Father Dollard’s Favourite jig

Also known as The Snow On The Hills, Father Dollard’s Favorite.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Father Dollard’s Favourite appears in 2 other tune collections.

Father Dollard’s Favourite has been added to 1 tune set.

Father Dollard's Favourite has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Father Dollard's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DFA d2 e|fef dAF|DFA dAB|c2 cBAG|
DFA d2 e|fef a2 a|agf ge^c|ed^c d3:|
|:add gdd|faf d2 d|add gdd|f2 d e2 d|
add gdd|faf d2 a|agf ge^c|ed^c d3:|
X: 2
T: Father Dollard's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFA dcd|AFA BGE|DFA dcd|AFA gfe|
DFA dcd|AFA BGE|afd bge|AFD TE2D:|
fef gfg|afd AFD|fef gfg|DFA TB2A|
fef gfg|afd bge|fga Bcd|AFD TE2D:|
X: 3
T: Father Dollard's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|DFA dcd|AFA BGE|DF/G/A d2 d|AFA G2 E|
DF/G/A d3|AF/G/A BGE|afd [Bb]ge|AF[Dd] E2:|
|:d|f^ef gfg|afd cBA|f^ef g2 g|dFA B2 g|
f^ef gfg|afd [bB]ge|ff/g/a Bcd|AF[Dd] E2:|

Seven comments

I have no Idea what this tune is called

I have been trying to remember this tune for almost a year and I was lying in bed yesterday somewhere between asleep and awake and suddenly found myself humming it. I raced to the computer and wrote it down. I have never known what this tune was called and I’m hoping someone here does. Its really catchy and it was stuck in my head for years before it left. I am happy to have found it again.

I’ve heard variations on “Father Dollards Favourite” played close to this tune. Hope this helps a bit.

O’Neills #36

X: 1 - “Father Dollard’s Favourite Jig” - the original source for this exact transcription

S: “O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies”, 1903, page 140, tune #748
S: Captain Francis O’Neill, “1001 Gems - The Dance Music of Ireland”, 1907, page 23, tune #36