The Drunken Parson jig

Also known as The Drunk Parson, Sheela O’Gara, Sheila Nee Iyer, Shilanagary.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Drunken Parson has been added to 27 tunebooks.

Download ABC

One setting

X: 1
T: The Drunken Parson
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|GBB Acc|Bdd c2e|dBB cAA|BAG A2D|
GBB Acc|Bdd c2e|dBB cAd|1 BGG G2:|2 BGG G2D||
|:GBd ~g3|ecc c2B|A^ce ~a3|fdd dBA|
GBd ~g3|ecc c2e|dBB cAd|1 BGG G2D:|2 BGG G3||
# Added by mingo .

Three comments

Anyone know the name of this tune??

I’ve been playing this one for years without knowing what it is called. I think I learned it off the radio as the third tune of a set that begins with "The Blackthorn Stick" in Amaj and "The Humours of Glendart" in Dmaj.

Please post the name if you know it! Thanks.

Posted by .

I think it’s "The Drunken Parson", aka "Sile Ni Ghadhra" - you’ll need to ask an expert where to put the fadas. There’s a song/air that goes with it in which this bloke sees a beautiful woman on the "banks of a clear flowing stream", so he tries to chat her up and flatter her with rhyming verse, but the unimpressed maiden basically tells him to get stuffed. The song is on Dervish’s "At The End Of The Day" but the jig isn’t.

Re: Fadas