Andrew Carr slip jig

Also known as Andrew Carei, Andrew Carey, Andrew Cary, Andrew Kerr, Andy Carey, Cnuic Tiobraid-Arainn, Con’s Slip, Derby Carey, Hills Of Tipperary, The Hills Of Tipperary, Michael Gorman’s, Over The Hill To Tipperary, Over The Hills To Tipperary, Scotland, Tipperary Hills, The Tipperary Hills, The Yairds O’ Finnigirth.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Sir Roger De Coverly (a few times).

Andrew Carr has been added to 2 tune sets.

Andrew Carr has been added to 63 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

X: 1
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2B AFA AFA|d2A def g2e|d2B AFA ABc|d2D DEF E2D:|
|:F2A AFA AFD|G2B Bcd c2A|F2A AFA ABc|d2D DEF E2D:|
X: 2
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B2d dBG dBG|B2e efg f2A|B2d def efg|D2G GAB A2G:|
|:g2d dBG dBG|g2e eae f2d|gfe dBd def|g2G GAB A2G:|
X: 3
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 d dBd dBG | c2 e efg f2 d | B2 d dB/c/d def | g2 G G>AB A2 G :|
|: g2 e dBG dBG | g2 e efg f2 d | gfe dBd d>ef |g2 G GG/A/B A2 G :|
X: 4
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2 A AFA AFD | G2 B Bcd c2 A | F2 A AFA Bcd | A,2 D DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 A ABA AGF | E2 e efg f2 e | d>cB AFA Bcd | A,2 D DEF E2 D :|
X: 5
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
G2B BGe BGE|~A3 c2B cde|GBB B^Ac Bcd|eBG EFG F2E:|
e2c BGB BGB|cff f2g agf|e2c BGB Bcd|eBG EFG F2E|
e2c BGB BGB|cff f2g agf|e2c B^Ac Bcd|egb bag f2e||
X: 6
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 B AFA AFA | d2 d def g2 e | d2 B AFA AFA | d2 D DEF E2 D :|
|: F2 A ABA ABA | G2 B BdB BdB | F2 A ABA ABA | d2 D DEF E2 D :|
X: 7
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
| A |: d2B AFA ABc | d2A def g2e | d2B AFA ABc | d2D DEF E2D :|
|: F2A AFA AFA | G2B BGB BAG | F2A AGA ABc | d2D DEF E2D :|
|: FGA ABc dcd | e2E E2F GFE | FGA AGA ABc | d2D DEF E2D :|
| D |: dcB AGF ABc | dcd efg fge | dcB AGF ABc | d2D DAG FED :|
|: F2A AFA AFA | G2B BGB BGB | F2A AGA ABc | d2D DAG FED :|
|: FGA ABc dcd | e2E E2F GFE | FED AGF ABc | d2D DAG FED :|
X: 8
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FAA AFd AFD | G2 B BGB Bcd | F2 A AFB ABc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 B AFA A^GA | Bee eaf gfe | d2 B AFB ABc |1 dAF DEF E2 D :|2 dfa agf e2 d |]
|: F2 A A2 d AFD | G2 B B2 ^A BB/c/d | F2 A A2 F ABc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 B AFA A^GA | B2 e e2 f gfe | d2 B A^GA A>Bc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
X: 9
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"D"d2B AFA AFA|"D"d2A "Bm"def "A7"gfe|"D"d2B AFA "A7"ABc|"D"d2D DEF "A"E2D:|
|:"D"F2A AFA AGF|"G"G2B BGB BAG|"D"F2A AFA "A7"ABc|"D"d2D DEF "A"E2D:|
X: 10
T: Andrew Carr
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"D"d2B AFA AFA|"D"d2d def "G"g2e|"D"d2B AFA AFA|"D"d2 D "A"DEF "D"E2D:|
|:"D"F2A AFA AFA|"G"G2 B BGB Bcd | "D"F2A AFA AFA|[1 d2D DEF E2D:|[2d2 zz2 z4|]

Seventeen comments

Andrew Carr

AKA "Andrew Kerr" and "Andrew Carey". This very "foxhuntersy" slip jig was one of the first I ever learnt. A few centuries ago, this was one of those tunes that everyone plays (a bit like "The Maid Behind The Bar" is for us), and it appeared in practically every old manuscript in England, Scotland and Ireland. I’m not even sure where the tune originated - probably the Borders somewhere. Various versions of this are still played all over the British Isles, including Ireland.

This tune is also played in G, and some versions swap the parts. After much deliberation I’ve decided that I prefer this setting and key. If you play it in G, it means you can’t go up high in the 2nd bar, so some versions go down instead like this: |g2e dBd dBd|g2e ege f2d|

B part

The Northumbrian version seems to have a changed B part nowadays (possibly due to High Level Ranters), with first and third bars
F2G AFD AFD|

Would people plz tell me if my mind is decieving me, cos on Altan’s Blackwater disc, I believe this is the entitled "Con’s Slip Jig"


-Padraig

Quite possibly. It’s recorded as "Tipperary Hills" by most other Irish artists though.

Here’s a setting in G with the parts reversed from the William Vickers manuscript (1770):

K:G
|:B2d dBG dBG|B2e efg f2A|B2d def efg|D2G GAB A2G:|
|:g2d dBG dBG|g2e eae f2d|gfe dBd def|g2G GAB A2G:|

Oh and if it is this tune that Altan did then it’s apparently on "Another Sky", not "Blackwater". I’ve got Blackwater but not the other one - it’s got too many songs and not enough tunes for a tune addict like me! :-)

“Andrew Carr” / “The Hills of Tipperary”

K: G Major
|: B2 d dBd dBG | c2 e efg f2 d | B2 d dB/c/d def | g2 G G>AB A2 G :|
|: g2 e dBG dBG | g2 e efg f2 d | gfe dBd d>ef |g2 G GG/A/B A2 G :|

“Andrew Carr” ~ lyrics, does anyone know more?

As I went to Newcastle, My journey was not far,
I met with a sailor lad, His name was Andrew Carr.
And hey for Andrew, Andrew, Ho for Andrew Carr,
And hey for Andrew, Andrew, Ho for Andrew Carr.

“Scotland” / “The Yairds o’ Finnigirth”

The Fiddler’s Companion:

"It first appears as a country dance called "Scotland" in Playford (1709), and as a slower version in "The Yairds o’ Finnigirth" from the Shetlands. The tune’s title appears in Henry Robson’s list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes ("The Northern Minstrel’s Budget"), which he published c. 1800. Peter Kennedy gives the alternate English title “Derby Carey.” In Scotland it first appears in Daniel Wright’s A Collection of Scots Dances (1730) as “Andrew Kerr,” and Niel Gow included it in his First Repository of Scots Tunes. It has survived in Irish tradition as the slip jig “Hills of Tipperary” and “Tipperary Hills.” "

~ and it appears in numerous collections including Roche’s…

“Andrew”Andrew Carr” ~ “The Athole Collections”, 1884

K:D Major
|: F2 A AFA AFD | G2 B Bcd c2 A | F2 A AFA Bcd | A,2 D DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 A ABA AGF | E2 e efg f2 e | d>cB AFA Bcd | A,2 D DEF E2 D :|

Sorry, that ‘Andrew’ shouldn’t have come out in stereo…

That Athole setting is nice, ‘c’, especially where it goes down to that E in the 2nd part, and those low A’s @ the part endings.

X: 1
T: Con’s Slip Jig
T: Andrew Carr
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
D: Altan - Another Sky
R: slip jig
K: Emaj
G2B BGe BGE|~A3 c2B cde|GBB B^Ac Bcd|eBG EFG F2E:|
e2c BGB BGB|cff f2g agf|e2c BGB Bcd|eBG EFG F2E|
e2c BGB BGB|cff f2g agf|e2c B^Ac Bcd|egb bag f2e||

X: 1
T: Con’s Slip Jig
T: Andrew Carr
N: Transposed from Emaj
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
D: Altan - Another Sky
R: slip jig
K: Dmaj
F2A AFd AFD|~G2 B2A Bcd|FAA A^GB ABc|dAF DEF E2D:|
d2B AFA AFA|Bee e2f gfe|d2B AFA ABc|dAF DEF E2D|
d2B AFA AFA|Bee e2f gfe|d2B A^GB ABc|dfa agf e2d||

Roche II, page 24, tune #253 “Andrew Carey”

"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume II", 1912
"Hop Jigs" ~ pages 24 - 28

X: 7
T: Andrew Carey
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Dmaj
|: d2 B AFA AFA | d2 d def g2 e | d2 B AFA AFA | d2 D DEF E2 D :|
|: F2 A ABA ABA | G2 B BdB BdB | F2 A ABA ABA | d2 D DEF E2 D :|

“The Hills of Tipperary”

Here’s a ‘spruced-up’ 3 part version:

X: 1
T: Hills of Tipperary, The
C: Trad.
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
Q: 300
K: Dmaj
|| A |: d2B AFA ABc | d2A def g2e | d2B AFA ABc | d2D DEF E2D :|
|: F2A AFA AFA | G2B BGB BAG | F2A AGA ABc | d2D DEF E2D :|
|: FGA ABc dcd | e2E E2F GFE | FGA AGA ABc | d2D DEF E2D :|

And from the book:

X: 1
T: Hills of Tipperary, The
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Slip Jigs & Waltzes; p.8, No.29.
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
Q: 300
K: Dmaj
|| D |: dcB AGF ABc | dcd efg fge | dcB AGF ABc | d2D DAG FED :|
|: F2A AFA AFA | G2B BGB BGB | F2A AGA ABc | d2D DAG FED :|
|: FGA ABc dcd | e2E E2F GFE | FED AGF ABc | d2D DAG FED :|

Duplication ~ thanks to Doc Dow for giving my memory a shake and a slap :-/

Submitted on July 20th 2007 by ceolachan.
~ tunes/display/7519

X: 10
T: Andrew Carr
T: Hills of Tipperary, The
T: Slieve League, The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Dmaj
|: FAA AFd AFD | G2 B BGB Bcd | F2 A AFB ABc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 B AFA A^GA | Bee eaf gfe | d2 B AFB ABc |1 dAF DEF E2 D :|2 dfa agf e2 d |]

With my brain not being at its best at times I’d temporarily called this one "The Sliabh League", having learned it from and then transcribed if from the playing of Con Cassidy.

On the CD this is given as a ‘untitled / gan ainm’. The notes continue ~

"This slip jig was common around Teileann and Gleann Cholmcille. The Gleann Cholmcille version has a low ending in both parts, Con plays the Teileann version where the second part has the high ending."

This tune is very familiar to me, and I also mean outside of Con’s influence. I did several searches here and elsewhere and have not found an exact match for it yet, but I have also only searched for it so far in the key given. As both areas mentioned in the notes are in the realm of Slieve League, until a ‘proper’ name is found, I’ve given it this geographic connection rather than leave it just another nameless wonder. It also allows it to link up with the recording ~ which as said previously, is highly recommended…

Here is an approximation of the Gleann Cholmcille version with some of my occassional ways with it ~

X: 11
T: The Slieve League
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: D Major
|: F2 A A2 d AFD | G2 B B2 ^A BB/c/d | F2 A A2 F ABc | dAF DEF E2 D :|
|: d2 B AFA A^GA | B2 e e2 f gfe | d2 B A^GA A>Bc | dAF DEF E2 D :|

Con occassionally gives the penultimate beat this kind of treatment ~ D>EF ~

~ | dAF D>EF E2 D :|