The Hungry Rock jig

Also known as The Hungry Rocks, The Hungy Rock, The Hungy Rocks.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Paddy Fahey’s (a few times).

The Hungry Rock has been added to 220 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Hungry Rock
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
z EB GEB|EFF dAf|z EB GEB|EFD E{F}ED|
z EB GEB|EFF dAf|z {f}gf edB|ABd EE{F}D :|
z AF AB/c/d|efe dAB|z AF AB/c/d|efg fed|
z AF AB/c/d|efe dAB|z {f}gf edB|AB/c/d ede/f/ :|
z EF {F}GFE|EFF {F}GFE|z EF {F}GFE|{c}BGE cEd|
z EF {F}GFE|EFF {F}GFE|z {c}BG Ec(A|d)Ag {f}gfe :|
# Added by Eliot .
X: 2
T: The Hungry Rock
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A: | Em / | Em D | Em / | Em A | Em / | Em D | Em / | G A :|
B: | D / | G A | D / | G A | D / | G A | D / | G A :|
C: | Em / | Em / | Em / | G A | Em / | Em / | Em / | G A :|

Fifteen comments

The Hungry Rock

This tune is written by Liam Kelly, and appears on the Dervish CD "Playing with Fire."

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Cool tune.

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It’s a bit different and I like it.
Thanks for the post.

this is also recorded on Dervish’s "Live In Palma"

In A

As a flute player, this sits much better in A than E; the pitch breaks much more nicely on those wide ranging triplets///

Great performance of this on the Dervish DVD: Live at Johnny Fox’s

Guitar chords anyone?

Would anyone happen to have the guitar chords for this tune (in E as listed here)? If so - please send them to me :-)

Cheers!

Remember, this is Edorian not Emajor. Use your Eminor chords and go from there.

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Chords

A suggestion, for those interested:

A: | Em / | Em D | Em / | Em A | Em / | Em D | Em / | G A :|
B: | D / | G A | D / | G A | D / | G A | D / | G A :|
C: | Em / | Em / | Em / | G A | Em / | Em / | Em / | G A :|

ineteresting tune, with the syncopation, heard it on the wooden flute obessesion CD,

What are the markings in the sheet music that look like rests but seem to be "extra"?
I get the rests being at the beginning of most of the measures- for the syncopation, but there are extra markings in some measures that would require more time than the measure has in it?

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They look like grace notes Murph.

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That is, they look like grace notes to me, Murph.:-) Reviewing the abc file often will clarify problems encountered when reading the sheetmusic unless the file has been edited after the sheetmusic has been posted. In those cases the sheetmusic usually won’t reflect the editing.

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About harmony: the band is playing a bit strange sometimes - I can hear G string on left mandolin in the end of the first part, and I don’t feel it is logical. Sometimes they don’t show chords but only the movement.

Any way what I hear if more like this

A: | Em | Hm | Em | D | Em | Hm | Em (can play C ) | Hm) : |
B: | D | G A | D | G A | D | G A | Hm | G A : |
C: | Em | Em | Em | /h /c# /d (A major) | Em | Em | A | A Hm? : |