Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain hornpipe

Also known as Nell I Fear I’ll Not Gain Your Favour, Nellie Your Favour I’ll No Longer Gain, Nellie, I’m Afraid Your Favour I’ll Not Gain, Nellie, Your Favor I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain appears in 1 other tune collection.

Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain has been added to 10 tune sets.

Nellie Your Favour I'm Afraid I'll Not Gain has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Nellie Your Favour I'm Afraid I'll Not Gain
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
DC|:A,DDC D2EC|DEGA cedc|AcGA EGDE|CB,CD E2 DC|
A,DDC D2EC|DEGA cedc|AcGA EAGE|1 D2 DC D2 DC:|2 D2 DC D3 A||
GEGA c3 d|cAGA c2 dc|AcGA EGDE|CB,CD E2 DC|
A,DDC D2EC|DEGA cedc|AcGA EAGE|1 D2 DC D3 A:|2 D2 DC D2||
2
X: 2
T: Nellie Your Favour I'm Afraid I'll Not Gain
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AG|:EAAG A2BG|ABde g2ag|egde BedB|G3A ABAG|
EAAG A2BG|ABde g2ag|egde BedB|BAAG A2:|
Bc|dBde g3 a|gede g2ag|egde BedB|G3A ABAG|
EAAG A2BG|ABde g2ag|egde BedB|BAAG A2:|
3
X: 3
T: Nellie Your Favour I'm Afraid I'll Not Gain
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
DC|:A,DDC D2EC|DEGA cedc|AcGA EGDE|CB,CD E2DC|
A,DDC D2EC|DEGA cedc|A2GA EAGE|1 D2DC D2DC:|2 D2DC D3E||
|:GEGA c2cd|cAGA cedc|AcGA EGDE|CB,CD E2DC|
A,DDC D2EC|DEGA cedc|A2GA EAGE|1 D2DC D3E:|2 D2DC D2DC||
4
X: 4
T: Nellie Your Favour I'm Afraid I'll Not Gain
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AG|:EAAG A2BG|ABde gbag|egde BdAB|GFGA B2AG|
EAAG A2BG|ABde gbag|e2de BedB|1 A2AG A2AG:|2 A2AG A3B||
|:dBde g2ga|gede gbag|egde BdAB|GFGA B2AG|
EAAG A2BG|ABde gbag|e2de BedB|1 A2AG A3B:|2 A2AG A2AG||

Eighteen comments

I transposed it from Eb Dor to D dor.

Also on Faoi Bhláth

It’s also played by Ciaran Somers and Dave Sheridan on Faoi Bhláth. They title it “Nellie, I’m Afraid Your Favour I’ll Not Gain.”

Spurned in any case. Great tune. Thanks.

Re: Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

Is there any sheet music for this tune where the notes do not go below D? My flute can’t go any lower (^_^).

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Re: Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

The setting in one of the P.W. Joyce books has it as starting on the E note, a fifth up from the versions shown here. if you are able to read the sheetmusic I’m guessing it would be fairly handy for you to do the required transposition.

Re: Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

You could also try it in G dorian. The 3rd is omitted, so there’s no need for any b flats.

Re: Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

I play it in E dor these days.

Re: Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

(Erica mentioned that she thinks it’s a Junior Crehan tune)

Re: Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

It’s in the Petrie / Stanford collection, number 648 (vol 2, pg 162), in Am and it’s almost exactly Ian Varley’s version.

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Re: Nellie Your Favour I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

There’s a great version of this tune on the second album called The Oul Fip by the Dubliner band Skipper’s Alley!

Re: Nellie, Your Favor I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

Just realized I posted it in the wrong key. This is up a fifth. I will add a setting in the key Skipper’s alley plays it in.

Re: Nellie, Your Favor I’m Afraid I’ll Not Gain

Fixed original tune posting to the correct key. Sorry for the many comments :P