John Kelly’s slide
Source: The Chieftains "3"
My transcription from "Bailey’s Dance Music - Traditional Irish Fiddle Music"
|:f2A A2A BAB def|e2d B2A B2g gfe|
f2A A2A BAB def|1e2d BAB d3 d2e:|2e2d BAB d3 def||
|:g2g gfe f2f fed|efe edB d2B A2f|
g2g gfe f2f fed|1efe efa b3 a2f:|2efe efa b3 a3||
Nice, lively happy punchy jig, pefectly suited to the Highland Pipe as the Daimh recording contributes to show
X: 3 "John Kelly’s Slide"
S: Michael Sexton
alias "Captain Jinks"
John Kelly’s Slide = Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines
Ha! Never made this connection. Captain Jinks is an old "play party" song. http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiCAPTJINK;ttCAPTJINK.html
I’m Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines
I feed my horse on corn and beans,
And sport young ladies in their teens
Tho’ a Captain in the Army.
As recorded by Floyd Woodhull and his Old Tyme Masters in 1941: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keCW7wANnQ0 The caller just calls, none of the usual lyrics.
Re: Bridgie McGrath’s
Can anyone tell me anything at all about the source of the title "Bridgie McGrath’s" for this tune, beyond the fact that it was apparently listed as such on the Kilfenora Ceili Band recording? Anyone know who Bridgie McGrath was?