.

Tumble The Tinker has been added to 7 tune sets.

Tumble The Tinker has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Tumble The Tinker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dc|BAG GDG|GBd gdc|BAG GDG|A2 G Adc|
BAG GDG|GBd gdB|cec BdB|A2 G A:|
|:Bc|ded BGB|def gdB|ded BGB|A2 G ABc|
[1 ded BGB|def gdB|cec BdB|A2 G A:|
[2 ded def|gba gdB|cec BdB|A2 G A||
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Seven comments

Playing away in preparation for International Uilleann Pipes Day, this one rolled out of the bag.

It’s one of those itinerant tunes that comes up every now and again. There’s a version in O’Neill’s Waifs and strays.

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Two small typos: missing bar line in the 3rd line and I think the second b in the last line should be a B.

Also, the BC at the end of the 1st ending to the B-part is redundant, since it already appears as the pick-up on the repeat.

Thanks Gary. Fixed.

Posted .

To honour our Prof, I gonna try it on my C narrow chanter!

I like those drops to the low D in bars 1, 3 and 5 a lot! I also like to do this a bit more often as variations. Carrying it to extremes:

X: 2
T: Tumble The Tinker
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|:dc|BAG GDG|GBd gdc|BAG GDG| ADG Adc|
BAG GDG|GBd gdB|cde dcB|ADG A :|
|:Bc|ded BGD|def gdB|ded BGD|ADG ABc|
ded BGD|def gdB|cde dcB|ADG A:|