The Glass of Beer
I’ve heard this played as a two-part tune and as a three-part tune (see the "variation")—not sure which version would be considered "standard."
Glass of Beer
I play the 2 part variant, but find the the 3rd part interesting. It seems to me the 3rd part could also be tagged on at the end to end the tune with: i.e. play aabbaabba’a’ where a’ is the variant of part a.
I think the third part is just the variation on the first part. Could be wrong, but thats what it looks like to me.
Yes, that third part is a variation on the first part. That’s why it says "Part A variation, sometimes played as a Part C" in the ABC notation.
Possible part C
Huh…I’ve been learning this one, and I haven’t heard any recordings of it with that variation played as a part C — I suppose you could end with it and not go back to the A part to keep it from sounding like you’ve just done four A parts. Does anyone know of a recording of it done with the variation played as a C part?
Tune’s in Bm, No?
Not Edor— The A part admits of endless variations that resemble your "C part"—doesn’t look different enough to really be a separate part (to me).
It’s in Bm.
(Can these things be changed?)
A free recording
This tune is one of the one’s at the Whistle Shop’s Slow Session page. They have sheetmusic, and both full speed and slowed down mp3s of the tune being played on whistle. http://www.thewhistleshop.com/slow/session.htm
Glasses and glasses of beer
I think Will might have had too many glasses of beer when he posted this. ;-)
I think the whistler at ‘TheWhistleShop’ was pissed when he made that recording…
Glass of beer
this sounds good in a set with Fermoy lasses (before or after it both sounds good)
Heyy has anyone got an idea of who composed this tune? would love to find out
What could you play after this tune any suggestions?
You could try following this with the Humours of Tulla.
As of today, when I’m not playing it with others, I going to play it with all the d’s sharpened… Most of the time at least. It gives it an interesting feel…
Glass of Beer - Composer?
Does anybody knows who composed this tune?
Not that I’m aware of. Listed as "Traditional" on any recordings I have.
Glass of Beer - Composer?
Glass of Beer
Trying playing this one after Ale is Dear
T: Glass Of Beer, The
GA|BE E2 BEdE|BE E2 A2 GA|BE E2 B3A|GBdB A2 GA|
BE E2 BEdE|BE E2 A2 GA|BE E2 B3A|GBdB A2 BA||
G3A B3A|GABG AGED|G3A B3A|GBdB A2 BA|
G3A B3A|GABG AGED|G3A B3A|GBdB A2 GA||
Chase her through the Garden
An Em version of this tune is in the "Hidden Fermanagh" book under the name Chase her through the Garden. The source for the version is listed as "From the playing of Eddie Duffy".
I’ve made an arrangement for DADGAD fingerstyle guitar :
Hope you like it…
Chase Her Through the Garden
For whatever it’s worth, on Boys of the Lough’s Live at Passim album, they play this tune as Chase Her Through the Garden, in e minor, and with the B part first. I’d say that’s pretty strong evidence to make it a separate tune.
nope, wrong, my bad. Putting the B part is first would put the tune in G major. sorry.
Spirit of the West - “Home for a Rest”
This tune is known in Canada as part of the ending set for the tune "Home for a Rest" by the west coast band Spirit of the West. If you haven’t heard it, look it up. It’s a good tune.
Composer of Glass Of Beer?
Composer; Many source list this tune as "traditional" but a number of sources credit the Mayo born fiddler John McFadden (1847-1913) as the composer:
A photo of McFadden: http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/image/mcfadden-john-early-james
The Glass Of Beer, X:3
A minor seting
The Glass Of Beer, X:6
From Fionn Seisiun 1
Re: The Glass Of Beer
I play it with "Maid behind the bar" first then "Glass of Beer". It doesn’t resolve so you have to just end it or add another tune. I believe there is a recording of "Glass of beer" on a CD by a group called Ballinloch called "Home from the Sea" . It ends a song "Ne’er again".