Mick Duggan’s slide

Also known as The Back Of The Forge, Lovat Scouts, The Meenotogues Lad.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Mick Duggan’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Mick Duggan’s has been added to 7 tune sets.

Mick Duggan's has been added to 65 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Mick Duggan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:A2c e2c d2f a2f|efe cBA B2c d2B|
A2c e2c d2f a2f|efe dcB A3 A3:|
|:a3 a2f g3 g2e|fef a2f e3 e2c|
A2c e2c d2f a2f|efe dcB A3 A3:|
2
X: 2
T: Mick Duggan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2F AFD G2B d2B|A2F D2F (E3 E)FE|
D2F AFD G2B d2B|1 ABA GFE (D3 D)FE:|2 ABA GFE (D3 D2)d||
d3 d2B =c3-c2A|BGB d2B A3-AFE|
D2F AFD G2B d2B|1 ABA GFE D3 D2d:|2 ABA GFE D3 DFE||
3
X: 3
T: Mick Duggan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DD/E/F | G2 B d2 G c2 e g2 e | dB/c/d GAB A2 B cBA |
G2 B dBG cBc gfe | d>ed cBA G3 :|
|: def | g3 g2 e f3 f2 d | ece g2 e d3 d2 B |
[1 c2 B c2 A B2 ^A B2 G | A2 d ^cde d3 :|
[2 G3 d2 B c3 g2 e | d>ed cc/B/A G3 |]
4
X: 4
T: Mick Duggan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | A2 c e2 c | B2 c dcB |
A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|
|: a3 agf | g3 ~g3 | f3 fga | e2 c B2 c |
| A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|
5
X: 5
T: Mick Duggan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A2c e2c | d2f a2f | A2c e2c | B2c dcB |
A2c e2c | d2f a2f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|
|: a3 agf | g3 ~g3 | f3 fga | e2c B2c |
| A2c e2c | d2f a2f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|

Eighteen comments

Source: dan herlihy - the night of the fair
Transcription. gian marco pietrasanta

My mistake

The firts three dots ot the second bar of the B part are wrong.
The should be BGB instead of GBG.

The ‘hot spot’ on of the forge ~ some alternate hammerings:

K: Dmaj
|: A F2 E |
D2 F AFD G2 B d2 B | A2 F D2 F E3 A,B,C |
D2 F A2 F G2 B dcB | ABA GFE D2 :|
|: A DF/G/A |
d3 d2 B =c3 c2 A | BGB dcB AcB Ace |
d2 A F2 D G2 B dcB | ABA GFE D2 :|

alternates ~
part A, bar 2:
| A2 F D2 F E2 A GFE |
part B, bar 1 (^c):
| d3 d2 B c3 c2 A |

K: G Major
|: d cBA |
G2 B d2 B c2 e gfe | d2 B BAG ABA DEF |
G2 B d2 B c2 e gg/f/e | dzd cBA G2 :|
|: d GB/c/d |
g3 g2 e f3 f2 d | ece gce dzd df/g/a |
g2 d BAG c2 d efg | dB/c/d cAF G2 :|

alternates ~
part A, the lead in can start:
|: D czA |
part B, bar 1 (=f):
| g3 g2 e =f3 f2 d |

The melody, especially the "A" part, is similar to the song "Rose of Aranmore" recorded by Beginish on their CD of the same name. The song makes a lovely air on flute or whistle.

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"The Meenotogues Lad" ~ one not in the cannon of common…

I was actually playing this over the week of my lurgy, and realized no version of it was here. Then I saw this ~

Discussion: Common slides + sources
# Posted on March 6th 2008 by Dow
https://thesession.org/discussions/16942

And I wasn’t sure what I could offer, other than another slide, if one that doesn’t fit the ‘norm’ of that particular discussion, a request for well worn slides in sets, and their origins…

"The Meenotogues Lad" ~ another source for this, if different

"Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra:
Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border"
edited by Terry Moylan
The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994
ISBN: 1-874675-42-2

Pages 14 & 15, tune #24: "The Meenotogues Lad"

I would have most likely picked this up from Johnny O’Leary, or someone else in the area, so can’t account for the differences I have in it as compared to the Terry Moylan transcription. I’d love to know if others have a similar version, and to see them, as there were other ways I was also remembering and finding. Here is an approximation of the longer transcription found in the book, basically AABB, without a first and second ending ~

X: 2
T: Meenotogues Lad, The
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: G Major
|: G2 e |\
G2 B d2 B cAc g2 e | d^cd GAB A2 B =cBA |
G2 B d2 B cAc g2 e | ded cBA G3 :|
|: def |\
g3 g2 e f2 f d2 d | ece g2 e d3 B2 d |
G2 B d2 B cAc g2 e | ded cBA G3 :|

"The Meenotogues Lad" ~ a rescued ‘gan ainm’ duplication in A

Key signature: A Major
Submitted on August 7th 2008 by The Merry Highlander.
~ /tunes/8793

X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | A2 c e2 c | B2 c dcB |
| A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|
|: a3 agf | g3 ~g3 | f3 fga | e2 c B2 c |
| A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|

Fun little tune Ive been whistling lately and playing on the fiddle.

# Posted on August 7th 2008 by The Merry Highlander
https://thesession.org/members/9529

Huh? ~ you’re linking a tune to itself MH? Have you been hittin’ the sauce again? 😏

Yes

I have been… again… but then again…

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: A2c e2c | d2f a2f | A2c e2c | B2c dcB |
| A2c e2c | d2f a2f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|
|: a3 agf | g3 ~g3 | f3 fga | e2c B2c |
| A2c e2c | d2f a2f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|

Hmmmmm ~ 😎

X: 3
T: Lovat’s Scouts Quickstep March
T: Meenotogues Lad, The
T: Mick Duggan’s Slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: march / jig / slide
K: Amaj
|: EFG |\
A2 c e2c d2 f agf | e2 c cBA B2 c dcB |
A2 c e2 c d2 f a2 f | efe dcB A3 :|
|: ee/f/g |\
aba agf g3 g2 e | fd/e/f agf e3 ecB |
A2 c e2 c dcd agf | efe dcB A3 :|

Sounds a bit like that other slide: Popeye the Sailorman!

How to put everybody off this tune:
part 2, bar4: The Archers!
(longest running BBC radio soap!)
the rest isn’t so bad, perhaps, with a hint of ‘Far from Home’ and the Popeye jingle here and there.