Tickle Her Leg With The Barley Straw jig

Also known as Get Up Old Woman And Shake Yourself, Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself, Tickle Her Leg, Tickle Her Leg With A Barley Straw.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Tickle Her Leg With The Barley Straw has been added to 1 tune set.

Tickle Her Leg With The Barley Straw has been added to 50 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Tickle Her Leg With The Barley Straw
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
DFF FEF|D2B, B,CD|CEE EFD|~C3 A,B,C|
DCD EDE|FEF ded|BAF FEF|1 D2B, B,2C:|2 D2B, B,dB||
A2F FdB|A2F FdB|A2F FEF|D2B, B,dB|
A2F FdB|A2F FBc|dcB cBA|~B3 B2c|
dcB cBA|B2A FBc|dcB cBA|~B3 B2c|
dcB cBA|B2A F2E|FGA B2c|B3 d3||
X: 2
T: Tickle Her Leg With The Barley Straw
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
F2B BAF | A2A AFE | F2B BAF | Ade fdB |
F2B BAF | A3 ABc | def e2c |1 B3 AFE :|2 B3 Bde ||
f2b baf | a3 afe | f2b baf | a3 afe |
f2b baf | e3 eBc | def e2c |1 B3 Bde:|2 B3 AFE ||
A2d dcA | c2c cAG | A2d dcA | cfg afd |
A2d dcA | c3 cde | fga g2e |1 d3 cAG :|2 d3 dfg ||
a2d' d'c'a | c'3 c'ag | a2d' d'c'a | c'3 c'ag |
a2d' d'c'a | g3 gde | fga g2e |1 d3 dfg:|2 d3 cAG ||
# Added by bdh .
X: 3
T: Tickle Her Leg With The Barley Straw
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2B BAF | A2A AFE | F2B BAF | Ade fdB |
F2B BAF | A3 ABc | def e2c |1 B3 B2A :|2 B3 Bde ||
f2b baf | a3 afe | f2b baf | a3 aba |
f2b baf | e3 ABc | def e2c |1 B3 Bde:|2 B3 ~B2A ||
X: 4
T: Tickle Her Leg With The Barley Straw
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:F2B BAF | A3 AFE | F2B BAF | d2e f3 |
F2B BAF | A3 ABc | d2f e2c |1 B3 B2A :|2 B3 Bde ||
|:f2b baf | a3 afe | f2b baf | d2e f3 |
f2b baf | e3 ABc | d2f e2c |1 B3 Bde:|2 B3 B2A ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Tickle Her Leg With The Barley Straw
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:E2A AGE | G3 GED | E2A AGE | c2d e3 |
E2A AGE | G3 GAB | c2e d2B |1 A3 A2G :|2 A3 Acd ||
|:e2a age | g3 ged | e2a age | g3 ged|
e2a age | d3 GAB | c2e d2B |1 A3 Acd:|2 A3 A2G ||
# Added by JACKB .

Fourteen comments

Tickle her leg with the barley straw

Great banjo tune, taken from Sharon Shannon’s Spellbound album, goes well with Bundle and Go.

Music in boston?

i am going to Boston soon .Are there any good session pubs in Boston?
Also do they like people joining in?

Is a bear Polish? Does the Pope **** in the woods? Do a search in the Sessions section, Jim, you’ll find plenty. As for joining in, read the comments carefully, it’ll depend on how good *you* are and which session you choose to try to join.

Zina

P.s.

And what does that have to do with Tickle Her Leg, exactly? ;)

Stupid request

You might have noticed that I posted a request for ‘Jeruselem’ okay how stupid do i feel!? Not only did I spell it wrong, I was looking for Jerusalem Ridge in a hurry and never meant to post any request at all…now I can’t get rid of it. So I’m not looking for a hymn but I am going to give up traditional music out of shame….

Skippy, don’t take it to heart! The spelling mistakes (usually typos) on this site would keep a dictionary maker happy (or miserable) for years. Anyway, Jerusalem Ridge has already been submitted, and perhaps some kind person might write a tune called "Jeruselem" - what do you want, reel, jig, hornpipe, etc:) ?
Trevor

Great transcription

That’s a really good transcription of the tune as Sharon Shannon plays it, by the way. Simple things done well!

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Some little variants

I was just trying it out on the B/C accordion and discovered a couple of little variations you can use. There are a bunch of places where it goes EDE or F#EF#. Raising the middle note a half step to ED#E or F#FF# once in a while is nice. I imagine that on a fiddle, using a neutral tone somewhere between D and D# or between E and F would work, too. And the only G in the whole tune also seems to work as a G#.

Who else?

This is one of my favourite jigs - the first one I learnt well enough to play through coherently…

I learned it from Brendan Power and his album "New Irish Harmonica" - I was most surprised (forgive my ignorance, please) to come across it on one of SS’s albums. I like the way both of them play it and I’m going to incorporate some of the fun variations she uses.

*Tunes* version

The version of the tune played on the *Tunes* album, to my ear, sounds more like this (on an F whistle) —

T: Tickle Her Leg
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Bmin
F2B BAF | A2A AFE | F2B BAF | Ade fdB |
F2B BAF | A3 ABc | def e2c |1 B3 AFE :|2 B3 Bde ||
f2b baf | a3 afe | f2b baf | a3 afe |
f2b baf | e3 eBc | def e2c |1 B3 Bde:|2 B3 AFE ||

Or, if you’re more string or button-inclined:

K: Dmin
A2d dcA | c2c cAG | A2d dcA | cfg afd |
A2d dcA | c3 cde | fga g2e |1 d3 cAG :|2 d3 dfg ||
a2d’ d’c’a | c’3 c’ag | a2d’ d’c’a | c’3 c’ag |
a2d’ d’c’a | g3 gde | fga g2e |1 d3 dfg:|2 d3 cAG ||

:)

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Tickle Her Leg

Here’s how I hear it on that recording….

X:1
T: Tickle Her Leg
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Bmin
F2B BAF | A2A AFE | F2B BAF | Ade fdB |
F2B BAF | A3 ABc | def e2c |1 B3 B2A :|2 B3 Bde ||
f2b baf | a3 afe | f2b baf | a3 aba |
f2b baf | e3 ABc | def e2c |1 B3 Bde:|2 B3 ~B2A ||