Galloping Hogan jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Galloping Hogan has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Galloping Hogan
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d/c/|BGA Bcd|cde dBG|cec BdB|ABG Adc|
BGA Bcd|efg dBG|ABc ded|cAF G2:|
|:B/A/|GBd gfg|ege dBG|def gag|fdc def|
gfg fdB|cde dBG|ABc dgB|AGF G2:|
X: 2
T: Galloping Hogan
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d/c/|BGA Bcd|cde d2 G|cec B/c/dB|cBc A2 d/c/|
BGA BB/c/d|efg d2 G|AA/B/c dgB|cAd G2:|
|:B/A/|GB/c/d gfg|e/f/ge dBG|def gba|fg^c d2 e/f/|
gc'/b/a gdB|cde d2 G|ABc dgB|cAD G2:|

Nine comments

X: 1 “Galloping Hogan” ~ C: Joseph M. Crofts

B: “Walton’s Irish Dance Music: Including Original Tunes by J.M. Crofts A.D.C.M., Part Three”
Dublin, date? - no dates given but the paper has aged to a dark tan… 😉

Page 4: “Galloping Hogan” / “Dancing Tailor” / “O’Carolan’s Fancy”
All three listed as compositions by Joseph M. Crofts

Joseph Crofts tunes on site:

“Dancing Tailor”
# Added by Jerry O’Donnell - November 30th, 2011

“O’Carolan’s Fancy”
# Added by ceolachan - March 3rd, 2010

“Rosemary Lane”
# Added by cos - March 13th 2004

Thanks for adding this - I’ve been wondering how it went, ever since you posted that Crofts put it at the start of a set of his own tunes. Not, perhaps, as distinctive as the other three compositions you’ve listed.

Galloping Hogan

Apologies for the neglect. I had intended on posting it and then got distracted, including by trying to find out more about Crofts and hoping to find a date for these very oversized collections of his.

Now, if only someone would eloquently tell the story of ‘Galloping Hogan’, or O’Hogan. 😀

Re: Galloping Hogan

I downloaded the ABC and played the midi and decided I would work with it. So I searched for any recordings of the tune that I could play in order to get a better feel for the tune. There are a few recordings of a tune called “Galloping O’Hogan” but only snippets are available to listen to and they don’t sound like this one. I found a few ABC files (for example here at ), but they look more like the snippets and not like this tune.

Does anyone have a link to a recording of this tune?


Re: Galloping Hogan

I found the following regarding the Joseph M. Crofts, referred to above as composer of this tune. The site is here: ttp:// The page is a thread about songs by Cecil Sheridan. Search for ‘Crofts’ on the page and you’ll find a discussion that includes the following:
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Cecil Sheridan
From: GUEST,
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 11:56 AM

Walton’s publications are unreliable as regards song authorship, and include many songs that should be listed as “Trad. Arrangement”. The name under many songs in there songbooks refers to the singer, Delia Murphy being a typical example. Joseph Crofts had a music shop in North Frederick Street when Walton’s set up business there. He was a singer and composer and had some work published,and Walton’s continued to publish his collection, but again, many of the songs should have been listed as Trad. Arr. J. Crofts. Many of the songs listed above were definitely not written by Crofts. The problem is trying to establish which he did write, if any.
end quote

I also found references to indicate that Crofts was born in 1886 and that his Walton’s publications were from the late 1940’s to the early 1950’s.

Maybe I’ll find more on Galloping Hogan tomorrow. But I’m quitting for the day. Good night all nearby and good morning to all in Ireland.