The Priest slide

Also known as Is It The Priest You Want, Is It The Priest You Want?.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Bowna (a few times), The Cat Rambles To The Child’s Saucepan (a few times) and This Is My Love, Do You Like Her? (a few times).

The Priest has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Priest has been added to 119 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Priest
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g|edB d2 B d2 B B2 g| edB d2 B c2 A A2 g|
edB d2 B BAB g3|BAB g3 B2 G G2 :|
f|gag fgf g2 e e2 d|eaa aga b2 e e2 f|
gag fgf g2 e e2 d|BAB g3 B2 G G2:|
X: 2
T: The Priest
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
edB d2B d2B B2g|edB d2B c2A A2g|
edB d2B BAB g2B|BAB gfg B2G G2g:|
gag fef g2e e2d|e2a aga b2e e2f|
gag fef g2e e2d|1 BAB gfg B2G G2g:|2 BAB gfg B2G G2||

Thirteen comments

Temple House Slide

Yet another well known Slide for any Sleuth here to track down.

‘May the force be with you’ in your quest!

Funny how so many recordings, especially older ones, give names for all their Jigs & Reels but appear to believe it is perferctly OK just to put down ‘Polkas’ or ‘Slides’ when it comes to Kerry tunes!

Found it meself!

Blimey, that was weird, I gave this tune a nickname, just until I could find the real name, & then, when I posted it with the nickname, it turns out that someone else knows it by that name also ………………….- ALIENS at work?

Don’t Panic! Don’t Panic!- the other Temple House was a Reel.

Oops, I was 1 second late.

I’m calling for a photo finnish on that one!

Thanks guys.

‘finish’ even!

Finally, someone makes a comment on this lovely old slide. So Dow, are you focusing on slides now?

Damn, your polkas… Sorry, neglect! :-/ No, I haven’t forgotten, just been waylaid repeatedly lately by other madness…

I think this is a great tune I usually play it as follows:
1. The Priest
2. Mary Willies
3. This is my love, do you like her?
I may have taken to this set of tunes due to the potentially interesting storyline as indicated by the titles:-)

It took me a while to come to terms with this tune, my fingers always running ahead, wanting to play
|gedB ddBd|gedB cAAA| in 2/2 instead…