I recently learned this tune off Liz and Yvonne Kane’s cd The Well Tempered Bow. I really like how it starts off in G dorian or minor, with the B flats, then effortlessly slips into G major. I transcribed it in G major because that’s how it resolves, and the B flat is the only accidental (all the Fs are sharps).
I can’t get enough of this album by the Kane sisters. They follow this jig up with another Paddy Fahey jig in C major, which I’ll post tomorrow.
Nice tune Will, are there any other albums playing so many Paddy Fahey tunes!!
Didja notice that they (the Kanes) go to G major on the repeat of the B part? Except I think they did something different on the final B.
Paddy Fahey’s: Flute-Friendly Version
I was about to post this version as a new tune:
DGA B2d|cBG AFD|dBd cAc|BGB AFD|
DGA B2d|cBG ABc|dfa gdc|1 AGF G2F:|2 AGF GBd||
g2a bag|fga gfd|g2a bag|fga g2d|
gdB GBd|cBG ABc|dfa gdc|1 AGF GBd:|2 AGF G2F||
I don’t know which is closer to the original, but I believe this one is more common than the Kane sisters version. I learned it from the Leeds Ceili Band, and I’ve just heard Padraig Rynne playing a very similar version on the concertina in a sample clip of his solo debut album. I’m sure I heard it played by some other musicians.
2nd Flute friendly version
DGA ~B3|cBc d2g|gfd Bcd|cAG AGF|
DGA ~B3|cBc d2g|gfd Bcd|1cAF G2F :||2cAF GBd||
~g2d fga|gfd Bcd|cAA ~f3|agf def|
~g2a bag|fdg fdc|B2G AGF|1DGF GBd:||2DGF G2F||
This version I found on a tape titled "Call the Tune", from "Music for the Sets" and is matched with "Sliabh Russell" and "Munster Buttermilk"
The one "windybear" posted above is a different tune and already transcribed here: https://thesession.org/tunes/532/comments#comment275474
A different version of this appears on Fisherstreet’s "Out in the Night" as the 2nd tune in the Paddy Fahy’s jig set.
T: Paddy Fahy’s
D|GA_B =B2d|cBG ABc|dBd cAc|BGd AFD|
GA_B =B2d|cBG ABc|dga fdc|BGF G2:|
|:d|~g3 bag|fga gfd|~g3 bag|fga g2ef|
gdB GBd|cBG ABc|dga fdc|BGF G2:|
An idea for a variation of the 1st line from the recording is
GA_B =BcA|_BAG AFD|~d3 ~c3|B/c/dB AFD|
Dow playing this jig
Also, Dow, you might want to review your ABCs - there’s an extra quarter note in the 4th bar of the B-part.
No, the version I transcribed is actually an Eastern European with one special bar of 7/8. You have to count "di-di-di daah daah". 🙂
Numbered as #10 on the elsewhere mentioned thesis.