We had a request for this tune, so here ‘tis.
I transcribed it in 6/8 as a single jig, though it certainly fits well into the long phrasing of a slide.
I knew this tune years ago but quit playing it because the second half didn’t stir me at all. I recall doing turns on those fs in the first two bars of Part B, or playing them: |f2 e ~f3|fge fga| and also |f2 e def|fge fga|.
this is the yellow rose of texas the late lamented micho russel played to me 10 years ago
Other takes on it - - -
Mickey Callaghan’s / Patsy Geary’s / etc… - entered as a slide
January 1, 2004 by ‘gian marco’
Patsy Geary’s - as a jig
February 11th, 2005 - ABCs courtesy of ‘tina’
Patsy Geary’s - The Yellow Rose of Texas?!?
Well how about that? I just learned this one via osmosis, too much listening to The Bothy Band. I hope on here just out of curiosity, and…The Yellow Rose of Texas, what a riot.
Fits perfectly too on the A part:
"There’s a yellow rose in Texas, that I am going down to see,
No other fellow loves her, as half as much as me.
She cried so when I left her, it nearly broke my heart
And if I ever find her, we never more will part."
Hey, you’re in Florida, and, I take it, in the deep, deep South ~ Texas is a completely other state of mind. ;-)
Mick O’Briens Version
T: Patsy Geary’s
|:AB2 BcA |BGE G2D | GAG GBd | ecA ABc |
ABB BcA |BGE G2A | Bcd ecA |GED D(3EFG||
|:A3 ABA | GED D3 | E^DE EcA | GED DEG |
A3 ABA | GED D3 | Bcd ecA | GED D3 ||
Thought I’d post it as it’s nice on the final time through the A part.
FAA dAA|FAA BAG|FGA def|~f3 fef|gAA fAA|eAA dBA|ABd f2e|~d3 d2 e
Mick O’Brien’s version
Thanks to JackB for posting that one. I hadn’t heard it or played it in a while and it’s coming back to me now. Love that tune.
Out of interest….
… according to the notes on Eamonn Cotter’s new CD [ highly recommended, by the way ] - Patsy Geary was a fiddler who taught the late John Kelly.
Track 8. ) jigs: The Trip to Athlone / Patsy Geary’s / Tailor Small’s
Whistle player Robert MacGowran & guitarist is Ruairi Kelly
CD: "Basically: Traditional Irish Music Whistle and Guitar"
John Kelly’s Single Jig
I learned this tune as "John Kelly’s Single Jig" like this:
T: John Kelly’s (Single Jig)
B3 B2A BGE G3|G3 GBd ecA ABc|B/c/dA B/c/dA BGE G2A|Bcd ecA GED DEG:||
A3 ABA GED DED|EDE c2A BFE DEG|A3 A/B/cA GED DED|Bcd ecA GED DEG:||
The other “Patsy Geary’s”
I just realized that this setting should have been sent to the other "Patsy Geary’s" which is also called "The Horseshoe". Sorry for this.
Patsy Geary’s as known from THE BOTHY BAND 1975 is not related to Sweet Biddy Daly
Re: Patsy Geary’s
Played by Fred Morrison at his gig at Edinburgh Folk Club last night, and he too mentioned the similarity to Yellow Rose of Texas. Yes, very much like it in the first part of the tune, albeit different time signature!