I Wish I Never Saw You reel

Also known as Divide The Cally Fair, I Wish I Had Never Seen You, The Inagh, Kennaw’s, Me And My Love In The Garden, Mike Casey’s, The Mountain Rose, My Love And I In The Garden, The Tubbercurry, The Tubercurry.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Milky Way (a few times) and The Morning Star (a few times).

I Wish I Never Saw You has been added to 3 tune sets.

I Wish I Never Saw You has been added to 77 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Three settings

X: 1
T: I Wish I Never Saw You
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:edBA G2 GA | BdAc BE E2 | G2 GE DEGA | AGdB A2 Bd |
edBA G2 GA | BdAc BE E2 | G2 GE DEGA | dBAc BG G2 :|
|:dedc BGBd | e2 af gfef | dedc BGBd | egfa g2 Bc |
d2 dc BGBd | eaaf gfef | d3 f e3 g | fgaf g4 :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: I Wish I Never Saw You
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:edBA G3A|B2Ac BGEF|GAGE DEGA|BddB A2Bd|
edBA G3A|B2Ac BGEF|GAGE DEGA|BGAB G3B:||
|:d3c BGBd|eaaf gfef|dedc BGBd|egfa g3e|
d3c BGBd|eaaf gfef|d3f e3g|faaf gfed:||
X: 3
T: I Wish I Never Saw You
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
edBA [G3D3]A|BdAc BEEF|~G3E DEGA|BGdB A2Bd|
edBA ~G3A|B2Ac BEEF|~G3E DEGB|dBAc BG~G2||
dedc BG (3Bcd|eaaf gfeg|dedc BGBd|(3efg fa ~g3e|
dedc BG (3Bcd|eaaf gfeg|~d3g ~e3g|fgaf ~g3d||

Fifteen comments

I Wish I Never Saw You

Alternative title is "My Love And I In The Garden", which doesn’t really agree with its other title. Recorded by Mary Bergin on her 1st solo CD.

Posted by .

Well, perhaps they were in the rose bushes, Kenny. :)

… or maybe the grapes turned sour…as an X can be … :>)

.

James Morrison and Tom Ennis recorded this as the Tubbercurry reel, named after a townland in Sligo.

Posted by .

Another setting

Another setting … only slight variance between this and the one originally posted, but interesting variances nevertheless.

From Jospehine Keegan’s "A Drop In The Ocean" book.

X:1
T:I Wish I Never Saw You
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:G
|:edBA G3A|B2Ac BGEF|GAGE DEGA|BddB A2Bd|
edBA G3A|B2Ac BGEF|GAGE DEGA|BGAB G3B:||
|:d3c BGBd|eaaf gfef|dedc BGBd|egfa g3e|
d3c BGBd|eaaf gfef|d3f e3g|faaf gfed:||

I Wish I Never Saw You

Kenny, I notice that Le Cheile call this tune ‘The Doorin Blacksmith’ on their ‘Aris’ LP.

Perhaps the title of that LP was a cockney rhymin slang tribute to that other great Irishman - Richard Harris? :-)

I have this tune as a single, played along the lines of this:

X: 1
T: I Wish I Never Saw You
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
edBA [G3D3]A|BdAc BEEF|~G3E DEGA|BGdB A2Bd|
edBA ~G3A|B2Ac BEEF|~G3E DEGB|dBAc BG~G2||
dedc BG (3Bcd|eaaf gfeg|dedc BGBd|(3efg fa ~g3e|
dedc BG (3Bcd|eaaf gfeg|~d3g ~e3g|fgaf ~g3d||

Old Mossy Banks

Also known by that title. The first bar would suggest it too! :)

I put in the Scotch Mary title a while back as that was the name on Frankie Gavin’s album but I have since come to believe that this is just a mistake on Frankie’s behalf and not a common used title for this tune. Would be interested to know a little more on this one though as there is a good deal of titles and I’m always one for the researching end of thing……(yes, I’m fired up now and it’s past my bed-time).

Micho’s name

Micho Russell called the tune "Diwide (I.e., Divide) the Callie Fairly." As I understand it, Callie was something the miners used to drink in the mines.

Years ago I heard a Lancastrian say "cally" meaning money.

Cally

Where I come from Cally ( Callie ) is/was a meal made of mashed spuds butter and milk

Pat

Callie / Cally / Champ / Pandy / Poundies / Stampy ~

Potatoes (floury)
chopped scallions (spring onions)
milk (Jersey!)
butter (Jersey!)
salt and pepper
fresh herbs if you like, & we do ~ parsley, thyme, sage, chives ~ all growing just outside our door…
Oh yes, musn’t forget, when in season, now, ~ ramsons, wild garlic leaves and flowers…

This is a favourite dish, and we particularly love it with mackerel, even more so if fresh caught off any shore bordering Eire… Here’s the sin for some, I love to drizzle the fish oil, mackerel is an oily fish, over the tatties, mmmm, fish oil and a nice creamery butter…

Keith Floyd’s take on this is with spring onions and chives. He simmers the scallions/spring onions in the milk until soft. As usual, he boils the potatoes in salted water and then mashes them, adding the onions, milk and chives and then seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. The then puts a pad of butter on top and lets it melt. Some make a well in the mash and then put in the butter… Damn, now I’m hankerin’ for some mackerel and mash… :-)

Re: I Wish I Never Saw You

Whenever someone asks what the name of this tune is, I like to say it really spitefully…. "I Wish I Never Saw You.." *glares* and then see how long it’ll take before they figured out I just told them the name…

Posted by .