Ask My Father slide

Also known as Ask Me Father, Single Jig, With All My Heart.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Pat Ward’s (lots of times), The Connaught Heifers (a few times), The Steampacket (a few times), Finbarr Dwyer’s (a few times) and The Lads Of Laois (a few times).

Ask My Father has been added to 1 tune set.

Ask My Father has been added to 91 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A2G|:F2D DDD A2G F2D|AAA B2G ABA A2G|F2D DDD A2G F2D|
G2B A2F G2B A2G|F2D DDD A2G F2D|AAA B2G ABA A2G|
F2D DDD A2G F2D|1G2B A2F GGG A2G:|2G2B A2F G3-G2e||
f2d eee f2d cAG|AAA B2G AAA g2e|f2d eee f2d cAF|
G2B A2F G3-G2 e|f2d eee f2d cAG|AAA B2G AAA g2e|
f2e d2e f2 g a2g|1f2d c2A G3-G2e:|2f2d c2A G3 A2G||
X: 2
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
M: 6/8
|: A2 G |F2 D DED | A2 G F2 D | ABA B2 G | ABA A2 G |
F2 D DED | A2 G F2 D | G2 d cAF | G3 :|
|: G2 e |f2 d d2 e | f2 d cAG | A3 BAG | ABA A2 e |
f2 d d2 e | fed cAF | GAG AGF | G3 :|
X: 3
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A2G|:F2D D3 A2G F2D|A2A B2G A2A A2G|F2D D3 A2G F2D|
G2B A2F G3 A2G|F2D D3 A2G F2D|A2A B2G A2A A2G|
F2D D3 A2G F2D|1G2B A2F G3 A2G:|2G2B A2F G3-G2g||
|:f2d d2g f2d cAG|A2A A2G A2A A2g|f2d d2g f2d cAF|
G2B A2F G3-G2 g|f2d d2g f2d cAG|A2A A2G A2A A2g|
f2e d2e f2g a2g|1f2d c2A G3-G2g:|2f2d c2A G2B A2G||
X: 4
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AG|:F2D ~D3 F2D D2F | A2c BAG A3 A2G | F2D ~D3 F2D D2F |1 G2B AGF G3 A2G :|2 G2B AGF G3 F2G |
A2d- d2e f2d cAG |1 A2c BAG A3 F2G | A2d- d2e f2d cAF | G2B AGF G3 F2G :|2 A2c BAG A3 f2g | agf gfe f2d cAF | G2B AGF G3 |
X: 5
T: Ask My Father
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A2G|:F2D D3 A2G F2D|A3 B2G ABA A2G|
F2D D3 A2G F2D|G2B A2F G3 A2G|
F2D D3 A2G F2D|A3 B2G ABA A2G|
F2D D3 A2G F2D|G2B A2F G3-G2g||
|:f2d d2e f2d cAG|A3 B2G A3 A2g|
f2d d2e f2d cAF|G2B A2F G3-G2 g|
f2d d2e f2d cAG|A3 B2G A3 A2g|
f2d d2e f2g a2g|f2d c2A G2B A2G||
# Added by JACKB .

Nine comments

Ask My Father

An old favourite that I haven’t heard at a session for many a year.This setting is from the playing of Dick Gaughan.It’s in 12/8,so I submitted it as a slide,but it’s usually played fairly slowly,more like a hornpipe.Nadolig Llawen!

This wasn’t in here?! LOL — the name of our band, and we play it with … geez, what do we play it with? One of the John Brady’s, maybe?

Ask My Father

I was surpised that it wasn’t in here too.

I think this might be related to Old Hag You Have Killed Me.

“Ask My Father” ~ single jig ~ Willie Clancy

X: 2
T: Ask My Father
S: Willie Clancy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: single jig
K: Gmaj
|: A2 G |\
F2 D DED | A2 G F2 D | ABA B2 G | ABA A2 G |
F2 D DED | A2 G F2 D | G2 d cAF | G3 :|
|: G2 e |\
f2 d d2 e | f2 d cAG | A3 BAG | ABA A2 e |
f2 d d2 e | fed cAF | GAG AGF | G3 :|

Ask My Father

This tune in its usual setting comes from the piping of Seamus Ennis, who would always play it in conjunction with Pat Ward’s. Ward was a piping colleague of Ennis’s father James; another of these old pipers was Billy Andrews, who recorded the setting of X:4 on a 78. Ennis’s tunes are still popular with pipers who want to trot out a single jig or two. I’ve always played Andrews’s setting myself, it’s a nice change from the norm.

Ask My Father, X:5

Lovely piping jig.

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as a reel…

https://thesession.org/recordings/4808

The Furey brothers and Davey Arthur recorded a reel version of this on the above recording. [ Track 7 ]
I first heard that version when the band were guests on a late night John Peel programme, probably in the early 1980s. It works very well.
@JACKB - I was in the Adelaide Irish Club a week ago. Was that you whose name was on a poster as playing there last Friday ? If so, hope it went well, and I’m sorry that I missed you by a mere 36 hours !
All the best, Kenny

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Re: Ask My Father

This is in O’Neill’s ‘Dance Music of Ireland’ under the name ‘With All My Heart’

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