the first tune i learned on the tin whistle some years ago.. off an Alan Stivell record.(renaissance of the celtic harp) . It can be heard also on the Sweeney’s Men’s record. The Sweeney’s Men were Andy Irvine, Johny Moynihan and G Woods (unfortunately it was the only instrumental track on the record).
The Exile’s Jig
I was looking for a slip jig to end a group of three. This does the job very well. Nice one.
I learnt this as the Emigrant’s Jig, and with the two halves of each part kind of swapped the other way round and the whole thing played as a 32 bar tune:
T: The Emigrant’s
|:edB B2A G2A|B2d d2B def|edB B2A G2E|E2e e2d efg|
edB B2A G2A|B2d d2B def|e2f gfe fed|B2e e2d efg:|
|:e2f gfe fed|BAB d2B def|e2f gfe fed|B2e e2d efg|
agf gfe fed|BAB d2B def|edB B2A G2E|E2e e2d efg:|
This tune is clearly related to "My Mind Will Never Be Aisy"/"Cucanandy"/"The Whistling Thief"…whatever you want to call it, the only difference being that setting has fancy bits that go up to high A. I would guess that the double length version has been less-recorded and would therefore be less common in sessions. Links to the other versions are below:
“The New Widow Well Married” ~ another way with it
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 13th 2006 by pbassnote.
Roche II, page 28, tune #266 “The New Widow Well Married”
"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume II", 1912
"Hop Jigs" ~ pages 24 - 28
The above linked to tune #5510 is a direct note-for-note transcription from this collection…
This tune appears also on the CD "The Better Match" of Parsons Hat
(P) Cló Iar-Chonnachta 1992, CICD 062