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 a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Alexander MacAskill Of Bernera, Harris (a few times), Domhnall Dubh (a few times) and The Kitchen Maid (a few times).

Snug In The Blanket has been added to 5 tune sets.

Snug In The Blanket has been added to 201 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

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:|
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 :|
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||
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:|
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 :|
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 | ~ ..
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 .
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:|

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!!! :-P 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"