The Cobbler jig

Also known as Dan The Cobbler, Marty’s.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Henchey’s Delight (a few times), Rosewood (a few times), Jackson’s (a few times) and The Kilmovee (a few times).

The Cobbler has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Cobbler has been added to 119 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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||
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||
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 .. !)