Is The Big Man Within? slip jig

Also known as Is The Big Man Within, The Merry Tailor.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

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Is The Big Man Within? has been added to 5 tune sets.

Is The Big Man Within? has been added to 116 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Is The Big Man Within?
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F|AGF G2E E2F|GFE F2D D2F|AGF G2E E2c|dcB AFDD2:|
M:6/8
|:E|F2A ABc|ded cBA|Bcd AGF|BGE EFG|
F2A ABc|ded cBA|Bcd AGF|AFD D2:|
# Added by Test .
2
X: 2
T: Is The Big Man Within?
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F|AGF G2E E3|GFE F2D D3|AGF G2E E3|GFE D3 D2F|
AGF G2E E3|GFE F2D D3|AGF G2E E3|GFE D3 D2||
M:6/8
|:E|F2A ABc|df/g/d cBA|Bcd AGF|BGE E3|
F2A ABc|df/g/d cBA|Bcd AGF|AFD D3:|
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Lovely slip-jig/jig from James Kelly’s "Traditional Irish Music".

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Altan and a Gaita

Altan’s version of this with Carlos Nunez on Whistle and Galician Pipes, is amazing. I feel in love with this tune, so I picked it up, really simple too.

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Set dance

I love this tune too, but did any of you kbow that when it is played as a modern set dance, in feisanna, it actually changes from a slip jig into a treble jig, which is just a slow jig.

Is The Big Man Within ?, X:2

I’ve added some of my variations on this fantastic jig, gives it a bit more life.

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Re: Is The Big Man Within ?

How was surprised to discover this tune under the title “The Merry Tailor” in O’Neill‘s Music of Ireland.