Clancy’s jig

Also known as Clancy The Scotsman, Katie’s Rambles, Katy’s Rambles.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Clancy’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Clancy’s has been added to 6 tune sets.

Clancy's has been added to 79 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Clancy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:G2e dBd|gab afd|ege dBG|AGA BGE|
G2e dBd|gab afd|ege dBA|1 Bed edB:|2 Bed e2f||
|:gbe gbe|gbb bag|fad fad|faa agf|
eBe g2a|bag fef|gfe dBA|1 Bed e2f:|2 Bed edB||
X: 2
T: Clancy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:A|FBB AFD | def ecA | BcB AFD | EDE FDB,|
FBB AFD | def ecA | BcB AFE | FBB B2 :|
|:c|dfB dfB | def fed | ceA ceA | cde edc |
def efg | fdB cAF | dcB AFE | FBB B2 :|
X: 3
T: Clancy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: G2 e dBd | gfg afd | e/f/ge dBG | A^GA B=GE |
G2 e dBd | gfg afd | e/f/ge dBA |[1 Bee edB :|[2 Bee e2 ||
|: f |gbe gbe | gbb bag | fad fad | faa agf |
eBe gfg | baf gef | gfe dBA |[1 Bee e2 :|[2 Bee edB |]
X: 4
T: Clancy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:A2d cBA|fga gec|ded cAF|GFG AFD|
A2d cBA|fga gec|ded cAG|1 Ad^c d2F:|2 Ad^c d2e||
|:fad fad|fga agf|egc egc|efg gfe|
fga gab|afd ecA|fed cAG|1 Ad^c d2e:|2 Ad^c d2F||
X: 5
T: Clancy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|: F2d cBA | fga gec | ded cAF | GFG AFD |
F2d cBA | fga gec | ded cAG| Ad^c d3 :|
|: fad fad | fga agf | egc egc | efg gfe |
fga gab | afd ecA | fed cAG | Ad^c d3 :|
X: 6
T: Clancy's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|"G"G2e dBG|"A7"gab "D"afd|"C"e/f/ge "G"dBG|"A7"AGA BGE|
"G"G2e dBG|"A7"gab "D"afd|"C"e/f/ge "Bm"dBA|"Em"Bee e2z:|
"Em"gbe gbe|"Em"g2b "A7"bag|"D"fad fad|"D"faa "B7"agf|
"Em"eBe gfg|"Em"bef "A7"gef|"C"gfe "Bm"dBA|"Em"Bee e2z:|

Sixteen comments


Jig that is paired with Whistling Postman as played by Sean Ryan on "S

great album!

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Good tune, but why bother with the c sharp, there are no c’s in it. To me, that sounds not like e dorian but e minor. I just like to get it straight.

Clancy’s Jig

The key is B minor hence the two sharps in the signature.

No you’re wrong it isn’t.

What key then?

What key then, Bmix?

I don’t think so. Gmaj/Emin-ish, maybe?

I recently had a chance to play this jig in Dublin, together with a certain top-rated flute player. Naomh Padraig Ceili Band played it a few years ago to win the All-Ireland.

Katie’s Rambles

I heard this somewhere and scratched it together in this form from recollection. It does seem to be a derivative of Clancy’s Jig as noted in that entry:

Also found it at as something that sounds more like a Contra dance tune:

X: 1
T: Katie’s Rambles
T: Katy’s Rambles
R: jig
Z: 1997 by John Chambers <>
B: Cole p.55
N: Also played in D major.
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bm
|: F2B AGF | def ecA | BcB AFD | EDE FDB, \
| F2B AGF | def ecA | BcB AFE | FB^A B3 :|
|: dfB dfB | def fed | ceA ceA | cde edc \
| def efg | fdB cAF | dcB AFE | FB^A B3 :|

Different version or different tune?

Since 1980 I play a tune "Katies Rambles" which sounds to me like a quite different version. A simple sound file can be heard here:

As a forgot from which source I learned the tune, I did some internet research a found the tune almost as I play it at:
Here is the version as I play it:

T:Katie’s Rambles
C:traditional England / Northumberland
d/2B/2|"D"A2d "C"=cBA|"D"def "G"gag|"D"fed "A"cBA|"Em"GFG "A7"AFD|
"D"A2d "C"=cBA|"D"def "G"gag|"D"fed "A"cBA|"A7"Adc "D"d2:|
f/2e/2|"D"dfa dfa|"D"dfa ag"c#"f|"C"=ceg ceg|"C"=ceg gfe|
"D"fef "A7/e"gfg|"D/f+"aga "G"bag|"D/a"fed "A"cBA|"A7"Adc "D"d2:|

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Re: Clancy’s

You don’t need to yell. 🙂 Presumably you’re asking why an album links to this tune? By default, the site just attempts to link by name, but not all tunes with the same name are the same tune. You can click "edit" on the album page to substitute the correct tune (by name or ID if you know it).