Cock And The Hen slip jig

Also known as The Arra Mountains, Arragh Mountains, The Arragh Mountains, Arras Mountain, The Cock And The Hen, Mount Arragh, The Mountains Of Arra, The Silver Mountains, Sliabh Ara, The White Mountains.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Father Burke’s (a few times) and Hardiman The Fiddler (a few times).

Cock And The Hen has been added to 4 tune sets.

Cock And The Hen has been added to 145 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Cock And The Hen
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAA EAB cBc|EAA EAG {A}GFG|EAA EAB c2 d|~e3 ege dBG:|
|A2 a gef ~g3|e2 a ged Bcd|e2 a gef g2 e|dB/c/d ege dBG|
A2 a gef ~g3|e2 a ged Bcd|e/f/ge f/g/af g2 e|dB/c/d ege dBG|
# Added .
X: 2
T: Cock And The Hen
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAA EAB cBc|EAA EAG GFG|EAA EAB c2 d|
|ege ege dBG:||
|A2 a gef g3|e2 a ged Bcd|e2 a gef g2 e|
|A2 a gfe g3|e2 a ged Bcd|efg fga g2 e|
|dBd ege dBG||
||EAA EAB ~c3|EAA EAF GFG|EAA EAB c2 d|~e3 ege dBG:||
|[Ae]aa gef ~g3|[Ae]aa ged Bcd|[Ae]aa gef g2 e|dB/c/d ege dBG|
|[Ae]aa gef ~g3|[Ae]aa ged Bcd|e/f/ge f/g/af g2 e|dB/c/d ege dBG||
# Added .
X: 3
T: Cock And The Hen
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
EAA EAB c3|EAA AGF GED|EAA EAB c2d|e2e ege dBG:||!
.Aza gef ~g3|~a3 ged Bcd|eAA gef ~g2e|d^cd efe dBG|!
.Aza gef ~g3|aba ged Bcd|e/f/ge f/g/af g2e|d^cd efe dBG||
X: 4
T: Cock And The Hen
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: E2 A EAB cBc | E2 A EAF GED |\
E2 A EAB c2 d | e2 e ege dBG :|
|: A2 a gef gfg | A2 a ged Bcd |\
[1 A2 a gef g2 e | d2 d ege dBG :|
[2 e2 e faf g2 e | d2 d ege dBG |]
X: 5
T: Cock And The Hen
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EAA EAB cBc|EAA EAF GED|EAA EAB c2d|efe e/f/ge dBG :|
Aaa gef gfg|eaa ged Bcd|eaa gef g2e|d^cd e/f/ge dBG|
Aaa gef gfg|eaa ged Bcd|e/f/ge f/g/af g2e|d^cd e/f/ge dBG||

Eight comments

Paddy O’Brien’s

Thanks to Emily for teaching this tune to Sos, Zina, and myself during Paddy’s Angels’ visit to Montana. Em learned it from Kevin Crawford at Gaelic Roots this year and gave it to us as he played it on flute. This instantly became one of my favorite slip jigs—it’s "awesome," isn’t it Em? :o) Totally.

For the sake of getting the basic tune under your fingers, here’s a somewhat simplified setting:

T: Paddy O’Brien’s
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: A dorian
|:EAA EAB cBc|EAA EAG GFG|EAA EAB c2 d|
|ege ege dBG:||
|A2 a gef g3|e2 a ged Bcd|e2 a gef g2 e|
|dBd ege dBG|
|A2 a gfe g3|e2 a ged Bcd|efg fga g2 e|
|dBd ege dBG||

And here’s how it’s been coming out on my fiddle lately:

T: Paddy O’Brien’s
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: A dor
||EAA EAB ~c3|EAA EAF GFG|EAA EAB c2 d|~e3 ege dBG:||
|[Ae]aa gef ~g3|[Ae]aa ged Bcd|[Ae]aa gef g2 e|dB/c/d ege dBG|
|[Ae]aa gef ~g3|[Ae]aa ged Bcd|e/f/ge f/g/af g2 e|dB/c/d ege dBG||

Posted .

Good job Will! I was also in that class and had fun learning this slip jig with Emily. Kevin rolled the C naturals as a variation.

Joyce

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We’ve been playing this one followed up by Kid on the Mountain recently. Good stuff.

McNamara setting

T:Arra Mountains
R:slip jig
N:track 12b
D:Brian McNamara: Fort of the Jewels
Z:Bill Reeder
M:9/8
L:1/8
K:G
EAA EAB c3|EAA AGF GED|EAA EAB c2d|e2e ege dBG:||!
.Aza gef ~g3|~a3 ged Bcd|eAA gef ~g2e|d^cd efe dBG|!
.Aza gef ~g3|aba ged Bcd|e/f/ge f/g/af g2e|d^cd efe dBG||

“The Arra Mountains” ~ C: Paddy O’Briend

X: 5
T: Arra Mountains, The
C: Paddy O’Brien
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Ador
|: E2 A EAB cBc | E2 A EAF GED |
E2 A EAB c2 d | e2 e ege dBG :|
|: A2 a gef gfg | A2 a ged Bcd |
[1 A2 a gef g2 e | d2 d ege dBG :|
[2 e2 e faf g2 e | d2 d ege dBG |]

Arra Mountains, X:5

Paddy O’Brien’s version.