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.
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:
S:Jackie Daly house concert July 2005
|: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||
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.