John Kelly’s slide

Also known as Bridgie McGrath’s, Captain Jinks, Old John Kelly’s, Tim Griffin’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

John Kelly’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

John Kelly's has been added to 51 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: John Kelly's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:e|f2A ABA B2A ded|c2B BAB g3 f2e|
f2A ABA B2A ded|c2B BAB d3 d2:|
|:f|g2g gfe f2f fed|Bee efe d2B BAB
|g2g gfe f2f fed|Bee efa b3 a2:|
X: 2
T: John Kelly's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: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||
X: 3
T: John Kelly's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f2 A ABA BAB d2 f | e2 d BAB g3 gfe |
f2 A ABA BAB d2 f |[1 e2 d BAB d3 d2 e :|[2 e2 d BAB d3 def ||
|: g3 gfe f3 fed | e3 edB d2 B ABd |
g2 g gfe f2 f fed |[1 e2 e efa b3 a2 f :|[2 e2 e efa b3 a2 g |]

Seven comments

John Kelly’s slide

Source: The Chieftains "3"
Transcription: g.m.p.

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?

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