Also known as Ho ro mo bhobban’ Dram
Lovely tune. As I said, I often play it just before "Donald , Willie, and his Dug—-oops dog" 🙂
Seems to me I’ve heard Chris Norman play this on one of his recordings, but it’s not listed for this tune. Anyone know off the top of their head before I go rumaging through my collection to try to find it? These are the little things that drive me slightly crazy 🙂
"Horo Mo Bhobag An Dram" ~ a fragment from ‘eddie the piper’
Submitted on July 3rd 2006 by eddie the piper.
T: Horo Mo Bhobag An Dram
R: slip jig
|: B |
c2 c d>BG A2 e | a2 e g>BG A2 B |c2 e d>BG A2 e |A>AA G>EG A2 :|
According to the Baird Gàidhlig site:
the famous Gaelic poet Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (Alasdair MacDhòmhnaill) wrote a poem with the title ‘Mo bhobag an dram’. It runs to 5 verses with a chorus, and the metre fits both versions of this tune that are on the Session site.
The poem may (in Gaelic) be downloaded from:
This is a variant in a different mode. I was kinda hoping someone could maybe add the rest of this version, which I think is based on a GHB arrangement (although I heard it sung as Port-a-beul).
# Posted on July 3rd 2006 by eddie the piper
Another version of this….I prefer a more "minor" feel to it, such as a version recorded 30 years about by Na Siaraich, but this will do as well.
Re: The Favourite Dram
I love this version (from 2:10). I quite like Allie Robertson’s arrangement as well, but would just love to get hold of this Patsy Seddon one - couldn’t find the sheet music anywhere.