Jimmy Lyons strathspey

Also known as Francie Dearg’s, Francie Dearg’s Highland, Highlands, Jimi Lyons, Jimmy Lyon’s, Jimmy Lyon’s Highland, Jimmy Lyon’s Highland Fling, Jimmy Lyons’, Jimmy Lyons’ Highland, Jimmy Lyons’ Highland Fling, Miller O’ Hirn, The Miller O’ Hirn, Miller Of Hirn, The Miller Of Hirn, Simi Docherty’s.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jimmy Lyons has been added to 1 tune set.

Jimmy Lyons has been added to 99 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Jimmy Lyons
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A>ag>a e<Ac>A|F>Ad>c B>EG>B|A>ag>a e<Ac>A|
1 F>AG>B c<AA>G:|2 F>AG>B c<A (3agf||
|:e<cc>e f<dd>e|d>B^d>f g<ee>f|e<cc>e f>df>a|
1 (3gfe (3dcB (3Ace (3agf:|2 (3gbg (3efg a>Ac>B||
# Added by JD .
X: 2
T: Jimmy Lyons
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A>ag>a eA|F>Ad>c BB|A>ag>a eA|
1 F>AG>B cG:|2 F>AG>B ce fc|da gf|ee fa|
1 (3gfe (3dcB (3Ace (3agf:|2 g>a (3bag a2 a2||
X: 3
T: Jimmy Lyons
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G>gf>g d<GB>G|E>Gc>B A>DF>A|G>gf>g d<GB>G|
1 E>GF>A B<GG>F:|2 E>GF>A B<G (3gfe||
|:d<BB>d e<cc>d|c>A^c>e f<dd>e|d<BB>d e>ce>g|
1 (3fed (3cBA (3GBd (3gfe:|2 (3faf (3def g>GB>A||
X: 4
T: Jimmy Lyons
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A>a g>a cA|F>A d>c (3BcB|A>a g>a eA|F>A G>B (3BcA|
A>a g>a eA|F>A d>c B>G|A>a g>a eA|F>A G>B c<A||
|1(3gfe (3dcB (3Acd :|2(3gbg (3efg (3acB||
X: 5
T: Jimmy Lyons
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A>ag>a e<Ac>A|F>Ad>c B>EG>B|A>ag>a e<Ac>A|
1 F>AG>B c<AA>G:|2 F>AG>B c<A (3agf||
|:e<cc>e f<dd>f|e>cc>e f<ee>a|e<cc>e f>df>a|
1 (3gfe (3dcB (3Ace (3agf:|2 (3gbg (3efg a>Ac>B||
G>gf>g d<GB>G|E>Gc>B A>DF>A|G>gf>g d<GB>G|
1 E>GF>A B<GG>F:|2 E>GF>A B<G (3gfe||
|:d<BB>d e<cc>e|d>BB>d e<dd>g|d<BB>d e>ce>g|
1 (3fed (3cBA (3GBd (3gfe:|2 (3faf (3def g>GB>A||
G>g f>g BG|E>G c>B (3ABA|G>g f>g dG|E>G F>A (3ABG|
G>g f>g dG|E>G c>B A>F|G>g f>g dG|E>G F>A B<G||
|1(3fed (3cBA (3GBc :|2(3faf (3def (3gBA||

Seventeen comments

Is this tune a Donegal Highland? That’s how I was taught it.

m

A slightly different version which I learnt in Bristol is as follows:

A>ag>a eA|F>Ad>c BB|A>ag>a eA|
1 F>AG>B cG:|2 F>AG>B ce fc|da gf|ee fa|
1 (3gfe (3dcB (3Ace (3agf:|2 g>a (3bag a2 a2||

Apart from a change to the rhythm of the 3rd beat of the 2nd bar of part A, the main changes are to part B and are relatively minor except that there is now no d-sharp in the second bar.

This tune goes well with The Seaweed on the Yellow Cliff (another highland), which I hope to post in the fairly near future.

m

I have today posted The Seaweed on the Yellow Cliff, a highland which goes well with Jimmy Lyons.

m

“The Miller O’ Hirn” ~ kissin’ ‘highland’ cousins

Key signature: D Major ~ & in G in the comments
Submitted on October 27th 2004 by m_gavin.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3770

Source for both ~ being one in the same with variations:
James Scott Skinner

I’m being thick…..

Could someone please tell me if this tune is traditional or not?
Cheers.

It is a tune from Donegal, from what I know, and yes I belieive it is tradtional, but if you brought it to a session not many would know it.

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This is obviously a Scots tune. And composed by Scot Skinner?

“Jimmy Lyons’ Highland Fling”

Jimmy Lyons was a fiddle player fromTeelin, County Donegal.

Recording: “Dermot Byrne” ~ track 4: highlands #2

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/602

1.) "Frank Cassidy’s" / "The Laird O’ Thrums"
~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: Amajor
Submitted on May 30th 2007 by benhall.1.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7284

2.) "Jimmy Lyons’" / "The Miller O’ Hirn"
~ highland fling / strathspey

3.) "The Brown-Sailed Boat" / "Peter Baillie"
~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on April 15th 2004 by jdave.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2823

Hey, nice playing dinn2.

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I transposed the ABC in G, for the convenience of flute and whistle players.

X: 1
T: Jimmy Lyons
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K:G Maj
G>gf>g d<GB>G|E>Gc>B A>DF>A|G>gf>g d<GB>G|
1 E>GF>A B<GG>F:|2 E>GF>A B<G (3gfe||
|:d<BB>d e<cc>d|c>A^c>e f<dd>e|d<BB>d e>ce>g|
1 (3fed (3cBA (3GBd (3gfe:|2 (3faf (3def g>GB>A||

Mazurka version

‘Mazurka’ for lack of a fitter moniker.

X: 1
T: Jimmy Jenning’s Jammies
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka-bizarre
K: Amaj
A>a g>a cA|F>A d>c (3BcB|A>a g>a eA|F>A G>B (3BcA|
A>a g>a eA|F>A d>c B>G|A>a g>a eA|F>A G>B c<A||
e<c c>e d>f|e>c c>e (3fea|e<c c>e (3fda
|1(3gfe (3dcB (3Acd :|2(3gbg (3efg (3acB||

inspired by Trevor Jennings shakey(?) 4/4(?) transcription above. There is still a lot left to be desired but the 1st part lends itself well to this rhythmic rewriting.

Accidental-free versions

X: 1
T: Jimmy Lyons
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: Amaj
A>ag>a e<Ac>A|F>Ad>c B>EG>B|A>ag>a e<Ac>A|
1 F>AG>B c<AA>G:|2 F>AG>B c<A (3agf||
|:e<cc>e f<dd>f|e>cc>e f<ee>a|e<cc>e f>df>a|
1 (3gfe (3dcB (3Ace (3agf:|2 (3gbg (3efg a>Ac>B||

and

X: 1
T: Jimmy Lyons
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K:G Maj
G>gf>g d<GB>G|E>Gc>B A>DF>A|G>gf>g d<GB>G|
1 E>GF>A B<GG>F:|2 E>GF>A B<G (3gfe||
|:d<BB>d e<cc>e|d>BB>d e<dd>g|d<BB>d e>ce>g|
1 (3fed (3cBA (3GBd (3gfe:|2 (3faf (3def g>GB>A||

and

X: 1
T: Jimmy Jenning’s Jammies
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: Mazurka-Bizarre
K: G Major
G>g f>g BG|E>G c>B (3ABA|G>g f>g dG|E>G F>A (3ABG|
G>g f>g dG|E>G c>B A>F|G>g f>g dG|E>G F>A B<G||
d<B B>d c>e|d>B B>d (3edg|d<B B>d (3ecg
|1(3fed (3cBA (3GBc :|2(3faf (3def (3gBA||

Re: Jimmy Lyons

This tune is not the Miller o’ Hirn, though it has some similarities. The University of Aberdeen have digitised all of Scott Skinner’s music and even have links to audio recordings of him playing the music himself. The Miller o’ Hirn can be found here http://www.abdn.ac.uk/scottskinner/display.php?ID=JSS0098