Two key tune
There is a fine tune that I’m surprised hasn’t been posted yet. The A part is in G Major, but the B part switches to D Major (or there-abouts). There’s a fine whistle rendition of this with Mug of Brown Ale and The Rambling Pitchfork at http://www.sligo-man.com/Pages/mp3.htm.
Sea Jigs in G and D (run)
I’m also surprised this hasn’t been posted. I think the Lilting Fisherman works real well squeezed between Out on the Ocean and The Carraroe. Not only do all of these jigs have kind of a nautical theme but the Lilting Fisherman is a great sequey between Out on the Ocean (G maj) and The Carraroe (D maj.
Im was thinking of puting this with the Jig of Slurs [changing keys again] and Caliope House [cause it’s a good tune].
This was recorded by Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds as Joe Derrane’s. There is a completely different tune in here already by that name so maybe best not to xref it.
Mainly I prefer tunes where the A and B are more connected, but this is a tune that goes somewhere else in the B but still is a great one.
“Lead in notes”
Very well known tune but obviously not popular in the Boston and New York sessions. :-)
I’m not sure about the "lead in notes" here. I usually play something like "bC" in part one and "fg" in part two but I suppose that it’s a matter of taste.
“The Lilting Fisherman” ~ mp3 URL update:
This isn’t it…
Help me here. I have the album Wheels of the World, Vol. 2: Early Irish-American Music, and on it, James Morrison plays a tune called the Fisherman’s Lilt, and it is not this at all. I’m very confused. What have I been playing all this time. This recording is from the 20’s so I would think it would be correct.
I think this is the tune Morrison recorded.
Hey, yeah you’re right. Thanks Kenny.
Bit of Ginger
According to Jerry O’Brien in his Accordion Instructor, this jig was composed by Paddy Killoran of New York.
T:Bit of Ginger
S:Jerry O’Brien’s Accordion Instructor (1949)
B/c/ | dBG GBd | gfg ege | dBG GFG | AFD DFA |
dBG GBd | gfg ege | dBG FGA | BGG G2 :|
F/G/ | ABA AFA | fgf f2e | dfe dcB | AFF F2G |
ABA AFA | BcB Bcd | cec ABc |1 dfe dcB :|2 dfe d2 ||
The Lilting Fisherman, X:3
From the playing of Frances Marriott.
At our local session, this is played in a set with The Old Favourite.