Murphy Delaney jig

Also known as Murphy Delany.

Murphy Delaney has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Murphy Delaney
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GFG GFG|GFG Bcd|GFG GFG|ABG FED|
GFG GFG|GFG Bcd|efg dcB|ABG FED||
Bcd ded|ded dcB|cde efe|efe edc|
Bcd ded|ded def|gfe dcB|ABG FED||

Six comments

Murphy Delaney

Must be Irish from the title, but collected in the 19th century by John Moore, a Shropshire musician. I should
think it’s best played fast. Can’t find it elsewhere on The Session.

Re: Murphy Delaney

“Murphy Delaney” is an alternative name for “The Priest in his Boots”, which isn’t a lot like the tune you’ve posted, Susan. There is another tune which is similar to this, but it’s just out of reach in my head. No doubt it will keep me awake tonight…

Re: Murphy Delaney

Much regretting your lost sleep, but thank you for thinking about the tune. Would mention that I came across this “Murphy Delaney” whilst looking for Magpie Lane (first tune I posted on The Session?) - it was posted alongside the latter because it was considered to be a very similar tune. I didn’t see much resemblance but it is in the ears of the listener maybe.

Re: Murphy Delaney

Beautifully written out in John Moore’s manuscript. Thanks.

Re: Murphy Delaney

Sorry, this tune is a duplication of “Murphy Delany” which was posted on The Session nine years ago. First
setting there is identical to tune posted here except for it having more repeats. Maybe I looked under “Delaney”
and didn’t find it…