Tommy Peoples - The Iron Man
Goes well with The Otter’s Holt following it, and both tunes are great to play in hornpipe rhythm.
Here is another version, which is similar to Pigeon on the Gate.
FA|BE~E2 BAFA|BE~E2 BAFG|ABAF DEFD|FAAd BAFA|
BE~E2 BAFA|B2cA BAFG|A2Bc defe|dBAF E2:|
FA|Beed e2de|f2df e2dB|ABAF DEFD|FAAd BAFA|
Beed e2de|f2df e2dB|~A3B defe|dBAF E2:|
I got this setting from Sonja O’Brien at Boghill Centre, Kilfenora, Co. Clare. I suspect it comes from the playing of Bothy Band in their "Out of the Wind into the Sun."
I cant do ABC
This setting is a few notes off.
Bar 1 and 2 are not correct
I dont know abc so here are the note names preceded
by the letter 4 for quarter 8 for eight
Leading note 8a / 8b-8e 4e 8b-8a-8f#-8a/ 4b 8e-8d’ 8b-8a-8f#-8a/
the same phrase occurs several times
Source 50 IRISH Fiddle Tunes by Tommy Peoples 1986 and he does call it
‘The Drunken Landlady’
The Bothy Band recorderd an Amin version of this tune.
(The Morning Star/The Fisherman’s Lilt/The Drunken Landlady)
Natalie MacMasters arrangement
she plays it in A dorian with a C and D part written by Stewart MacNiel. If anyone wants them let me know
sorefingers offering in ABCs:
K: E minor
|: A |
BE E2 BAFA | B2 Ed BAFB | ABAF D2 ED | FAAd BAFA | ~
Natalie MacMaster’s version can be found here:
Bothy Band - Out of the Wind into the Sun
Transposed to the key the Bothies play it in when they play it with The Morning Star and Fisherman’s Lilt. Thanks to Jens Wollschläger’s ABC Transposer! (Phew!)
T: Drunken Landlady, The
eA~A2 edBd|eA~A2 edBd|dedB G2BG|Bd~d2 edBd|
eA~A2 edBd|eA~A2 edBd|d2ef gbaf|gedB A4:|
|:eaag a2ga|b2gb abge|dedB G2BG|Bd~d2 edBd|
eaag a2ga|b2gb abge|d2ef gbaf|gedB A4:|
I decided to learn this tune in honour of a horrible woman who was indeed the drunken landlady of a local pub… my ambition is to someday busk with it outside the pub. She won’t get it but it’ll give me great satisfaction.
DADGAD guitar arrangement
I have made a DADGAD guitar adaptation from the Bothy Band version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-md3xvlo90o
Listed as "Bridget Flynn’s" on Martin Mulvihill’s recording "Traditional Irish Fiddling From Limerick"
Liam O´Flynn´s version
T: Drunken Landlady, The
(3Bcd |: eA~A2 egfd|eA~A2 edBc|dedB ~G3A|Bddg ed (3Bcd|
eA~A2 egfd|eA~A2 edBc|d2ef gbaf|gedB A4:|
(3Bcd|:eaag a2ga|bbgb abge|dedB ~G3A|Bddg edBd|
eaag a2ga|bbgb abge|d2ef gbaf|gedB A4:|
Tin whistle version here
The Drunken Landlady, X:8
This is from the playing of Mick McGoldrick on Usher’s Island album. Mike writes in the sleeve notes: ‘John and I were playing around with this common reel and somehow it ended up in the time signature of 5/4’.
I tried to be as close as possible to what he plays solo. The bar 14 with the long trilled note on the f is not played like that when the band joins in but rather like bar 10