Up And About In The Morning jig

Also known as Dessie O’Connor’s, Up And Away In The Morning.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Dancing Eyes (a few times) and Jig In A (a few times).

Up And About In The Morning has been added to 8 tune sets.

Up And About In The Morning has been added to 111 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Up And About In The Morning
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3 DED | ABG A2 d | cAG EFG | FAD EFG |
A3 DED | ABG A2 d | cAG EFG | FAD D3 :|
d2 e fef | ege dcA | A3 EFG | FAD EFA |
d2 e fef | ege dcA | A3 EFG | FAD D3:|
d3 dcA | ded dcA | ABA AGE | ABA ABc |
d2 e f3 | ege dcA | A3 EFG | FAD D3:|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Up And About In The Morning
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(ded dcA|ded dcA|ABA AGE|ABA AB^c|d), but actually I think I play my natural c's a bit sharp too (flute). Maybe if on guitar you would bend up the c's a bit.
# Added by LH .
X: 3
T: Up And About In The Morning
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2D D3 | ABG A2d | cAG EFG | F/G/AD EFG |
A3 DAD | ABG A2 d | cAG EFG |1 FAD D3|2FAD D2A :|
|:d2e g/f/ed | ege dcA | A3 EFG | FAD EFA |
d2e f.c/.A/f | ege dcA | A.F/.G/A EFG | FAD D3:|
|:d.f/.g/d dcA | ded dcA | A.F/.G/A AGE | A.F/.G/A ABc |
d2 e f3 | ege dcA | A3 EFG | FAD D3|
d.f/.g/d dcA | ded dcA | A.F/.G/A AGE | A.F/.G/A ABc |
d.f/.g/d f.c/.A/f|e.c/.A/e d.f/.g/d|A.F/.G/A EFG|FAD D3||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Up And About……

From a Belfast musicians’ session at the Willie Clancy Week, around 1986.

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I just had a look at another source of this tune - JC’s tunefinder:
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/gettune?F=GIF&U=http://www2.redhawk.org/irish/Norbeck/hnj1.abc&X=162&T=UPANDABOUTINTHEMORNING&N=UpandaboutintheMorning.gif
Dont know if that long url will work but if not my question is whether there should really be some C naturals in there as opposed to be just a straight D major with 2# in the signature. The above version has only one # and then puts in the odd accidental sharp where appropriate.
I dont have the relevant CD’s to hand but I would like to hear from someone who has heard a few versions of this.

I just was given this tune fairly recently. The way I transcribed it, turned out in Dmix. The actual sharp c’s in the third part only,
(ded dcA|ded dcA|ABA AGE|ABA AB^c|d), but actually I think I play my natural c’s a bit sharp too (flute). Maybe if on guitar you would bend up the c’s a bit.

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Nicolas Carolan said this was "…an annonymous tune from the Brendan Breathnach Collection". Lovely Jig though. Noel Shine plays it very well on the whistle.

There’s a nice setting of this tune on Charlie Piggot and Gerry Harrington’s CD, "The New Road," but they call it "The Walls of Liscarroll." I hesitate to offer that as an alternative title here since it might just add to the confusion.