Source: Eamon Cotter - Trad. Irish Mosic From Co Clare
Note: also played with a third part as follows
T:Bimíd ag Ól
D:The Chieftans: 7
|:DGA ~B3|cBc ~d3|DGA B2 d|cAG AGF|
!DGA ~B3|cBc def|~g3 afd|1cAF G2 E:|2cAF G2 D|
!|:GBd ~g3|gfd ~f3|def ~g3|gfd cAF|
!GBd ~g3|(3fga g fga|abg afd|cAFG2 D:|
!(3EFG A A2 c|BAG cAG|(3EFG A ded|cAF G2 D|
!(3EFG A cAG|Ade ~f3|gag fed|1cAF G2 D:|2cAF G3||
This ji would appear to be related to the reel "Gilbert Clancy’s", and I seem to remember there being a recording by Tommy Keane playing the jig and reel over the top of one another. Clever stuff.
Also part of Friel’s kitchen
Bimid ag Ol is the first tune in the set, Friel’s kitchen from The Chieftains 7 album- I got this from Alan Ng’s incredible web site. For those who were there, Mick O’Brien used it for his instruction for the intermediate students at the Southern California Pipers Tionol this October.
Dots are written out in the Dance Music of Willie Clancy as well
This pipe jig appears as nameless on Claire Keville, John Weir and Eithne Ní Dhonaile’s trio album "An Trí is a Rian," where E. Dhonaile plays it on the harp.
I don’t think it’s necessarily a ‘pipe jig’ because a piper (Willie Clancy) played it.
It’s originally a drinking song lifted,as far as I know, by Sean O Riada from the Petrie Collection. John Kelly, who played in the Ceoltoiri Chualainn, recorded it on his Topic lp.
Well, I’m not so stupid as to call this tune a "pipe jig" only because it’s associated with a famous piper. I just thought the tune seems to suit the instrument very well, in terms of the structure. I’ve been regularly playing with pipers, so I know what kind of tunes they like and what kind of melodies sound nice on the instrument.
Well, pipers play it because they heard WIllie Clancy, John Kelly shows it probably sits as well and possibly better on the fiddle. There’s really nothing there that is typical for the pipes or what makes the tune sits particularly well on the chanter so why call it a ‘pipe jig’
I still think this tune would sound gorgeous on the pipes, but it’s true that it would do just as nice on any other instrument. Eithne Ni Dhonaile actually cites James Kelly as the source. You can watch Michelle Mulcahy play a beautiful version of the tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDKdi3Dm-I8
Yes it does work well on the pipes but not typically better to warrant ‘piping jig’. Many tunes go well on the pipes.
In the piping context it’s interesting you indicate back d rolls 😉
Just nitpicking a bit
Trathnóinín fómhar ar leataoibh an ród
Sea dhearcas an óg-bhean mhomharach deas
Is blasta ‘s is comhar do labhair a bheol
Ó téanaim ag ól agus díoladsa as
Agus bímis ag ól ag ól is ag ól
bímis ag ól is ag pógadh na mban
bímis ag ól is ag rince le ceol
is nach aoibhin an gnó bheith á bpógadh gan tart
Bhí tabhairne san áit is níor bhaoil dúin dul sall
I gcomhluadair glánta diúgadh gan stad
Punch dúinn ar bórd is ea dordaigh mo stór
Is bhímís go glórmhar go ghloaigh an coilleach
Bhí an spéirbhean le’m ais aidhg glisneathach geal
A bheolla caor dearg braon branda ‘na glaic
Do bhlaiseas a beol is ba fonamhar a póg
Tóg bog é a Dhónal nó díolfaidh tú as
Bhuaill fear liom inné is é ag ól cupán té
Ó bhí sé lag tréith is é breoite go maith
Dá n-ólfadh sé taosc de phoitín Cúl Aodha
Ba ghairid é ag léimt is é ag tóiríocht na mban
Is sin sínte go soghach tairéis iomad den ól
Ach ar buile a dó ar an ndoras do bhuail cnag
An sairsint ar thóir barantas ‘na ghlaic
Ach déalaigh gach geoghach thar clathac amach
Johnny McCarthy plays an Eminor version of this
B,EF G3 | AGA B3 | B,EF GAB | AFD EDA, |
B,EF GFG | AGA B3 | efe dBA | GED E3 :||
E2e efe | dBc d3 | B2e efe | dBA GBF|
E2e efe | dBc d3 | efe dBA | GED E3:||
I haven’t got it off fully yet so apologies for any oddities. He calls it "The Rolling Wave" which he knows is not it’s ‘real’ title. Anyone got a name for this version?
OK, found it:
It’s The Monk’s Jig, here: https://thesession.org/tunes/1185
Bobby Casey and Tommy Keane’s version (2nd tune)
of the 3-part version, which I’ve got from a Chieftains album (https://thesession.org/recordings/111).
T: Bimís ag Ól
S: The Chieftains
|:DGA ~B3|cBc d3|DGA B2 d|cAG AGF|
!DGA ~B3|cBc def|gbg afd|1cAG G2 E:|2cAG G2 D:|
!|:GBd ~g3|gfd =f3|GBd ~g3|gfd cAF|
!GBd ~g3|gae =f2g|abg afd|1cAG G2 D:|2cAG G2 G|
!FGA A2 c|BAG cAG|FGA Ace|dAF G3|
!FGA cAG|Ade f2g|abg afd|cAF G3:||
Bimíd Ag Ól, X:4
A Willie Clancy tune.