Toad In The Toilet jig

By Colm O’Rua

Also known as The Toad In The Toilet.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Toad In The Toilet has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Toad In The Toilet
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:fec BAB|fec fga|fec ecA|aec Ace|
fec BfB|fec fga|faa ecA|1 cBB B2e:|2 cBB B2A||
|:~B2a fga|~B2a ecA|~B2a fga|fec ecA|
~B2a fga|~B2a ecA|faa ecA|cBB B2A:|
|:BAB cBc|aec fec|BAB cBc|aec Ace|
BAB cBc|aec fec|efa ecA|1 cBB B2A:|2 cBB B2e||
2
X: 2
T: Toad In The Toilet
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:edB AGA|edB efg|edB dBG|gdB GB/c/d|
edB AGA|edB efg|~e3 dBG|1 BAA A2d:|2 BAA A2G||
|:~A2g efg|~A2g dBG|~A2g efg|edB dBG|
~A2g efg|~A2g dBG|~e3 dBG|BAA A2G:|
|:~A3 ~B3|gdB edB|AGA ~B3|gdB GB/c/d|
~A3 ~B3|gdB edB|deg dBG|1 BAA A2G:|2 BAA A2d||

Ten comments

Re: Toad In The Toilet

This tune is not in B dorian, it’s Bm. All these g#s are natural. Written by Colm o’Rua.

Re: Toad In The Toilet

Thanks bogman.

Had a few listens to it in both Bmin and Bdor before adding the tune - g’s as sharp, rather than as natural, sounded slightly better to my ear. Hence the original posting of Bdor (have now switched X1 to Bmin).

Re: Toad In The Toilet

If you don’t mind me passing on a tip NfldWhistler, if the original recording features highland pipes, small pipes or, in this case, border pipes and there are a few g’s, they are almost certainly natural. Borders can play the g# but it’s pretty uncommon. Sometimes you can get the impression the g’s are sharp but they usually aren’t. Lots of pipe tunes are in A major with three sharps for example but they almost always have no g’s. Sometimes they have a passing g natural which often has people mistakenly label them as A mixolydian - which most highland pipe tunes are in.

Re: Toad In The Toilet

I’ll keep that in mind, thanks again.

Re: Toad In The Toilet

FWIW, Highland pipes can play G#, C natural, F Natural and even High B (and some do it regularly, though many pipers are not aware of that or reject it as not a thing one does) I play a number of tunes that require a high G# and a high B. Granted, I learned how to do so on border pipes, but with the right chanter and reed, it’s easily achieved on Highland pipes as well.

Re: Toad In The Toilet

That is true Klondike but that misses the point entirely.

Re: Toad In The Toilet

I haven’t heard a high b without a key though that’s a new one on me. Any examples?

Re: Toad In The Toilet

Yes please, I’d love to hear that too. And please provide a list of tunes with these notes included.

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