The Job Of Journeywork hornpipe

Also known as A Job Of Journeywork, Job Of Journey Work, The Job Of Journey Work.

There are 37 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Ace And Deuce Of Pipering (a few times) and The Blackbird (a few times).

The Job Of Journeywork has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Job Of Journeywork has been added to 191 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: The Job Of Journeywork
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe|:d=cAG FGAB|=cAAG ~A2(3gfe|defd ecAF|GA(3GFE DEFG|
~A3F G2FE|~D2DE ~F2~G2|~A2df edce|[1~d2dc d2(3gfe:|[2~d2dc d3e:||
|:~f2ef gfec|dedc ~A3e|fA(3def gfef|Addc defg|~a3f gfef|
dcde ~f3e|d=cAG FGAB|(3cBA(3BAG Ad(3gfe|d=cAG FGAF|BF(3AGF DEFG|
ABAF GFEF|~D3E FEFG|~A2 dA (3Bcd ef|~d2dc d4:||
X: 2
T: The Job Of Journeywork
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe |: dcAG FGAB | (3=cBA BG A2fe | (3ded cA (3Bcd AF | GBAF D2FG | (3ABA GA FAEA |
DCDE FEFG | A2d2 (3Bcd ec |1 d2{e}dc d2fe :|2 d2{e}dc d2de |: f2ef gfef | dcAG A2de |
(3fgf ef gfec | d2{e}dc defg | (3agf (3gfe ~f2fe | dcde f2fe | dcAG FGAB |
=c2{d}cB c2Bc | (3d=cB (3cBA BGAF | GBAF [D2A,2]FG | (3ABA GA FAEA | DCDE FEFG |
A2d2 (3Bcd ec |1 d2{e}dc d2de :|2 d2{e}dc d2 ||
X: 3
T: The Job Of Journeywork
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3gfe|dcAG FGAB|=cA (3BAG A2 (3gfe|d2 (3gfe dcAF|(3GAB AF DEFG|
A<dFA GFEF|D2DE (3FED (3GFE|(3AGF dA (3def (3edc|d2dc d2:|
|:ag|fgef gfef|dedc A2de|fede gfec|A<ddc defg|
a2 (3agf gfef|dcde fAfe|dcAG FGAB|=cA BG A2 (3gfe|d2 (3gfe dcAF|
(3GAB AF DEFG|~A2 (3AGF GFEF|D2DE FEGF|A2dA (3def ec|d2dc d2:|
X: 4
T: The Job Of Journeywork
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fe | d=cAG FGAB | =c2B=c A2 fe | dB=cA B2 AG | FGAF DEFG |
AGFD GFEF |DCDE FEFG |AddB =cdef | d2 dc d2 :|
|: de | fefa gfed | =cde=c A2 de | fefa gfed | =cde=c A2 fg |
a2 fa gfed | dcde f2 ed | d=cAG FGAB | =c2B=c A2 fe |
dB=cA B2 AG | FGAF DEFG | AGFD GFEF |DCDE FEFG |
AddB =cdef | d2 dc d2 :|
X: 5
T: The Job Of Journeywork
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
fe|:dcAG FGAB|(3cBA (3BAG A2 (3gfe|(3dcB (3cBA (3BAG AF|GBAF DEFG|
A3F GFEF|D3E F2 G2|A2 dA (3Bcd e^c|d4 d z fe|
dcAG FGAB|(3cBA (3BAG A2 (3gfe|d2 cA BGAF|GBAF DEFG|
A3F GFEF|D3E F2 G2|A2 dA (3Bcd e^c|d4 d z de||
|:f2 ef gfe^c|d^cAG A2 de|f2 ge aged|d3^c A2 (3Bcd|
ea a2 ef (3gfe|d^cde (3fed e^c|d^cAG (3EFG AB|c3d c2 Bc|
(3dcB (3cBA (3BAG (3AGF|(3GAB AF DEFG|AGFA GEAF|D3E Fz G2||
A2 dA (3Bcd e^c|d4 d3e|f2 ef gfed |d^cAG A2 de|
f2 ge age^c|d3c dz ^cd|e.a.a.a ef (3gfe|d^cde (3fed e^c|
d^cAG (3EFG AB|c3d c2 Bc|(3dcB (3cBA (3BAG AF|GBAF DEFG|
A2 AF GFEF|D3E F2 G2|A2 dA (3Bcd e^c|d4 d2 (3gfe||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: The Job Of Journeywork
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f>e | d>cA>G F>GA>B | (3=cBA B>G A2 f>e | d2 c>A (3 Bcd A>F | G>BA>F D>EF>G |
A>BA>F G>FE>F | D2 D>E F>EF>G | A2 d2 (3Bcd e>f | d2 d>c d2 :|
|: d>e | (3fgf e>f g>fe>f | d>ed>c A2 d>e | f2 e>f g>fe>c | d>cA>^G A2 f>g |
a>gf>a g>fe>f | d>cd>e f2 f>e | d>cA>G F>GA>B | (3=cdc B>c A>ff>e |
d2 c>A (3Bcd A>F | G>BA>F D>EF>G | (3ABA A>F G>EA>F | D2 D>E F>D (3EFG |
A2 d2 (3Bcd e>f | d2 d>c d2 :|
X: 7
T: The Job Of Journeywork
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe|dcAG FGAB|=cBcA cdef|dB=cA BGAF|GBAF DEFG|
ABAF GFEF|D2DE F2 G2|A2 d2 cdef|d2 dd d2:|
|:de|f2 ef gfef|d2 dc A2 de|f2 ef gfef|d2 dd d2 cd|
eaag f2 ed|dcde f2 ed|dcAG FGAB|=cBcA cdef|dB=cA BGAF|
GBAF DEFG|ABAF GFEF|D2 DE F2 G2|A2 d2 cdef|d2 dd d2:|
X: 8
T: The Job Of Journeywork
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(fe)|dcBA FGAB|cABG A2(fe)|d2(cA) BGAF|GBAF DEFG|
ABAF GFEF|D2DE F2G2|A2d2cdef|d2dd d2:|
|:(de)|f2(ef) gfef|dcAG A2(de)|f2(ef) gfef|
d3c A2(fg)|agfa gfef|dcde f2ec|dcAG FGAB|
cABG A2(fe)|d2cA BGAF|GBAF DEFG|
ABAF GFEF|D2DE F2G2|A2d2cdef|d2dd d2:|

Fifteen comments

Not reel

actually, this is a set dance…
I think I saw a request for this a while back, so I thought I would submit it.
Tim

This is a set dance. It is danced to and played in hornpipe rythm. Job of Journey Work is not a reel.

Who included "Set Dance" and "Setdance" as alternative titles for this tune? Might as well give all reels an alternative title of "reel" or all jigs "jig" or … I’m sure you get the picture.

Job of Journey Work

Setting #2, which I have submitted today, is by James Morrison, and is printed on the sleeve of Shanachie’s 1978 LP 33004 "The Pure Genius of James Morrison", which recording I have also submitted in the Recordings section.

Sorted..

With regard to Aidan’s comment from 3 years ago, I’ve removed the spurious titles of "set dance".

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Job of Journeywork

The Chieftains play this on one of their albums. It is preceded by a beautiful slow air played by Martin Fay but I have been unable to find out the name of it - does anyone know what it’s called?

Job of Journeywork - Chieftains

So, X:3 is the setting as played by the Chieftains after the Air mentioned above.

Job of Journeywork - the James Morrison setting.

I’ve been wondering why this version was not on the LP but was printed on the sleeve of the LP. I think it is possible that if there was only one recording available, which would have been a pre-war 78, it may have been in too poor a condition to be transferred to an LP; but fortunately someone was nevertheless able to transcribe what was on it.

Setting 4

From Bernard O’Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Lots of c naturals.

Johnny Doran’s Version

A version of this tune by the great piper Johny Doran.

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The Job Of Journeywork, X:6

Version as played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol, UK (The setting is from a Matt Cranitch tunebook, published 1988).

The Job Of Journeywork, X:7

Here’s the "bones" of the tune, transcribed from the PW Joyce collection. Maybe nothing new, but a reminder of how the tune looked when he published it in 1873.
He prefaced the notation with:
"This Tune belongs to the class of " Set dances,". It was a great favourite twenty or thirty years ago in some of the Munster counties; and I learned it from hearing it constantly played by pipers and fiddlers."
An additional interesting point is the tempo marking is half-note = 15 inches. In the preface it is explained:
"The time in which each tune is to be played is indicated by the swing of a simple pendulum. Hang a little weight— a heavy button, a bullet, &c—to the end of a thread, and after measuring it to the length indicated at the head of the tune, suspend it from the finger, or from a nail, and set it swinging ; it will show at once the time in which the tune is to be played."

The Job Of Journeywork, X:8

Version in O’Neill’s