Tie The Bonnet reel

Also known as Down With The Mail, The Green Gate, In And Out The Harbour, Janet Tied The Bonnet Tight, Jeannie Tied The Bonnet Tight, Jennie, Tie The Bonnet, Jenny Lace Your Tight, Jenny Lace Your Tights, Jenny Tie The Blanket, Jenny Tie The Bonnet, Jenny Tie Your Bonnet, Jenny Tied The Bonnet Tight, Jenny, Tie The Bonnet, Jenny, Tie Your Bonnet, Lassie Tie Your Bonnet, Lassies Tie Your Bonnets, Lizzie’s Bonnet, Rambler’s Rest, The Rambler’s Rest, Tie The Bonnet Tight, Tie The Ribbons, Tie Your Bonnet, Tiger Vomit, Upstairs In A Tent.

There are 36 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Tie The Bonnet appears in 6 other tune collections.

Tie The Bonnet has been added to 14 tune sets.

Tie The Bonnet has been added to 200 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: Tie The Bonnet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:(3AAA Ag fdec|A2 A=c BG(3GGG|AGAg fdef|1 ~g3d BGGB:|2 ~g3d BG(3GGG||
|:faaf gfed|(3cBA eA fAeA|faaf gfef|1 ~g3d BG(3GGG:|2 ~g3d BGGB||
# Added .
2
X: 2
T: Tie The Bonnet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A2 (Ag) fdec | A2 (Ac) BGGB | A2 (Ag) fdef | gfge dBGB :|
a2 (af) gfed | cAeA cAce | a2 (af) gfef | gfge dBGB |
a2 (af) gfed | cAeA cAce | afge fdef | gfge dBGB |]
A2 (Ag) fde^c | A2 (Ac) BGGB | A2 (Ag) fdef | {a/}gfgd BG G :|
eaaf gfed | cAeA cdef | eaaf gfef | gfgd BGGf |
eaaf gfed | ^cAeA cdef | afge fdef | gfge BG G |]
|: A2 (Ag) fdec | A2 (Ac) BGGB | A2 (Ag) fdef | gfge dBGB :|
A2 (af) gfed | cAeA cAce | a2 (af) gfef | gfge dBGB |
a2 (af) gfed | cAeA cAce | afge fdef | gfge dBGB |]
3
X: 3
T: Tie The Bonnet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: A^GA=g fdec | A^GA=c B=GdB | A^GA=g fdef |gfgd BGdB :|
a^gaf =gfed | c/B/A eA fAe^g | a^gaf =gfef | gfgd B/A/G dB |
ea-af g2 f/e/d | cA-Ae c2 e/f/^g | afge f2 d/e/f | g2 gd BGdG |]
4
X: 4
T: Tie The Bonnet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:A3g fdec|A3=c BG G2|A3g fdef|g3d BGGB |
A3g fdec|A3=c BG G2|A3g fdef|g3d BG G2||
|:faaf gfed|cAeA fA A2|faaf gfef|g3d BG G2 |
faaf gfed|cAeA fA A2|faaf gfef|g3d BGGB||
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: Tie The Bonnet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2Ag fdec|A2A=c BEGB|A2Ag fdef|g/2a/2g/2f/2 gd BAA2:||
f>gaf gfed|cAea fce2|f>gaf gfef|g/2a/2g/2f/2 gd BAA2:||
6
X: 6
T: Tie The Bonnet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A3 g fdec | A2 A=c BGGB | A3 g fdef | gfge dBGB :|
Aeaf gfed | (3cBA eA fAec | Aaaf gfef | gfge dBGB |
Aeaf gfed | (3cBA eA fAed | c2 af gfef | gfge dBGB |]
7
X: 7
T: Tie The Bonnet
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
~A3g fdec|~A3d B~G3|~A3g fdef|~g3d B~G3 |
AEAg fded|ADAd BGFG|A~g3 fz d/e/f|gbg B~G3||
faa/a/a gfed|cAeA fA eA|fzaf gfef|gzgd B~G3 |
faaf gfed|c~e3 A~e3|fzaf gfef|gbgd B~G3||

Seventeen comments

Upstairs in a Tent

I first heard this tune on uillean pipes at a late-night/early-morning session in Gaithersburg, Maryland, home to the Washington DC Irish Festival. A version is given in Brendan Breathnach’s Ceol Rince na hEireann, Volume 3 (tune #96), transcribed from the late great Co. Clare piper Willie Clancy. Breathnach assigns a host of other names to the tune, including In and Out the Harbor.

Posted .

This tune is part of the O’Rourke’s set in the Chieftain’s second album. I have also heard an interesting variation of this played by piper Kirk Lynch in Scartaglen’s album. Iv’e been looking for the name of it for ages, and what a relief it is to find it!

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It’s in O’Neill’s as "Tie The Bonnet".

I first came across this tune on Finbarr Dwyer’s Button accordion album. Recently, it’s been adopted into our session repoitre so I’d better learn it.

Recorded by Michael Tubridy as "In and Out the Harbour", which is how I learned it.

I know a piper who used to live in a tent in North Belfast in an old, very drafty top flat. He used to cover the canvas and fill the tent with duvets and quilts and weathered the winter sleeping and reading away like that! There was no heating in the flat but he said he wanted to keep his carbon-footprint light. I guess that’s what you call ‘green living’!
The tent was too small to play the pipes in, though. I hear he’s moved to a gas-heated place now but complains the air’s too dry for the reeds!

"Tie the Bonnet" / "The Rambler’s Rest" ~ the history bit ~ O’Neill 1903 & 1907

X: 2
T: Tie the Bonnet
B: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 252, tune #1351
S: Beamish
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: AMaj
|: A2 (Ag) fdec | A2 (Ac) BGGB | A2 (Ag) fdef | gfge dBGB :|
a2 (af) gfed | cAeA cAce | a2 (af) gfef | gfge dBGB |
a2 (af) gfed | cAeA cAce | afge fdef | gfge dBGB |]

X: 3
T: The Rambler’s Rest
B: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 263, tune #1415
S: Early
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: ADor
|: B |\
A2 (Ag) fde^c | A2 (Ac) BGGB | A2 (Ag) fdef | {a/}gfgd BG G :|
f |\
eaaf gfed | cAeA cdef | eaaf gfef | gfgd BGGf |
eaaf gfed | ^cAeA cdef | afge fdef | gfge BG G |]

X: 4
T:Tie the Bonnet
B: "O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, page 110, tune #606
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: ADor
|: A2 (Ag) fdec | A2 (Ac) BGGB | A2 (Ag) fdef | gfge dBGB :|
A2 (af) gfed | cAeA cAce | a2 (af) gfef | gfge dBGB |
a2 (af) gfed | cAeA cAce | afge fdef | gfge dBGB |]

"Jenny, Tie Your Bonnet" / "The Rambler’s Rest" ~ other possibilities 😎

X: 5
T: Jenny, Tie Your Bonnet
T: The Rambler’s Rest
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: AMix
|: A^GA=g fdec | A^GA=c B=GdB | A^GA=g fdef |gfgd BGdB :|
a^gaf =gfed | c/B/A eA fAe^g | a^gaf =gfef | gfgd B/A/G dB |
ea-af g2 f/e/d | cA-Ae c2 e/f/^g | afge f2 d/e/f | g2 gd BGdG |]

Re: Tie The Bonnet

Supposedly composed in 1531!! Cracking tune . Got to recommend Ceol Beag from the castle by PM Angus MacDonald where i first heard the tune.

Re: The Lost

Heard on an old session tape, never got the names of the musicians. Not sure if this is the right name, correct if it’s wrong!

Tie The Bonnet, X:6

This setting was played by the Scottish group Old Blind Dogs on their 1995 album Legacy.

Re: The Lost

Of course, thanks, thought it sounded familiar.

Tie The Bonnet, X:7

Everytime I hear this tune it is played differently. It’s a great one for practising variations.