The Wanderer jig

Also known as The Champion, The Fisherman’s Lilt, The Flanagan Brothers’, The Flanagan Brothers, Flanagan’s, Flanagan’s, Joe Derane’s, Joe Derrane’s, The Lilting Fisherman, Mike Flanagan’s.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Kimmel’s (a few times).

The Wanderer has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Wanderer has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Wanderer
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFA DFA | GBc dcB | Add cde | ~f3 ecA |
DFA DFA | GBc dcB | Add cde |1 fdc d2 A :|2 fdc d2 e ||
f2 d dcd | ecA ABc | ~d3 dcd | eaa a2 g |
f2 d dcd | ecA ABc | dcA GFG |1 Adc d2 e :|2 Adc d3 ||
FBc dcB | fBc dcB |fgf f2 e | fgf edc |
FBc dcB | fBc dcB |fgf edc |1 dBB BAG :|2 dBB B3 ||
A3 G3 |FAd fed | cBA gfe | dfe dcB |
ABA GAG |FAd fed | cBA gfe |1 dfe dcB :|2 dfe d2 D ||
X: 2
T: The Wanderer
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
||:DFA DFA|GBc dcB|Add cde|fdf ecA|
DFA DFA|GBc dcB|Add cde|fdc d2:||
e||:fdd dcd|edA ABc|cdd dcd|eaa a2g|
fdd dcd|edA ABc|dcA GFG|AFD D3:||
||:FBc dcB|fBc dcB|cff f2c|fgf edc|
FBc dcB|fBc dcB|cff fec|dBB BAG:||
||AFA BGB|AFA fed|cBA gfe|dfe dcB|
AFA BGB|AFA fed|cBA gfe|dfe dcB|
AFA BGB|AFA fed|cBA gfe|dfe dcB|
AFA BGB|AFA fed|cBA gfe|dfe d3||
X: 3
T: The Wanderer
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DFA DFA | GBc dcB | Add cde | fdf ecA |
DFA DFA | GBc dcB | Add cde |1 fdc d2 A :|2 fdc d2 e ||
|:f2 d dcd | ecA ABc | ded dcd | eaa a2 g |
f2 d dcd | ecA ABc | dcA GFG |1 Adc d2 e :|2 Adc d3 ||
|:FBc dcB | fBc dcB | =Bff f2=f | fgf edc |
FBc dcB | fBc dcB | =Bff fec |1 dBB BAG :|2 dBB B3 ||
|:A3 G3 |FAd fdB | Ace gec | dfe dcB |
ABA GAG |FAd fdB | Ace gec |1 dfe d2d :|2 dfe d2 A ||
# Added by hone .

Fifteen comments

Not sure on the tune title, this comes up fairly often where I live. It’s flitting on the fruitcake edge, but a fun tune nonetheless. I think Gavin may have recorded it but I can’t remember.

Have I heard this on Moving Cloud’s Foxglove CD? Could be wrong. If no one can verify or disclaim this, I’ll check it when I get home from vacation tomorrow.

Mike Flanagan’s

I couldn’t find that one here which is very strange, it’s a common tune, a good one anyway. Picked up in a De Danann recording, forgot which one.

@metapop

I knew it was hidden somewhere.

Joe Derrane’s Jig (DFA DFA|GBc dcB|)

I asked Joe today if he had composed this tune and if so what was its "birth name".

His response: "No, it’s not one of mine! I’ve never heard it before. "

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Joe Derrane’s Jig Parts III & IV

I have no idea about the first two parts of this jig, but the other two parts are in some collections as "The Champion". I believe it was recorded by Larry Gavin (box). I learned it in A minor from Noel Rice - now in Chicago - a great flute player.

Luke

Scahill tutor vol2

This four part version is one of the two "foundation tunes" in Enda Scahill’s Irish Banjo Tutor Volume II, labeled as The Champion. A tasty difference in his core setting (though I won’t post the transcription in full, get the book) is that bar 3 of the C part has a flattened B and a natural F: | _Bee e2=f |

Mistyped, that should be | _Bff f2=f |

“The Wanderer” ~ The Flanagan Brothers Band - a medley of two jigs

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/FLAG_FLOR.htm#FLANAGAN’S_(JIG)_[2]

FLANAGAN’S (JIG) [2]. AKA – “Mike Flanagan’s Jig.” Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning. AABBCCDD. The last two parts of the tune (in reverse order) comprise “The Champion (Jig) [3],” played by Cape Breton musicians. The title “Flanagan’s Jig” refers to the Flanagan Brothers Band, who recorded the two-jig medley (under the title “The Wanderer”) in 1929. Philippe Varlet says the second jig in the medley was recorded by early button accordion recording great John J. Kimmel as “The Smash” (also recorded under that title again by the Flanagan Brothers and accordion player Joe Flanagan). Green Linnet SIF 1113, De Danann – “1/2 Set in Harlem.”

The Wanderer / The Champion / Flanagan’s, X:3

This is a setting I got from Enda Scahill. It’s slightly different and he named it "The Champion".
It’s also played by Martin Murray on his album "A Dark Horse" where it is named "Flanagan’s".

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Re: The Wanderer

I didn’t know there was a jig with the same name as my user name…