Will You Come Down To Limerick slip jig

Also known as Follow Me Down To Limerick, Kitty Come Down From Limerick, Kitty Come Down To Limerick, Kitty, Come Down To Limerick, The Lark, Munster Gimlet, Plumkum, Will You Come Down To Limerick?.

There are 46 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Hardiman The Fiddler (lots of times) and Give Us A Drink Of Water (a few times).

Will You Come Down To Limerick has been added to 151 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:cAG GAG GBd|cAG GAB cAd|cAG GAG GAG|1cAA fed cAd:|2cAA fed cAG||
ddg gbf g2f|ddg gfg abc'|bag afa gfd|1cAA fed cAG:|2cAA fed cAd||
X: 2
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:cAG GAG GBd|cAG GAB cAd|cAG GAG GAG|1cAA fed cAd:|2cAA fed cAG||
ddg gbf g2f|ddg gfg abc'|bag afa gfd|1cAA fed cAG:|2cAA fed cAd||
X: 3
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:cAG GDG G2d|cAG GDE F2d|cAG GDG GAG|1FAd fed cAd:|2FAd fed cAF||
def gaf g2f|def gag fed|cde fge f2e|def gfd cAF|
def gaf g2f|def gag fga|bgb afa g2e|fed cAG FGA|
|:BGB AFA ~G3|.B.B.B GBd cAG|BDD ADD G2E|1FGA fed cAG:|2FGA fed cAd||
X: 4
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:cAG GDG GBd|cAG G/E/F/G Add|cAG GDG G2 A|1 FGA =fed cAd:|2 FGA =fed cA^F||
|:def gaf ~g3|def gbg afd|1 cde =fge f2 d|cde =fed cA^F:|2 bag agf g2 d|cde =fed cA^F||
|BGB AGF G2 A| ~B3 GBd cBA|1 ~B3 AGF G2 A|FGA =fed cA^F:|2 ~f3 ed^c d2 A|FGA fed cAd||
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X: 5
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
|:d|cAG GDG GGd|cAG GDE FFd|cAG GDG GAG|1 FGA fed cA :|2 FGA fed cA |]
[|A|de^f gaf ~g3|de^f gag fed|cde fge ~f3|cde fed cA^F|
de^f gaf ~g3|de^f gag fga|bgg ag^f g2e|fed cAG ^FGA|]
|:B2d cA^F ~G3|~B3 GBd cBA|BDD ADD ~G3|1 ^FGA =fed cAG:|2 ^FGA =fed cAd|]
X: 6
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
cAG ~G2d ~G2d | cAG ~G2d cAd|cAG ~G2d ~G2d |1 B/c/de ~f2d cAd :|2 B/c/de ~f2d cAG ||
|: d2g gaf ~g2f | dgg gfg abc' | bag agf gfd |1cAA ~f2d cAG :|2cAA ~f2d cAd ||
X: 7
T: Will You Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|cAG GDG G2d|cAG GE/F/G Add|cAG GDG G2A|1 B/c/de g/f/ed cAd :|2 B/c/de g/f/ed cA^F |
|:de^f gaf g3|de^f gag fed|cde =fge =f3|cde =fed cA^F|
de^f gaf g3|de^f gag fga|bgg ag^f g2e|g/f/ed cAG ^FGA|
|:B2d cA^F G3|B3 GBd cBA|BDD ADD G3|1 ^FAd g/f/ed cAG:|2 ^FAd =fed cAd|
|:cAG GDG G2d|cAG {AGA}GFG Add|cAG GDG G2d|1 B/c/de {f/g/f/}fed cAd :|2 B/c/de {f/g/f/}fed cAG ||
|:def gc/A/f g3|def gbg afd|cde =fge =f3|cde =fed cAG|
def gc/A/f g3|def gbg fga|bgg ag^f g2e|g/f/ed cAG ^FGA||
|:BBG AGF G2A|B3 GBd cAG|BBG AGF G2D|B/c/de fed cAd|
BF/G/B AF/G/A G2D|BF/G/B GBd cAG|BDD ADD G3|1 ^FAd g/f/ed cAG:|2 ^FAd =fed cAd|
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty-five comments

Will You Come Down To Limerick (slip jig)

d|:cAG GAG GBd|cAG GAB cAd|cAG GAG GAG|1cAA fed cAd:|2cAA fed cAG||
ddg gbf g2f|ddg gfg abc’|bag afa gfd|1cAA fed cAG:|2cAA fed cAd||

Will You Come Down To Limerick (slip jig)

Source: Tommy McCarthy - "Sporting Nell"
Transcription: g.m.p.

Source: Various Artists - Uilleann Pipes of Ireland
Transcription: gmp

Also recorded by the Dubliners. Great slip jig.

Also recorded by the Dubliners. Great slip jig. There are versions with several parts — check out the ABC tune finder

Will You Come Down to Limerick

I know this as a three part tune, with some of the Fs played as naturals. I don’t remember where I learned this, though it bears some resemblence to the setting in Krassen’s O’Neill’s.

X: 1
T: Will You Come Down to Limerick
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: G
d|:cAG GDG GBd|cAG G/E/F/G Add|cAG GDG G2 A|1 FGA =fed cAd:|2 FGA =fed cA^F||
|:def gaf ~g3|def gbg afd|1 cde =fge f2 d|cde =fed cA^F:|2 bag agf g2 d|cde =fed cA^F||
|BGB AGF G2 A| ~B3 GBd cBA|1 ~B3 AGF G2 A|FGA =fed cA^F:|2 ~f3 ed^c d2 A|FGA fed cAd||

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Tim Collins has a nice version of this (as Kitty Come Down From Limerick" on his CD, "Dancing On Silver," where it comes after "Breathnach’s," a gan ainm tune from the Breandán Breathnach collection, which he plays in A (up from the G in the collection).

Just heard a version of this slip jig on TG4 played by a woman called Edel McWeeney. She plays it with an F natural in the 2nd bar of the A part and the 3rd and 4th bars of the B part. It adds a lot to it, in my opinion.

Here it is roughly as Martin Hayes plays it on ‘Under the Moon’. He fools around with the timing a bit, which gives it a lovely off-beat feel but which also makes it difficult to transcribe in one metre. To keep it all in one metre I’ve left off the first bar and tagged on a final bridging bar which is a dotted crotchet short. Seemed simpler than moving back and forward between 9/8 and 6/8.

T: Kitty Come Down To Limerick
M: 9/8
Q: 250
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
S:based on Martin Hayes’ version from ‘Under the Moon’.
K: Gmaj
DGG GBd cA=F|cA^F GAG GDE|
=F3 =f2d cA^F|GAG G3 DGG|
GBd cA=F cA^F|GAG GDE=F3|
=f2d cA^F GBd|gaf g3 def|
g3 =fdc AB/c/d| =fge =f3 cde|
=fed cA^F GBd|gaf g3 def|
g3 ^fga bag|age =f3 ^cde|
=fed =cA=F cA^F|GAG G3|

“Will You Come Down To Limerick” / “A Whack At The Whigs” ~ kissin’ cousins

Key signature: G Dorian
Submitted on August 7th 2008 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/8794

Mistake?

this tune is what I know as Slaibh na mban
so i think theres a mistake with the track names

Wrong tune name on new album

The first tune in Track 14 on NicGaviskey’s new album, Home Away From Home, listed as Jigs: Kitty Come Down to Limerick is not this tune. It is a jig called Hardiman’s Fancy.

Re: Key of tune….

This tune is more commonly known and played in Cmaj, or well Fmaj if you’re a tad handy on the aul banjo.

Sorry…..f*%k

Eh, i posted the above under tthe wrong flippin tune……

Lovely version

Lovely recording of this tune on Catherine McEvoy’s The Home Ruler, paired with Elizabeth Kelly’s. Played on a C flute (so everything is down a step), giving it that spacious, timber-y sound; lovely. This was one of the first tunes I learned, years ago, off of Geraldine Cotter’s Traditional Irish Whistle Tutor (what was I thinking? This is a tricky tune.).

Kitty come down to limerick

i learned this tune from a great fiddle player from Tang near Athlone Geraldine Mclynn

Paddy O’Brien/James Kelly/Daithi Sproule Setting

sans ornamentation
X: 1
T: Kitty Come Down To Limerick
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmajor
d|cAG GDG G2d|DGG GBd cA=F|cAF GAG GDE|=F2F f2d|
|cAG GDG G2d|DGG GBd cA=F|cAF GAG GDE|=F2F f2d cAG|
|GBd gaf g2B|dgg gag =fed|cde =fge f2d|cde =fed cAG|
|GBd gaf g2B|dgg gag fga|bag age =f2d|cde =fed cA=F|cAF GAG G2d|
|DGG GBd cA=F|cAF GAG GDE|=F2F f2d|
|cAG GDG G2d|DGG GBd cA=F|cAF GAG GDE|=F2F f2d cAG|
|GBd gaf g2B|dgg gag =fed|cde =fge f2d|cde =fed cAG|
|GBd gaf g2B|dgg gag fga|bag age =f2d|cde =fed cA=F|cAF GAG G3|

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Barney McKenna Version

This seems fairly close to Barney McKenna’s version - Kitty Come Down From Limerick
I know its not perfect. I’m Fairly sure its more Gmix than Gmaj so I’ve written it that way.
I encourage and will publish good revisions. I’d like this to be a good source. Barney’s version
is by far my favorite - as is/was Barney himself.

The Dubliners- Kitty Come Down From Limerick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6RU76gdTJk


This fellow does a pretty good clone of Barney’s version
Keegan Drohan tenor banjo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBRZWkrpoIQ


Another similar one mostly on accordion.
From The Blarney Folk’s album, "Let Those Irish Brown Eyes Smile at Me, Babe"
Kitty Come Down From Limerick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3XabhT-Zs8

Setting #5

transcribed from "Deadly Buzz" by Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Duplicate

See this one: https://thesession.org/tunes/2337
Though not exactly a duplicate - this version is different from all of the others.
The version above is very close to what Sean Keane plays on his 1990 album Jig It in Style.

Kelly/O’Brien/Sproule setting

OMG, someone please confirm for me I’m not crazy and that the version on James Kelly et als Traditional Music of Ireland album is actually crooked.

I think Mack’s setting above is correct notewise, though I wouldn’t bar the crooked bar where he does.

Going out of my mind! TIA!

-K

Re: Will You Come Down To Limerick

Its definitely crooked. Im just not that great at my abc’s and wasn’t sure how to make sense of it. Most of it is 9/8 though where the first part ends to repeat the phrase that being fourth bar is cut short three eighth notes. The second part is even more confusing, throwing the cA=F cAF from the first part at the end of the second which brings you back to somewhere in the middle of the first part which will never be the same as the very first time you play the first part. whew……….. Any way it looks confusing to me on paper and I cant really get the feel of it with out listening and playing along, best bet is to listen and figure it out. Another crooked version similar to this one is on Martin Hayes album Under The Moon.

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