The Stolen Purse jig

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Tom Busby’s (a few times), The Butlers Of Glen Avenue (a few times), The Orphan (a few times) and The Mist On The Mountain (a few times).

The Stolen Purse has been added to 130 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Stolen Purse
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
edB AGA|AGF G2B|dBA ABd|e2g edB|
~A3 AGA|AGF G2A|GED G2A|Bdd edB|
~A3 AGA|AGF G2B|dBA ABd|e2g edB|
~A3 AGA|BGF G2A|GED G2A|Bdd edB||
def g2b|agf g2e|def g2a|bge edB|
def g2b|agf g2a|bgg agf|e2d efg:|
X: 2
T: The Stolen Purse
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
edB AGA|AGF GBd|edB ABd|e2d e2g|
edB AGA|AGF GBA|GED G2A|B2d edB|]
def g2g|agf ~g3|def g2g|age edB|
def ~g3|agf g2a|bag agf|e2d efg|]
X: 3
T: The Stolen Purse
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
edB AGA | AGF GBd | edB ABd | e/g/e d efg |
edB AGA | AGF G2A | GED G2A |1 Bdd edg :|2 Bdd edB |]
def ~g3 | agf ~g2e | def gfg | age edB |
def ~g3 | agf ~g2a | bag agf | e/g/e d efg :|

Five comments

This tune is transcribed from the Lunasa recording.

The Stolen Purse

This jig is the 3rd tune in "Christy Barry’s Set & The Connemara Jigs" on "Late… In The Night" by Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, and Cyril O’Donoghue. Christy plays a bit different version from the one Bill posted though. It’s followed by "The Old Lark in the Morning": https://thesession.org/tunes/1578
Not very sure if the two tunes are really Connemara tunes.

Thierry, cheers for the much better transcription of this little jig.

The Stolen Purse, X:3

Here’s how I learnt it, again from Late… In The Night. Hell of a twisty tune to listen to, but this is how I made sense of it… eventually.