I learned this off the playing of Paddy Glackin from his Reprise cd. This track was featured on this week’s Cul
This sounds a lot like Vincent Campbell’s jig…
dAG FED|~=c3 ed^c|dAF GFE|FED gfe|!
dAG FED|AB=c Ae^c|dAF GFE|D^CE D3:|!
|:dcd efg|fed cBA|dcd efg|fdc def|1 ~g3 faf|!
ecA ABc|dAF GFE|DCE D3:|2 gbb faa|efd cBA|!
dAF GFE|FED gfe||
Sure - same tune. So what’s your source for calling it Vincent Campbell’s? I’ve come across this tune only as Australian Waters, as recorded by Paddy Glackin, Tommy Peoples, and Altan.
Cherish the Ladies recorded it as Vincent Campbell’s on "Threads of Time."
Cool. I’ll add Mr. Campbell’s moniker as an alternate title. Thanks. Do the liner notes from CTL say if Campbell wrote the tune?
Also played by Sean Og Potts on the Drones and Chanters Vol. 2.
Will- Sorry for the late response. The CTL liner notes don’t specify a composer.
This is more or less the same tune, in a slightly different mode, as "The Deuk Dangs Over the Daddy," which can be found in Kerr’s. If anyone can tell me what that title means, I’d be grateful!
The Deuks Dangs Ower My Daddie would translate as "The ducks knocked over my father". There is an old song with that as the refrain:
The bairns gat out wi’ an unco shout,
The dueks dang o’er my daddie, o!
The feint-ma-care, quo’ the feirrie auld wife,
He was but a paddling body, O!
There is an alternative theory that "deuk" relates to "deoch" (a dram like "deoch an dorus") so the phrase would mean that the whisky has knocked my father over. I don’t know. I really don’t.
Australian Waters, X:3
Closer to the Altan version of this tune.