Snug In The Blanket jig

Also known as Caileach A Shúsa, Cailleach A Shúsa, Cailleach A’Shúsa, Calloch A Theusa, Collough A Thusa, Hag In The Blanket, Snug In A Blanket.

There are 33 recordings of this tune.

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Snug In The Blanket appears in 4 other tune collections.

Snug In The Blanket has been added to 12 tune sets.

Snug In The Blanket has been added to 237 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

1
X: 1
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A2B cBc|EFE c2A|B2G AFD|GAG BAG|
A2B cBc|EFE c2A|BdB cAF|G3 BAG:|
FGA AFd|AFd AFd|FGA AFd|EFG GFE|
FGA AFd|AFd ABc|BdB cAF|G3 BAG:|
FGA AFD|DED AFD|FGA AFD|GFG BAG|
FGA AFD|DED ABc|BdB cAF|G3 BAG:|
2
X: 2
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
=c | BGd =c2A | BGd =c2A | BGd AGF | EFE E2=c | BGd =c2A | BGd =c2A |
BdB AGF | DED D2 :: G | FGA AFd | AFd AFd | BGd AGF | EFE E2G |
FGA AFd | AFd AFd | B/c/dB AFA | DED D2 :: G| F2D E2D | F2D G2E |
FAd AGF | EFE E2G | F2D E2D | F2D G2E | d2B AFA | DED D2 :: g | fdd edd |
fdd ecA | BGd AGF | EFE E2g | fdd edd | fdd ecA | B/c/dB AFA | DED D2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e2f gfg|~A3 g2e|faf gec|dcd f2d|
e2f gfg|~A3 g2e|faf gec|dfe d3:||
c2d eAA|eAf ecA|c2d ecA|Bcd f2e|
c2d eAA|eAf ecA|f/g/af gec|1dfe d3:|2dfe d2f||
4
X: 4
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3.A.c.A B cBc|(3EEE E c2A|B2G AFD|GFG BAG|
|A2B cBc|(3EEE Ec2A|(3.B.c.d B cAF|G2A BAG:|
|:FGA AFd|AFd AFd|FGA AFD|~G3 BAG|
|FGA AFd|AFd ABc|(3.B.c.d B cAF|~G2A BAG:|
|:FGA AFA|(3DDD D AFA|(3DDDD AFD|(3EEE E GFE|
|FGA AFA|(3DDD D ABc|(3.B.c.d B cAF|G3 G2z:|
5
X: 5
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
.A/.c/.AB cBc | EE/E/E c2 A | B2 G AFD | GFG BAG |
A2 B cBc | EE/E/E c2 A | .B/.c/.d B cAF | G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFd | AFd AFd | FGA AFD | ~G3 BAG |
FGA AFd | AFd ABc | .B/.c/.dB cAF | ~G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFA | DD/D/D AFA | DD/D/D AFD | EE/E/E GFE |
FGA AFA | DD/D/D ABc | .B/.c/.dB cAF | G3 G2 z :|
6
X: 6
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: A2 B cBc | ~E3 c2 A | B2 G AFD | ~G3 BAG |
A/A/AB cBc | ~E3 c2 A | B/c/dB cAF | G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFd | AFd AFd | FGA AFD | EFG GFE |
FGA AFd | AFd ABc | B/c/dB cAF | ~G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFA | ~D3 AFD | FGA AFD | GAB BAG |
FGA AFA | ~D3 ABc | B/c/dB cAF | G2 A BAG :|
~ | EFG GFE | ~ & ~ | GAB BAG | ~
~ | ~E2 F GFE | ~ or ~ | E2 F G2 E | ~ or
~ | G2 A B2 G | ~ or ~ | ~G2 A BAG | ~ or ~ | ~G3 B2 G | ~ ..
7
X: 7
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:.A/.c/.A.A cBc | EE/E/E c2 A | B2 G AFD | GFG BAG |
A2 B cBc | EE/E/E c2 A | .B/.c/.dB cAF | G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFd | AFd AFd | FGA AFD | G3 BAG |
FGA AFd | AFd ABc | .B/.c/.dB cAF | G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFA | DD/D/D AFA | DD/D/D AFD | EE/E/E GFE |
FGA AFA | DD/D/D ABc | .B/.c/.dB cAF | G3 G2 z :|
# Added by JACKB .
8
X: 8
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A2B cBc|~E3 c2A|B2G AFD|~G3 BAG|
A2B cBc|~E3 c2A|BdB cAF|~G2A BAG:|
FGA AFd|AFd AFD|FGA AFD|~G3 BAG|
FGA AFd|AFd ABc|BdB cAF|~G3 BAG:|
FGA AFA|~D3 AFD|FGA AFD|~G3 BAG|
FGA AFA|~D3 ABc|BdB cAF|~G3 BAG:|
9
X: 9
T: Snug In The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: {g}e{A}ef {a}gfg | A{d}A{e}A {gf}g2 e | {g}faf {a}gec | {g}dcd {gfg}f2 d |
{g}e{A}ef {a}gfg | A{d}A{e}A {gf}g2 e | {g}faf {a}gec | {g}df{g}e {Gdc}d3 :|
|: {g}c{G}cd {g}e2 {AGAG}A | {g}eAf {g}e2 {AGAG}A | {g}c{G}cd {g}e2 {AGAG}A | {g}B{G}Bc {g}dB{d}G |
{g}c{G}cd {g}e2 {AGAG}A | {g}eAf {g}e2 {AGAG}A | {g}faf {a}gec | {g}df{g}e {Gdc}d3 :|

Fourteen comments

I learned this tune from Kevin Crawford’s "In Good Company" CD. He plays a Bb flute so I used the Amazing Slowdowner to change the pitch. - Joyce

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Oh yeah! The piper at my session keeps playing this tune, and I was wondering why I keep hearing it in Bb, so I looked it up here,and now I remember! I haven’t listened to "Good Company" in a while, but apparently it’s still stuck in my head.

It shares a lot with the four part tune I know as ‘Old Hag in the Corner’:

X:1
T:Old Hag in the Corner, The
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
S:O’Farrell – National Irish Music for the Union Pipes (1804)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:D
=c | BGd =c2A | BGd =c2A | BGd AGF | EFE E2=c | BGd =c2A | BGd =c2A |
BdB AGF | DED D2 :: G | FGA AFd | AFd AFd | BGd AGF | EFE E2G |
FGA AFd | AFd AFd | B/c/dB AFA | DED D2 :: G| F2D E2D | F2D G2E |
FAd AGF | EFE E2G | F2D E2D | F2D G2E | d2B AFA | DED D2 :: g | fdd edd |
fdd ecA | BGd AGF | EFE E2g | fdd edd | fdd ecA | B/c/dB AFA | DED D2 :|

Snug in a Blanket in D from Anna-Wendy Stevenson (YouTube)

2-part D major version transcribed from Scottish fiddler Anna-Wendy Stevenson here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duvTcMIvKj0


X: 1
T: Snug in a Blanket
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
e2f gfg|~A3 g2e|faf gec|dcd f2d|
e2f gfg|~A3 g2e|faf gec|dfe d3:||
c2d eAA|eAf ecA|c2d ecA|Bcd f2e|
c2d eAA|eAf ecA|f/g/af gec|1dfe d3:|2dfe d2f||

The first time a give a version of a tune I submitted myself…it’s a pipers version!

T: Snug In The Blanket
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Gmaj
|:(3.A.c.A B cBc|(3EEE E c2A|B2G AFD|GFG BAG|
|A2B cBc|(3EEE Ec2A|(3.B.c.d B cAF|G2A BAG:|
|:FGA AFd|AFd AFd|FGA AFD|~G3 BAG|
|FGA AFd|AFd ABc|(3.B.c.d B cAF|~G2A BAG:|
|:FGA AFA|(3DDD D AFA|(3DDDD AFD|(3EEE E GFE|
|FGA AFA|(3DDD D ABc|(3.B.c.d B cAF|G3 G2z:|

I play it in D first part the 2nd 2 parts are in A mix.

"Snug in the Blanket" - a different look at SP’s piper’s take

X: 4.2
T: Snug In The Blanket
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Gmaj
G |:\
.A/.c/.AB cBc | EE/E/E c2 A | B2 G AFD | GFG BAG |
A2 B cBc | EE/E/E c2 A | .B/.c/.d B cAF | G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFd | AFd AFd | FGA AFD | ~G3 BAG |
FGA AFd | AFd ABc | .B/.c/.dB cAF | ~G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFA | DD/D/D AFA | DD/D/D AFD | EE/E/E GFE |
FGA AFA | DD/D/D ABc | .B/.c/.dB cAF | G3 G2 z :|

piobagusfidil - You play the Cs in the B & C parts as ^c (# sharp)? Yuck! :-p

=c ~ C naturals throughout ~ D Dorian

I shouldn’t have cut and pasted from SP’s transcript, I forgot to change the key signature…

D Mixolydian ( =c / ^f )

AAAA!!! 😛 I mean D Miolydian, Cs natural, Fs sharp…

Lydia Oh Lydia and sweet Mixolydian….

"Snug In The Blanket" ~ Liam O’Flynn

X: 5
T: Snug In The Blanket
S: Liam O’Flynn
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: DMix
|: A2 B cBc | ~E3 c2 A | B2 G AFD | ~G3 BAG |
A/A/AB cBc | ~E3 c2 A | B/c/dB cAF | G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFd | AFd AFd | FGA AFD | EFG GFE |
FGA AFd | AFd ABc | B/c/dB cAF | ~G2 A BAG :|
|: FGA AFA | ~D3 AFD | FGA AFD | GAB BAG |
FGA AFA | ~D3 ABc | B/c/dB cAF | G2 A BAG :|

~D3 = cran

His variations given for bar 4 of the G & C parts ~
~ | EFG GFE | ~ & ~ | GAB BAG | ~
which could also be played:
~ | ~E2 F GFE | ~ or ~ | E2 F G2 E | ~ or
~ | G2 A B2 G | ~ or ~ | ~G2 A BAG | ~ or ~ | ~G3 B2 G | ~ etc…
These variations being a third apart…

Re: Snug In The Blanket

Which of these would be closest to the John McSherry/Donal O’Connor/Bob Bozman version on "Six Days in Down"?

Snug In The Blanket, X:8

Transcription of the Pat Broaders / Liz Knowles / Kieran O’Hare version, from the album "Open The Door for Three"