I Have No Money reel

Also known as Miss Hamilton’s, Taim Gan Airgead.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE|FAdB A2 AG|FAdA F~E3|FAdB ABdf|afeg fddA|
FAdB A2 AG|FAdA F~E3|FAdB ABdf|afeg fddf||
afef ~d3f|afeg fBBf|afef d2 dB|ABAG FDDf|
afef ~d3f|afeg fBBf|~a3f efdB|ABAG FDDE||
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2
X: 2
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|FAdB A2{B}AG|FAdA FEEG|FAdB A2Af|1 afeg fddA:|2 afeg fddf||
afef d2df|afeg fBBf|afef dedB|A2{B}AG FDDf|
afef d2df|afeg fBBf|a2af edBd|A2{B}AG FAdA||
3
X: 3
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB|:AFdB ~A3B|AFdA FE~E2|AFdB Ad (3efg|afeg fdeB:|2 afeg fddf||
|:afef d2 (3efg|afed (3efg bg|afef defe|1 dBAG Feed:|2 dBAG FD~D2||
4
X: 4
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3FGA dB ~A3G|(3FGA dA FEEG|(3FGA dB ~A3f|afeg fedG|
(3FGA dB ~A3G|(3FGA dA FEEG|FAdB ~A3f|1 afeg fdd2:|2 afeg fedf||
|:afef dfaf|afeg fbbf|afef dcdB|(3AcA GA FADf|
afef dcdf|afeg fbbf|af (3gfe fdBd|A2AG FAD2:|
5
X: 5
T: I Have No Money
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAdB A3G|FAdA FE E2|FAdB ABdf|afeg fddA|
FAdB A3G|FAdA FE E2|FAdB ABdf|afeg fddf||
afef dcdf|afeg fB B2|afef dcdB|ABAG FDDf|
afef dcdf|afeg fB B2|afge dedB|ABAG FDDE||
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

I Have No Money

This is a fairly common session tune, though many of the players I’ve heard knock it out don’t know a name for it. Most who do have a name call it I Have No Money, but Alan Ng’s web site also gives Miss Hamilton as an alternate title. I’ll stick with the lack of money, cuz I like the contrast with the kick-up-your-heels, giddy melody line.

In the A part, on whistle or flute, I’d roll the long A in the 1st and 5th bars. On fiddle, I’ll do any of the following:
| FAdB ABAG |
| FAdB ~A3G | (an open string roll)
| FAdB (3AAA AG | (bowed triplet)
| FAdB (3ABA AG | (slurred triplet)
| FAdB [A2A2] AG | (doublestop with the 4th finger, 3rd string A and open A string)

In the B part, I sometimes play high b’s in the 6th bar:
| afeg fbbf |

Usually played as a single reel, that is, ABAB.

Posted .

T:I Have No Money
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Traditional Irish Music From Doolin Co. Clare by Terry Bingham
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:D
| FAdB A2{B}AG | FAdA FEEG | FAdB A2Af |1 afeg fddA: |2 afeg fddf ||
| afef d2df | afeg fBBf | afef dedB | A2{B}AG FDDf |
| afef d2df | afeg fBBf | a2af edBd | A2{B}AG FAdA ||

From track 5 of Barry Kerr’s "The Three Sisters":

X: 1
T: I Have No Money
T: Donegal Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
S: Barry Kerr - The Three Sisters
K: Dmaj
dB|:AFdB ~A3B|AFdA FE~E2|AFdB Ad (3efg|afeg fdeB:|2 afeg fddf||
|:afef d2 (3efg|afed (3efg bg|afef defe|1 dBAG Feed:|2 dBAG FD~D2||

This tune is in the Gunn Book (Fermanagh 1865) as ‘Miss Hamilton’s Reel’.
I have always known it as I Have no Money