The Lady On The Boat jig

Also known as The Bugle Horn March, The Bugle Horn, The Bugle March, The Bugle Quickstep, The Bugle, Fermanagh Quickstep, The Lady In The Boat, McCarthy’s Quickstep.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Lady On The Boat has been added to 1 tune set.

The Lady On The Boat has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Lady On The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dfA d2A|dfA d2f|a2f fed|efe ecA|
dfA d2A|dfA d2f|a2f efe|d3 d2a:|
|:f3 gfg|a3 f2g|a2f fed|efe ecA|
f3 gfg|a3 f2g|agf gec|ded d3:||
X: 2
T: The Lady On The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GBD G2 D | GBD G2 B | d2 B GAB | ABA AFD |
GBD G2 D | GBD G2 B | d2 B AGA | BGF G2 :|
B3 cBc | d2 B d2 e | dcB BAG | BAA AGA |
BAB cBc | d2 ^c d2 e | dcB AGA | BGF G2 :|
B3 cBc | d3 B2 c | dcB BAG | A3 ABc |
B3 cBc | d3 B2 c | dcB cAF | AGG G2 :|
X: 3
T: The Lady On The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:GBD G2D|GBD G2B| d2B GAB|ABA A2D|
GBD G2D|GBD G2B|d2B AGA|1 BGG G2D:|2 BGG G2A||
BAB cBc|~d3 B2d|dcB BAG|BAA AGA|BAB cBc|~d3 B2d|
dcB AGA|BGG G2A|BAB cBc|~d3 B2d|dcB BAG|
BAA A2D|GBD G2D|GBD G2B|d2B AGA| BGG G3||
X: 4
T: The Lady On The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | dfA d2 A | dfA d2 f | a2 f fed | efe ecA |
dfA d2 A | dfA d2 f | a2 f efe | d3 d2 :|
|: g | f2 f gfg |a3 f2 g | a2 f fed | efe ecA |
f2 f gfg | a3 f2 g | a2 f efe | d3 d2 :|
X: 5
T: The Lady On The Boat
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | dfA d2A | dfA d2f | a2f fed | e3 ecA |
dfA d2A | dfA d2f | a2f efe | d3 d2 :||
|: g | f3 gfg |a3 f2g | a2f fed | e3 ecA |
f3 gfg | a3 f2g | a2f efe | d3 d2 :||
# Added by JACKB .

Eleven comments

Source: New England Fiddler’s Repertoire

“The Lady on the Boat” / “The Bugle March” ~ G Major

K: G Major
|: D |
GBD G2 D | GBD G2 B | d2 B GAB | ABA AFD |
GBD G2 D | GBD G2 B | d2 B AGA | BGF G2 :|
|: A |
B3 cBc | d2 B d2 e | dcB BAG | BAA AGA |
BAB cBc | d2 ^c d2 e | dcB AGA | BGF G2 :|

And another way with the B-part:

|: A |
B3 cBc | d3 B2 c | dcB BAG | A3 ABc |
B3 cBc | d3 B2 c | dcB cAF | AGG G2 :|

Is that a transcription of the Glasgow City Police Pipe Band version or is it your own?

The transcription in G Major above isn’t from the band’s playing. It is just from memory and notes… We would have played it for dancers and dancing…

Right. So. Source = c’s own memory. But can it be trusted, I wonder. Do you even trust it yourself, ‘c’? What time did you put that chicken in the oven? Just think, someone will stumble upon your post in 200 years’ time, and they’ll go: ‘I like it in G… oo, maybe I’ll learn it off this abc. But who the hell is this "ceolachan"? And why are his abc headers so minimalist? No title header, no metre, no note length? He must have been a real lazy so-and-so…’ ;-)

Using the versions above as an aid to memory, I have come up with this which I think must be close to the GCPPB recording.
K: G
D|:GBD G2D|GBD G2B| d2B GAB|ABA A2D|
GBD G2D|GBD G2B|d2B AGA|1 BGG G2D:|2 BGG G2A||
BAB cBc|~d3 B2d|dcB BAG|BAA AGA|BAB cBc|~d3 B2d|
dcB AGA|BGG G2A|BAB cBc|~d3 B2d|dcB BAG|
BAA A2D|GBD G2D|GBD G2B|d2B AGA| BGG G3||

Thanks Longnote ~ at least another take in G, and equally minimalist to mine… I think it is way over time your trading in that blanket, those stains, well, I’d hate to see the results of a full investigation and analysis… :-/

The ‘analysis’ mentioned above with regards to NB and the suspected source of the nickname… Yuck! I picture something that would stick if you threw it up against a wall…

‘noxious blanket’

Note, for clarity, at the time of the above ‘Dow’ was calling himself by the alternate name of ‘noxious blanket’… :-/

The Lady In The Boat, X:4

Setting as played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol, UK.