The Clog slide

Also known as The Brosna, Dineen Dinny Din Dan’s.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Hare In The Corn (a few times), Jimmy Doyle’s (a few times), O’Keefe’s (a few times) and The Star Above The Garter (a few times).

The Clog has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Clog has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Clog
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ABA A2G F2G A2B|cBc e2d B3 B2A|
ABA A2G F2G A2B|cBc d2B G3G3:|
d2g gfg f2A A2B|cBc e2d B3 B2c|
d2g gfg d2 A A2B|cBc d2B G3 G3|
d2g gfg d2A A2B|cBc e2d B3 B2G|
ABA A2G F2G A2B|cBc d2B G3G3|
X: 2
T: The Clog
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D|EFE E2D C2D E2F|GFG B2A F3 F2D|
|:F|A2d ded c2E E2F|GFG B2A F3 F2 [1 G|
[2 D| EFE E2D C2D E2F|GFG B2A D3 D2||
X: 3
T: The Clog
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ABA A2 G F2 G A2 B | cBc e2 d B3 B2 A |
ABA A2 G F2 G A2 B |1 cBc d2 B G3 G2 A :|2 cBc d2 B G3 G2 d ||
d2 g gfg f2 A A2 B | cBc e2 d B3 B2 c |
d2 g gfg d2 A A2 B | cBc d2 B G3 G2 d |
d2 g gfg f2 A A2 B | cBc e2 d B3 B2 A |
ABA A2 G F2 G A2 B | cBc d2 B G3 G2 A ||
X: 4
T: The Clog
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ABA A2 G F2 G A2 B | cBc e2 d B3 B2 G |
ABA A2 G F2 G A2 B |cBc e2 d G3 G2 B :||
d2 g gag f2 e A2 B | cBc e2 d B3 B2 c |
d2 g gag f2 e A2 B | cBc edB G3 G2 B |
d2 g gag f2 e A2 B | cBc e2 d B3 B2 G |
ABA A2 G F2 G A2 B | cBc e2 d G3 G2 A ||

Seven comments

The Clog

From the playing of Jones Jones of The Oyster Band,also in Matt Crannitch’s fiddle tutor.It’s in 12/8,so I submitted it as a slide,but it sound more like a hornpipe.

I like this slide, and I can’t imagine it as a hornpipe.

A great tune and very much a slide.

The Clog

There’s a clog dance that goes with this tune,and then it’s played almost,but not quite,in a hornpipe rythym.Listen to the Oysterband’s or Matt Crannich’s version.I believe this tune is French Canadian.

Jackie Daly’s version in D

Jackie Daly plays it in D, with a few differences, more or less as follows. He didn’t have a name for it as of July 2005, but sang some words that his grandmother had for the A part:
He wasn’t the man I thought he was
He wasn’t a man at all
And when I found the man he was
I banged him against the wall

He paired it with one of the four O’Keeffe’s slides in D that are currently in the database:

https://thesession.org/tunes/998

T:Brosna Slide
L:1/8
M:12/8
R:slide
S:Jackie Daly house concert July 2005
Z:Gary Martin
K:D Major
|:D|EFE E2D C2D E2F|GFG B2A F3 F2D|
EFE E2D C2D E2F|GFG B2A D3 D2:|
|:F|A2d ded c2E E2F|GFG B2A F3 F2 [1 G|
A2d ded c2E E2F|GFG B2A D3 D2:|
[2 D| EFE E2D C2D E2F|GFG B2A D3 D2||

X:3

not much difference from x1. i just end up playing this way.

The Clog, X:4

As played by "The Green Fields Of America", on the album of the same name. The set starts the same way Jackie Daly plays it (following Jim O’Keefe’s), and then goes into Star Above The Garter and Hare In The Corn. Nice set.