The Horse’s Leotard jig

Also known as The Horse’s Leotard, My Brother Tom, Stepping Stones, Stepping Stones, The Stepping Stones, The Stepping Stones.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

The Horse’s Leotard appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Horse’s Leotard has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Horse's Leotard has been added to 50 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Horse's Leotard
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E3 BAF | ABc dAF | E3 BAF | A2B AFD |
E3 BAF | ABc d2 e | fed edB | A2B AFD :|
|:Bcd ede | fed e2 d | Bcd e2f | gfe dBA |
[1 Bcd ede | fed e2 d | ABc d2 B | AFB AFD :|
[2 gfe fed | edB d2 B | AFA d2 B | A2B AFD ||
2
X: 2
T: The Horse's Leotard
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
|: G3 dcA | cde fef | G2d dcA | cfd cAd |
G2G dcA | cde f2g | agf dfd | cfd cAF :|
|: de^f g2g | ag^f g2f | de^f g2g | bag ag^f |
bBb aba | g^fd =f2c | cde f2d | cfd cAF :|
3
X: 3
T: The Horse's Leotard
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: D2 D AGE | GAB c3 | D2 D AGE | GcA GEC |
D2 A AGE | GAB c2 d | edc dcA | GcA GEC :|
|: ABc d2 d | edc d2 c | ABc d2 e | =fed cAG |
ABc d2 d | edc dcA | GAB cBA | GcA GEC :|
4
X: 4
T: The Horse's Leotard
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D| ~E2B {c}BAF |ABc dc/c/B |{D}E~E2 {c}BAF | ABA {FG}FGF |
| E~E2 BAF |ABc (d2 e)|B~B2 A F/F/F | FED E2:|
D | ~E2e {f}ecB | ABc dc/B/A |B{c}Be edB |ABA ~F3|
E3 {f}ecB | ABc (d2 e) | B~B2 AFF | {G}FED ~E2 :|

Twelve comments

The Horse’s Leotard (jig)

Source: Kelly, O’Brien and Sproule - "Trad. Music of Ireland"
Transcription. gmp

A jig called "My Brother Tom" appears on Claire Keville’s recent solo recording, and that seems to be a version of this tune. I need to double-check, but if that’s the case, I’ll post her version here in the comments.

My Brother Tom

From Claire Keville’s album "The Daisy Field".

It use to be played in Dmix, too (in fact, not idea about which one is the original key for the tune):

X:1
T:My Brother Tom
T:Stepping Stones
R:Jig
D:Lucy Farr: ‘Hearth and Home’
Z:Bernie Stocks
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Dmix
|: D2D AGE | GAB c3 | D2D AGE | GcA GEC |
D2A AGE | GAB c2d | edc dcA | GcA GEC :|
|: ABc d2d | edc d2c | ABc d2e | =fed cAG |
ABc d2d | edc dcA | GAB cBA | GcA GEC :|

Stepping Stones

Hops… The website links this tune with a hornpipe in Ciarán Ó Maonaigh’s album "Ceol A’Ghleanna", but obviously they are not the same tunes… Sorry about that.

Duplication!

Undoubtedly dear slainte…

"Whelan’s Jig" / "The Horse’s Leotard" / "My Brother Tom" / "Stepping Stones" ~ rescued duplication

"My Brother Tom"
Submitted on June 1st 2012 by kobias.
~ /tunes/11949


X: 2
T: My Brother Tom
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmix
|: G3 dcA | cde fef | G2 d dcA | c(f)d cAd |
G2 G dcA | cde f2 g | agf dfd | cfd cAF :|
|: de^f g2 g | ag^f g2 =f | de^f g2 g | bag ag^f |
bBb aba | g^fd =f2 c | cde f2 d | cfd cAF :|

From Claire Keville’s album "The Daisy Field".

It use to be played in Dmix, too (in fact, no idea about which one is the original key for the tune):

X: 3
T: My Brother Tom
T: Stepping Stones
D: Lucy Farr: ‘Hearth and Home’
Z: Bernie Stocks
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
|: D2 D AGE | GAB c3 | D2 D AGE | GcA GEC |
D2 A AGE | GAB c2 d | edc dcA | GcA GEC :|
|: ABc d2 d | edc d2 c | ABc d2 e | =fed cAG |
ABc d2 d | edc dcA | GAB cBA | GcA GEC :|

# Posted on June 1st 2012 by kobias

"Stepping Stones" ~ Hops… The website links this tune with a hornpipe in Ciarán Ó Maonaigh’s album "Ceol A’Ghleanna", but obviously they are not the same tunes… Sorry about that.

# Posted on June 1st 2012 by kobias

My Brother Tom

This tune is number 996 in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland and number 211 in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland.

Re: The tune title, "The Horse’s Leotard."

I was talking with Paddy O’Brien about this odd name and he told me that when he and James Kelly were producing that recording together that James made the title up off the top of his head just to have something for the jacket. He said there were other tune names on the recording right out of James’ imagination as well.

Re: The Horse’s Leotard

Maids of Mitchelstown, family resemblance.