The Humours Of Lisheen jig

Also known as Dwyer’s, The Humors Of Lisheen, The Thrush In The Straw, Tommy’s Favorite.

There are 48 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Munster (a few times), Art O’Keeffe’s (a few times), The Cordal (a few times), The Gullane (a few times) and Health To The Ladies (a few times).

The Humours Of Lisheen has been added to 9 tune sets.

The Humours Of Lisheen has been added to 169 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:efg edB|c2A BGE|GFG BdB|BAG ABd|
efg edB|cBA BGE|GFG BdB|1 AGG GBd:|2 AGG G2D||
GBd gfg|agf g2f|gfe fdB|cBA BGE|
GBd gfg|agf g2f|gfg B/c/dB|1 AGG G2D:|2 AGG GBd||
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:efg edB|c2A BGE|GFG BdB|BAG ABd|
e2g edB|cBA BGE|GFG BdB|1 AGF GBd:|2 AGF G2G||
GBd g2g|agf g2e|fed edB|cBA BGE|
GBd gfg|agf g2e|fed edB|1 cAF G2D:|2 cAF GBd||
# Added by KenC .
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
efg edB|c2A BGE|GFG BdB|BAG ABd|
efg edB|c2A BGE|DEG AGA|BGF G2G:|
GBd gfg|agf edB|g2d ege|dBA ABd|
efg edB|c2A BGE|DEG AGA|BGF G2G:|
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/d/ | efg edB | ~c2 A BGE | ~G3 B/c/dB | BAG ABd |
efg edB | ~c2 A BGE | ~G3 ABB | AGF G2 :|
D | GBd ~g3 | agf g2 e | fed edB | cBA BGE |
GBd ~g3 | agf g2 e | fed edB | AGF G2 :|
X: 5
T: The Humours Of Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3Bcd | efgf edBd | ~c3 A BGEF | GFGA BGdG | B2 A2 A2 (3Bcd |
efgf edBd | cBAc BGEF | ~G3 A BGdB | A2 G2 G2 :||: (3DEF |
GABd g2 fg | agfa ~g3 f | gfeg fdBd | cBAc BGEF |
GABd g2 fg | agfa ~g3 f | gfeg fd (3BdB | A2 G2 G2 :|
X: 6
T: The Humours Of Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:efg edB|cBA BGD|G3 BdB|BAG ABd|
efg edB|cBA BGD|G3 BdB|1 AGF GBd:|2 AGF G2G||
|:GBd g3|agf g2e|fed edB|cBA BGD|
GBd g3|agf g2e|fed edB|1 cAF G2D:|2 cAF G2d||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 7
T: The Humours Of Lisheen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd|:"G"efg {g}edB|cBA "Em"{d}BGE|~G3 "G".B.d.B|.BAG "D"ABd|
"G"efg edB|"Am"cBA "Em"BGE|~G3 "G".B.d.B|1 "Em"AGF "G"GBd:|2 "Em"AGF "G"G2D||
|:"G"GBd "Em"ggg|agf "Em"g2e|fed "Bm"edB|"Am"cBA "Em"BGE|
"G"GBd ggg|"D"agf "Em"g2e|"G"fed edB|1 "Em"AGF "G"G2D:|2 "Em"AGF "G"GBd||

Eleven comments

Tune requested by Andee. Nice Tune!

Source: John and Julia Clifford.
Transcription: g.m.p.

Thrush in the Straw

Grey Larsen does essentially the same tune as "The Thrush in the Straw" on his album The Green House. In the album notes he says it is from the whistle playing of Seamus Ennis. Grey does it as a slow jig, followed by The Banks of Lough Gowna, and I love it. Grey plays a D/A anglo concertina and Paddy League is on guitar. Here is a basic version of what he does, without the concertina ornaments. Of course he varies it each time through, for example three eighth notes become a quarter and eighth or a dotted quarter or vice versa (apologies for the American terms; quavers to crochets and vice versa). I included a few examples of his variations in the repeated phrases.

The meter and key are the same as in Humors of Lisheen.
d|:efg edB|c2A BGE|GFG BdB|BAG ABd|
e2g edB|cBA BGE|GFG BdB|1 AGF GBd:|2 AGF G2G||
GBd g2g|agf g2e|fed edB|cBA BGE|
GBd gfg|agf g2e|fed edB|1 cAF G2D:|2 cAF GBd||

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Charlie Mulvihill composition

Paddy Reynolds believes this is a Charlie Mulvihill composition. It appears on their duet album Atlantic Wave under the title Tommy’s Favourite.

A variant of The Humours of Lisheen

I heard a version of this tune recently, played by Sonnich Lydom on the button accordeon. If you can tell me more about the origin of this version, whether I got it right, etc., please do.

efg edB|c2A bGE|GFG BdB|BAG ABd|
efg edB|c2A bGE|DEG AGA|BGF G2G:|
GBd gfg|agf edB|g2d ege|dBA ABd|
efg edB|c2A bGE|DEG AGA|BGF G2G:|

Humours of Lisheen

Nice version here……third tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chPQx_5m5U8


X: 1
T: Humours of Lisheen
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
B/d/ | efg edB | ~c2 A BGE | ~G2 B/c/dB | BAG ABd |
efg edB | ~c2 A BGE | ~G2 ABB | AGF G2 :|
D | GBd ~g3 | agf g2 e | fed edB | cBA BGE |
GBd ~g3 | agf g2 e | fed edB | AGF G2 :|

Not a Mulvihill composition

Tommy Mulvihill, Charlie’s son, told me that his father did not compose this tune. Charlie was a good friend of Denis Murphy and got a lot of tunes from him, both during Murphy’s years in New York and via the exchange of reel-to-reel tapes.

Transmogrifier, Engage!

Just for fun, here it is, but played as a hornpipe:

X:1
T:The Humours of Lisheen
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:hornpipe
K:G
|: (3Bcd | efgf edBd | ~c3 A BGEF | GFGA BGdG | B2 A2 A2 (3Bcd |
efgf edBd | cBAc BGEF | ~G3 A BGdB | A2 G2 G2 :||: (3DEF |
GABd g2 fg | agfa ~g3 f | gfeg fdBd | cBAc BGEF |
GABd g2 fg | agfa ~g3 f | gfeg fd (3BdB | A2 G2 G2 :|

Enjoy!

An old tune

Setting #307 in "O’Neill’s 1001" under the title ‘The Woeful Widow’ is essentially the same tune, so it goes back.

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The Humours Of Lisheen, X:7

Transcription of Mick O’Brien’s version on the "May Morning Dew"

X:7

Sorry, no chords on Mick’s recording, just some regulator work not documented here :-)
Chords are from an earlier transcription of another version….