The Cobbler jig

Also known as Dan The Cobbler, Marty’s.

There are 29 recordings of this tune.

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The Cobbler appears in 4 other tune collections.

The Cobbler has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Cobbler has been added to 123 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Cobbler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFA B2A|def gfe|fdf ecA|BGB AFE|
DFA B2A|def gfe|fdf ecA|1 Adc dAF:|2 Adc d2e||
|:fad fad|faa agf|eg=c eg=c|efg gfe|
fef gfg|agf efg|fed =cAG|1 Adc d2e:|2 Adc dAF||
2
X: 2
T: The Cobbler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:"D"DFA B2A|def geg|fdf ecA|"G"BdB "A"AFE|
"D"DFA B2A|def geg|fdf ecA |1 "G"B2c "D"d3 :|2 "G"B2c "D"d2e||
|:"D"fad fad|faa agf|"C"eg=c egc|egg gfe|
"D"fef "G"~g3|"D"agf efg|fed BAG |1 Adc d2e :|2 Adc d3||
3
X: 3
T: The Cobbler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFA B2A | def g2e | fdf ecA | BGB AFD |
DFA B2A | def g2e | fdf ecA | Add d3:|
|:faa faa | faa agf | e=ce e=ce | efg gfe |
fef gfg | afd efg | fed =cAG | Add d3:|

Ten comments

The Cobbler

A very old jig which we normally play after Bill Collins and the Kilmovee. I have also heard it referred to as "Dan the Cobbler".

The 2nd part’s reminds me of Kitty’s Rambles.

The Cobbler

I was referring to this in a Discussion thread today and forgot that I’d posted it until I checked the details - old age and all that!
For anyone who’d like to hear the tune, it’s over on the Comhaltas site at http://media.comhaltas.ie/audio/fs2/1-42Cobbler,the.mp3. That’s a lovely couple of bars in the second part where it strays into the key of "C".

Yes, a lovely jig… I’d forgotten all about this one, an old favourite…

The Cobbler

I like this D major jig very much, play it a lot at dances, and would like to give some credit to whoever wrote it, if it isn’t "trad"—does anyone know who might have composed it? Many thanks—

A.k.a. Marty’s Jig

I learned this tune as "Marty’s Jig", from "The Very Best of Irish Ceili", Arran Records, CD 2, track 8. Played by Sean and Jim McGuire:

X: 16
T: Marty’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
|:"D"DFA B2A|def geg|fdf ecA|"G"BdB "A"AFE|
"D"DFA B2A|def geg|fdf ecA |1 "G"B2c "D"d3 :|2 "G"B2c "D"d2e||
|:"D"fad fad|faa agf|"C"eg=c egc|egg gfe|
"D"fef "G"~g3|"D"agf efg|fed BAG |1 Adc d2e :|2 Adc d3||

I prefer the A part with triplets, as played by Majella Bartley

X: 16
T: Dan The Cobbler
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
|:"D"DFA B2A|def gfe|f/g/a fecA|"G"B/c/d B "A"AFE|
"D"DFA B2A|def gfe|f/g/a fecA |1 "G"B/c/d c "D"d3 :|2 "G"B2c "D"d2e||
|:"D"fad fad|faa agf|"C"eg=c egc|egg gfe|
"D"fef "G"~g3|"D"agf efg|fed BAG |1 Adc d2e :|2 Adc d3||

The Cobbler, X:3

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. Quite similar to X:1 but the triplets in third bar of the B part are inverted.

Re: The Cobbler

I was going to mention also, the B part of this tune should be written in D mix, for those modal purists out there (like me .. !)