This gets played frequently at my local session, but there are surprisingly few transcriptions of it on the net. This is taken from an MD recording. There is a lot of room for variation, e.g. bars 3 & 4: |D3 FDF|ABA FED|. I’ve also heard the last 2 bars of the 2nd part played |fed BAF|GED E…
There is another version available under the same name on JC’s index, and also one from Richard Moon’s Tune Database entitled "Jigs From Charlie Harris".
James Kelly Plays it…
…on his Caple Street album. He does more of this type thing:
~E3 GFE| BGE GFE| D (3FED FED| ADG FED | ~E3 GFE| BGE GFE| BGB AFA| GBG E2…
Thanks for posting this—i wondered what the name was.
Goat on the Green
Also, on Paddy Canny’s album and on Patick Orceau’s "Live At Mona’s"
The Frog’s Frolics
John Brosnan’s version:
D|~E3 FEE|BEE GFE|DED FDF|AFA dAF|
~E3 FEE|BEE GFE|d2B AFA|BED E2:|
d|efe BAB|def gfe|fdd Add|fdf afd|
efe BAB|def afd|edB AFA|BED E2:|
This tune sounds a bit like a composite of "The Apples in Winter" and "The Boys of Tanderagee." It’s probably a cousin of "The Hills of Glenorchy": https://thesession.org/tunes/842
He plays it as Charlie Harris’s, and it goes like that (or smth like that…)
E3 GEE|BEE GFE|D2D FDF|AFA dAF|
E2E GEE|BEE GFE|d2c BAG| 1 ABE EED:| 2 ABE EEf ||
efe BAB|def afe|fdd Add|faf fed|
efe BAB|def afe|fdB AGA| 1 BEE E2f:| 2 BEE E2D||
I hope that transcription is not too bad :-p
A frog in a well shaft seeing the sky (Chinese proverb)
This is Anderson’s jig. It was recorded by Michael Coleman - but I can’t remember the title he used on it. Eddie Meehan (the flute player) composed a third part.
The Frog In The Well, X:6
I like this version quite a bit - I believe its the same tune…
And so wrote the notes.
Re: The Frog In The Well
"The Frog’s Frolic" doesn’t belong here: it is an alternative title for "Dunkeld House", a variant of "The Templehouse Jig"
Re: The Frog In The Well / The Templehouse / Dunkeld House
The second part of this submission is significantly different from the other two.
Even if they were close enough with both parts, this, being the earliest submission of the three, how this website works, would take precedence… Here are those other two:
# Added by Mix O’Lydian - July 5th, 2010
# Added by swisspiper - November 21st, 2005