Connie The Soldier jig

Also known as An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas, An Ghaoth Aniar-Aneas, The Battle Of Fontenoy, Bolen’s Fancy, The Boy In His Pants, McKenna’s, Muing Fhliuch, The Old Firm, Peter Lee’s, The Pullet That Wants A Cock, The Pullet That Wants The Cock, The Pullet Wants A Cock, The Pullet, The Southwest Wind, The Westmeath.

There are 53 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Dever The Dancer (lots of times), The Dunmore Lasses (a few times), The Glass Of Beer (a few times), The House In The Glen (a few times) and The Maid Behind The Bar (a few times).

Connie The Soldier has been added to 4 tune sets.

Connie The Soldier has been added to 142 tunebooks.

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Sixteen settings

X: 1
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
EAA A2 d|cAG EFD|DGG DEE|DGG GED|
EAA A2 d|cAG EFD|EFG AGE|EDD D2:||
|(d/e/)|fdd ede|fdd d2 e|fed ded|cAA A2 (d/e/)|
fdd ede|fed A2 G|DFG AGE|EDD D2:|
X: 2
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:E/F/G|A3 B3|cBc E2D|E>FG E>FG|E/F/GA G>ED|
E2A A2B|c>Bc E2d|^c2A B>AG|1 F2D D:|2 F2D D2||
|:g|f>ed d2g|f>ed d2g|f>ed e2d|^c>AA A2g|
f>ga e>fg|f/g/fe d>^cA|G>AG E>FG|1 F2D D2:|2 F2D D3||
X: 3
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3 AGA|=cBc E2D|EFG EFG|ABA GED|
EAA AGA|=cBc E2g|fed cAG|1FDC DFG:|2FDC D2e||
|:f2A ede|fdd d2e|fgf fed|^cAG A3|
efg efg|age d2c|ABA EFG|FDC DFG:|
X: 4
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABG A2B|cAG EGD|EGG AGG|EGG E2G|
ABG A2B|cAG E2B|cAA ABG|1FDD DEG:|2FDD D2e||
fdd edd|fdd d2e|fdd efd|cAF A2e|
fdd edd|fdd d2A|BdB BdB|1AFD D2e:|2AFD DEG||
X: 5
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
EAA A2 d|cAG EFD|EFG EFG|EAF GED|
EAA A2 d|cAG E2d|c2c ABG|1 FDD D3:|2 FDD D2e||
|fdd ede|fdd d2 e|fed ded|cAA A2e|
fga efg|fed fed|c2c ABG|1 FDD D2e:|2 FDD D3||
X: 6
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
~A3 AdB|cAG EFD|DGG DEG|AGE cGE|
~A2G AdB|cAG EFD|~D3 AGE|GED DEG|
~A3 A2d|cAG EFD|DGG GFG|DGG GFG|
~A2G AdB|cAG EFD|~D3 AGE|GED D2e
|:fed ed^c|ed^c d2e|fed efd|=cAG Ade|
fed efd|cAB c2d|cAG EAG|1 EFD D2e:|2 EFD D3||
X: 7
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A2 A AdB | cAG E2 F | DGG DE/F/G | AGE cGE |
AB/A/G AdB | cAG E2 F | D2 G AGE | GED D- :|
f2 d edc | Adc A2 e | f2 d ef/e/d | cA^G A2 e |
fdd ed/d/d | cAB c2 d | cAG EAG | ED/D/D D- :|
X: 8
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: EAA ABd | cAG E2 D | EFG EFG | EAF GED |
EAA ABd | cAG Ecd | cBc ABG |[1 FDD DEE :|[2 FDD D2 e ||
|: fed dcd | fed d2 e | fed efd | cAA A2 e |
fga efg | fed fed | cBc ABG |1 FDD D2 e :|2 FDD DEE |]
|: EAA A (3B/c/d | cAG E2 D | EFG EFG | EAF GED |
EAA A (3B/c/d | cAG Ecd | cBc ABG | FDD D3 :|
|: fdd dcd | fdd d2 e | fdd e2 d | cAA A2 e |
fga efg | fed fed | cBc ABG | FDD D3 :|
X: 9
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:EAA A2d|cAG EED|DFF DEE|DFF GED|E2A A2d|cAG EED|EFG AGE|EDD D3:|
|:fdd edc|Add d2e|f2d cAA|BGG A2e|fdd edc|Add cAG|EFG AGE|EDD D3:|
X: 10
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
EAA ABd|cAG EFG|EFG EFG|EAF GED|
EAA ABd|cAG EFG|cBc ABG| FEC D3:|
|f2d dcd|f2d dcd|fed efd|cAG A3|
fga efg|fed fed|cBc ABG| FEC D3:|
# Added by KLR .
X: 11
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
EAA ABd|cAG EFD|EFG EFG|EAF GED|
EAA ABd|cAG EAd|~c3 ABG|1 FDD D2G:|2 FDD D2e||
|:fdd dcd|fdd d2e|fdd e2d|cAA A2e|
fga efg|fed ded|cBc ABG|1 FDD D2e:|2 FDD D2G||
EAA AB/c/d|cAG E2D|EFG EFG|EAF GED|
EAA AB/c/d|cAG Ecd|cBc ABG|1FDD D2E:|2FDD D2e||
|:fdd dcd|fed d2e|f2d efd|cAA A3|
fga efg|fed fed|cBc ABG|1 FDD D2e:|2 FDD D2E||
F2G A2d|dcd cAG|EFG EFG|~A3 GFD|
F2G Add|dcd cAG|EFG A2G|1 FDD D2E:|2 FDD Dag||
|:f2d edc|Add d2e|fdd e2d|cAA Afg|
fdd edc|ded cAG|EFG A2G|1 FDD Dag:|2 FDD D2E||
EFG ~A3|ded =cAG|EGG EGG|EAF GED|
EFG AGA|ded =cAG|EGG EAG|1 EDD D2D:|2 EDD D2e||
|:fdd edc|edc d2e|fdd =cAA|BAG A2g|
fdd edc|ded =cAG|EGG EAG|1 EDD D2e:|2 EDD D2D||
DEG A2A|AdB cAG|EGG EGG|EcA GEA|
DE/F/G ~A3|AdB cAG|EGG EAG|1 ~E2D D2A,:|2 ~E2D Dde||
|:fdd ede|fd^c d2e|fed ~c3|BAG A2g|
fdd ed^c|ded cAG|EGG EAG|1 ~E2D Dde:|2 ~E2D D2A,||
DEG ABA|AdB =cAG|~E2G EGG|EGE GED|
DEG ABA|AdB =cAG|~E2G EAG|1 EDC D2A:|2 EDC D2e||
|:~f2d cde|fdd d2e|fad e2d|cAA Aag|
~f2d edc|AdB =cAG|~E2G EAG|1 EDC D2e:|2 EDC D2A||
~A3 A2d|cAG EDD|D/E/FG D/E/FG|AGE cAG|
~A3 D2d|cAG EDD|D/E/FG AGE|1 ~E2D DE/F/G:|2 ~E2D D2e||
|:fed ed^c|edd d2e|fdd e2d|cAG A2e|
fdd fed|cAB c2d|cAG EAG|1 EDD D2e:|2 EDD DE/F/G||
~A3 A2d|cAG E2D|DGG DE/F/G|AGE cAG|
~A2D A2d|cAG E2D|DE/F/G AGE|1 EDD DEG:|2 EDD D2e||
|:fed ed^c|edd d2e|fed ~e2d|^cAG A2d|
fed ~e2d|^cAB =c2d|cAG EAG|1 EDD D2e:|2 ~E2D DE/F/G||
ABA AdB|=cBc E2D|EGG EAA|EDE GED|
EFG A2B|=cBc g2e|fed cAG|FGE DFG|
A3 BAB|=cBc E2D|EGG EAA|EDE GED|
EFG A2B|=cBc g2e|fed cAG FGE D2e||
fed edc|edd d2e|fed ~e2d|cAA A2e|
fed ~e2d|cAB =c2d|=cAG EAG|EDD D2e|
fed edc|edd d2e|fed ~e2d|cAA A2d|
efg efg|bge d2c|ABG FGE|FDD DE/F/G||
X: 12
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~A3 ABd|ABG EAD|EFG EFG|~A3 FED|
~A3 ABd|ABG E2d|cBc ABG|FDC D3:|
|:~f3 dcd|~f2d dcd|fed e2d|cAG A3|
efg efg|fed e2d|cBc ABG|FDC D3:|
X: 13
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~a3 ABd|ABG Ead|efg efg|~A3 fed|
a2A ABd|ABG E2d|cBc ~A3|fdc d3:|
|:~f3 dAd|~f3 dAd|fed efd|cAG A3|
efg efg|~f3 e2d|cBc ABG|fdc d3:|
X: 14
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3 A2B|=cAG E2D|DGG DEG|AGE =cAG|
A2G A2d|=cAG E2D|DEG AGE|1 EDC DEG:|2 EDC D2e||
|:fdd edc|edc d2e|f2f ~e2d|=cAG Ade|
fed ~e2d|=cAB ~c3|=cAG EAG|1 EDC D2e:|2 EDC DEG||
A3 ~B3|=cBc E2D|EFG EFG|ABA GED|
A3 ~B3|=cBc E2g|fed cAG|1 ~F3 EFG:|2 FAD Dfg||
|:~f3 efg|fdA B/c/de|~f3 ged|cdB A2f|
efg efg|agf dB=c|~A3 EFG|1 FAD Dfg:|2 ~F3 EFG||
A3 AGA|=cBc ~E2D|EGG EFG|AGE GED|
EAA AGA|=cBc ~E2D|~d3 AGE|FDD D3|
A3 B3|=cBc ~E2D|EFG EFG|ABA GED|
EAA AGA|=cBc ~E2g|fed cAG|FGE D2g||
fdd edd|fdc d2e|fed edB|cAG A3|
efg efg|age ~d3|AcG FGE |FDD D2g|
fdd edd|fdc d2g|~f3 ged|cAG A3|
efg efg|bge d2c|AcG FGE |FDD D3||
X: 15
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 G ADD|ded cAG|EFG EFG|FAF GED|
F2 G ADD|ded cAG|EFG EAG|[1 EDD D2 E:|[2 EDD D2 e||
fdd edc|edd d2 e|fdd e2 d|cAA A2 e|
fdd edc|Add cAG|EFG EAG|[1 EDD D2 e:|[2 EDD D2 E|]
X: 16
T: Connie The Soldier
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
~A3 BAB | cBc E2D | E2G GFG | ~E3 EFG |
~A3 BAB | cBc ~g3 | fed cAG | FGE D3 :|
~f3 ~e3 | fef d2e | ~f3 ded | cAG FED |
efg efg | bge d2c | AcB FGE | FDD D3 :|

Forty-nine comments

Part of the set Mc Kenna’s Jigs

This tune is - somewhat different - the first of the tune set
‘McKenna’ s Jigs’ by Patrick Street (on Patrick Street no.2 and on Live from Patrick Street’). The second one is a version of ‘The Nightcap’ and the third one is called ‘Up Leitrim’.

The Pullet That Wants The Cock

I came across this quirky, addictive jig on C

Joe Keegan`s jig

Sean McGuire and Roger Sherlock recorded this about 1970.They got it from Josie Keegan who played on that recording, who got it from her father.Sean thought of the rude name-Probably…
Leo Ginley told me he had a version of it called `The boy in his britches`.

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Thanks Cos

Josephine emailed me a while back to say that she’s compiling a book of her lifetime’s favourite tunes (trad, her own and some by other composers that she’s met along the way). Maybe this will appear … and maybe under a title that gives less cause for behind-the-bikesheds sniggering …

Josie is a great musician!

I knew her years ago and would give my right arm to be able to play the fiddle like that woman! I look forward to her book.

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The Boy In His Pants (jig)

Source: O’Connor, Gerry & Eithne N

Nice tune, and I’m still laughing at the name and the fact that _you_ posted it. Well done, Pants. :o)

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Already submitted on April 6th under another name

Aiden Crossey submitted it as `the Pullet that wants the cock`.

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Both v. strange names for a tune, especially if you take pants in its English sense of "underpants" as opposed to "trousers".

Was there not a tune called "Catch my cock and pullet"? Please don’t.

Mixing the 2 titles is even more risque: "Pullet In His Pants" and "The Boy That Wants The Cock".

Pullets, cocks, pants and what-have-you

With all due respect to Marco, the version of the tune which I posted seems to be quite different in a number of phrases to that which Marco has put on the site. I tried to transcribe fairly faithfully C

Source: The Missing Reel by Seamus McGuire And John Lee
Transcription: gmp

My heavens, however did I miss this one? Is it too late to make a clever remark?

Note ~ both ways a D Mixolydian…

This ‘other way’ is also D Mixolydian rather than D Major as cut and pasted above…

McKenna’s Jig setting

Here’s a quick transcription of what Patrick Street is playing in that McKenna’s Jigs set

X: 1
T:McKenna’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
EAA A2 d|cAG EFD|EFG EFG|EAF GED|
EAA A2 d|cAG E2d|c2c ABG|1 FDD D3:|2 FDD D2e||
|fdd ede|fdd d2 e|fed ded|cAA A2e|
fga efg|fed fed|c2c ABG|1 FDD D2e:|2 FDD D3||

My ABC skills are minimal, so I’m not sure if this is proper ABC, but my player plays it right…

Definitely different, but is it different enough to be another tune completely? Not for me to say ;-)

Pete

Connie the Soldier

The banjo player Eamonn Coyne recorded a bit different version of the tune as "An Gaoth Aniar Aneas" (meaning the South Wind?) together with Dermot Byrne on melodeon. A piping friend of mine played a somewhat similar version in a session last month and told me it’s on one of Dervish’s recordings.

The Southwest Wind

Submitted on December 11th 2007 by Shrog

X: 1
T: An Ghaoth Aniar-Aneas
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
~A3 AdB|cAG EFD|DGG DEG|AGE cGE|
~A2G AdB|cAG EFD|~D3 AGE|GED DEG|
~A3 A2d|cAG EFD|DGG GFG|DGG GFG|
~A2G AdB|cAG EFD|~D3 AGE|GED D2e
|:fed ed^c|ed^c d2e|fed efd|=cAG Ade|
fed efd|cAB c2d|cAG EAG|1 EFD D2e:|2 EFD D3||

* “An Ghaoth Aniar-Aneas” / “The Southwest Wind” ~ the previous transcription

Key signature: D Mixolydian
Submitted on December 11th 2007 by Shrog.

Not to be confused with The West Wind or The South Wind (An Gaoth Anneas), this is a totally different tune.
I know this tune from Willie Clancy:
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/462
and Declan Masterson:
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/472

I cannot take credit for the ABC, I think it might be Henrik Norbeck’s. I was surprised that this was not posted on this site before. (It was!)

# Posted on December 11th 2007 by Shrog

* You beat me to it Jeremy. I’d saved it to add here later, but, as you can see, there’s the proof, Shrog’s comment… ;-)

“An Ghaoth Aniar-Aneas” / “The Southwest Wind”

X: 4
T: An Ghaoth Aniar-Aneas
T: The Southwest Wind
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
|: E/F/G |\
A2 A AdB | cAG E2 F | DGG DE/F/G | AGE cGE |
AB/A/G AdB | cAG E2 F | D2 G AGE | GED D- :|
|: De |\
f2 d edc | Adc A2 e | f2 d ef/e/d | cA^G A2 e |
fdd ed/d/d | cAB c2 d | cAG EAG | ED/D/D D- :|

“McKenna’s Jig” / “Connie the Soldier” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on September 7th 2008 by bdh.
~ /tunes/8893

X: 5
T: McKenna’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: EAA ABd | cAG E2 D | EFG EFG | EAF GED |
EAA ABd | cAG Ecd | cBc ABG |[1 FDD DEE :|[2 FDD D2 e ||
|: fed dcd | fed d2 e | fed efd | cAA A2 e |
fga efg | fed fed | cBc ABG |1 FDD D2 e :|2 FDD DEE |]

Source: RTE "The Pure Drop" with Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly.
Originally transcribed by Bernie Stocks.

The tune also appears on Mountain Dew’s "Toss the Feathers" where it has more ornamentation. To my ear –

X: 6
T: McKenna’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: EAA A (3B/c/d | cAG E2 D | EFG EFG | EAF GED |
EAA A (3B/c/d | cAG Ecd | cBc ABG | FDD D3 :|
|: fdd dcd | fdd d2 e | fdd e2 d | cAA A2 e |
fga efg | fed fed | cBc ABG | FDD D3 :|

# Posted on September 7th 2008 by bdh

Muing Fhluich

Conal O’Grada plays this a bit differently. Hope I have the ABC correct-it is to my ear.

X: 1
T: Muing Fhliuch (Wet Meadow/Field)
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|:EAA A2d|cAG EED|DFF DEE|DFF GED|E2A A2d|cAG EED|EFG AGE|EDD D3:|

|:fdd edc|Add d2e|f2d cAA|BGG A2e|fdd edc|Add cAG|EFG AGE|EDD D3:|

McKenna and Gaffney

As played on their old 78. This would be Burke and Daly’s inspiration I’d guess, but I notice a few things different from the transcription above, for instance the low C, which they definitely play - McKenna, of course, blows the note an octave higher. I had to write this out to see that it has 8 bars - the three EFGs in a row make it sound like it goes into 9/8. In his flute/whistle tutor Grey Larson noted this phenomenon of a tune sounding "crooked" in other transcriptions of old recordings, including McKenna’s own reel the Corry Boys, where the phrasing makes it sound as if a part has more than usual 4 or 8 or 16 bars.

X:1
T:Connie the Solider (as played by McKenna and Gaffney)
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Dmaj
EAA ABd|cAG EFG|EFG EFG|EAF GED|
EAA ABd|cAG EFG|cBc ABG| FEC D3:|
|f2d dcd|f2d dcd|fed efd|cAG A3|
fga efg|fed fed|cBc ABG| FEC D3:|

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X: 1
T: Connie The Soldier
S: Crosses Sessions
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amix/Dmaj
EAA ABd|cAG EFD|EFG EFG|EAF GED|
EAA ABd|cAG EAd|~c3 ABG|1 FDD D2G:|2 FDD D2e||
|:fdd dcd|fdd d2e|fdd e2d|cAA A2e|
fga efg|fed ded|cBc ABG|1 FDD D2e:|2 FDD D2G||

X: 1
T: John McKenna’s
S: Patrick Street
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amix/Dmaj
EAA AB/c/d|cAG E2D|EFG EFG|EAF GED|
EAA AB/c/d|cAG Ecd|cBc ABG|1FDD D2E:|2FDD D2e||
|:fdd dcd|fed d2e|f2d efd|cAA A3|
fga efg|fed fed|cBc ABG|1 FDD D2e:|2 FDD D2E||

X: 1
T: An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas
S: Eamonn Coyne
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
F2G A2d|dcd cAG|EFG EFG|~A3 GFD|
F2G Add|dcd cAG|EFG A2G|1 FDD D2E:|2 FDD Dag||
|:f2d edc|Add d2e|fdd e2d|cAA Afg|
fdd edc|ded cAG|EFG A2G|1 FDD Dag:|2 FDD D2E||

X: 1
T: Lake Shore
S: De Danann
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
EFG ~A3|ded =cAG|EGG EGG|EAF GED|
EFG AGA|ded =cAG|EGG EAG|1 EDD D2D:|2 EDD D2e||
|:fdd edc|edc d2e|fdd =cAA|BAG A2g|
fdd edc|ded =cAG|EGG EAG|1 EDD D2e:|2 EDD D2D||

X: 1
T: Connie The Soldier
S: Angelina Carberry & Martin Quinn
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
DEG A2A|AdB cAG|EGG EGG|EcA GEA|
DE/F/G ~A3|AdB cAG|EGG EAG|1 ~E2D D2A,:|2 ~E2D Dde||
|:fdd ede|fd^c d2e|fed ~c3|BAG A2g|
fdd ed^c|ded cAG|EGG EAG|1 ~E2D Dde:|2 ~E2D D2A,||

X: 1
T: Lake Shore
S: Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins & Joe Corcoran
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
DEG ABA|AdB =cAG|~E2G EGG|EGE GED|
DEG ABA|AdB =cAG|~E2G EAG|1 EDC D2A:|2 EDC D2e||
|:~f2d cde|fdd d2e|fad e2d|cAA Aag|
~f2d edc|AdB =cAG|~E2G EAG|1 EDC D2e:|2 EDC D2A||

X: 1
T: Southwest Wind
S: Graham Dunne
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
~A3 A2d|cAG EDD|D/E/FG D/E/FG|AGE cAG|
~A3 D2d|cAG EDD|D/E/FG AGE|1 ~E2D DE/F/G:|2 ~E2D D2e||
|:fed ed^c|edd d2e|fdd e2d|cAG A2e|
fdd fed|cAB c2d|cAG EAG|1 EDD D2e:|2 EDD DE/F/G||

X: 1
T: An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas
S: Ronan Browne & Peadar O’Loughlin
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
K: Dmix
~A3 A2d|cAG E2D|DGG DE/F/G|AGE cAG|
~A2D A2d|cAG E2D|DE/F/G AGE|1 EDD DEG:|2 EDD D2e||
|:fed ed^c|edd d2e|fed ~e2d|^cAG A2d|
fed ~e2d|^cAB =c2d|cAG EAG|1 EDD D2e:|2 ~E2D DE/F/G||

X: 1
T: An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas
S: Chulrua
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
ABA AdB|=cBc E2D|EGG EAA|EDE GED|
EFG A2B|=cBc g2e|fed cAG|FGE DFG|
A3 BAB|=cBc E2D|EGG EAA|EDE GED|
EFG A2B|=cBc g2e|fed cAG FGE D2e||
fed edc|edd d2e|fed ~e2d|cAA A2e|
fed ~e2d|cAB =c2d|=cAG EAG|EDD D2e|
fed edc|edd d2e|fed ~e2d|cAA A2d|
efg efg|bge d2c|ABG FGE|FDD DE/F/G||

I’d really like to hear which version(s) people here prefer to play and which tend to get played at their session.

I believe most pipers play Willie Clancy’s version, which was recorded by Ronan Browne and Peter O’Loughlin.

Yeah that makes sense.

X: 1
T: John McKenna’s
S: Seamus Tansey - Easter Snow
N: Overblown octaves taken out for easy comparison
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
~A3 ABd|ABG EAD|EFG EFG|~A3 FED|
~A3 ABd|ABG E2d|cBc ABG|FDC D3:|
|:~f3 dcd|~f2d dcd|fed e2d|cAG A3|
efg efg|fed e2d|cBc ABG|FDC D3:|

At least give us the overblown octaves in another transcription… ;-)

To my ear the overblowing renders the tune almost unrecognisable but it’s interesting.

X: 1
T: John McKenna’s
S: Seamus Tansey - Easter Snow
N: Overblown octaves taken out for easy comparison
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
~a3 ABd|ABG Ead|efg efg|~A3 fed|
a2A ABd|ABG E2d|cBc ~A3|fdc d3:|
|:~f3 dAd|~f3 dAd|fed efd|cAG A3|
efg efg|~f3 e2d|cBc ABG|fdc d3:|

that should read N: overblowing left in!

Some more settings

X: 1
T: The Pullet That Wants The Cock
S: Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh & Micheal O Raghallaigh
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
A3 A2B|=cAG E2D|DGG DEG|AGE =cAG|
A2G A2d|=cAG E2D|DEG AGE|1 EDC DEG:|2 EDC D2e||
|:fdd edc|edc d2e|f2f ~e2d|=cAG Ade|
fed ~e2d|=cAB ~c3|=cAG EAG|1 EDC D2e:|2 EDC DEG||

X: 1
T: The Pullet
S: Jason O’Rourke & Ruadhrai O’Kane
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
A3 ~B3|=cBc E2D|EFG EFG|ABA GED|
A3 ~B3|=cBc E2g|fed cAG|1 ~F3 EFG:|2 FAD Dfg||
|:~f3 efg|fdA B/c/de|~f3 ged|cdB A2f|
efg efg|agf dB=c|~A3 EFG|1 FAD Dfg:|2 ~F3 EFG||

X: 1
T: The Pullet That Wants A Cock
S: Sean McGuire
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
A3 AGA|=cBc ~E2D|EGG EFG|AGE GED|
EAA AGA|=cBc ~E2D|~d3 AGE|FDD D3|
A3 B3|=cBc ~E2D|EFG EFG|ABA GED|
EAA AGA|=cBc ~E2g|fed cAG|FGE D2g||
fdd edd|fdc d2e|fed edB|cAG A3|
efg efg|age ~d3|AcG FGE |FDD D2g|
fdd edd|fdc d2g|~f3 ged|cAG A3|
efg efg|bge d2c|AcG FGE |FDD D3||

Version of Connie the Soldier from Dermot Byrne

Setting #12 that I just added is from Dermot Byrne’s accordion class at Catskills Irish Arts Week 2012. It’s approximately what the Mulcahys play on Reelin’ in Tradition.

The Pullet that wants the Cock

This tune is also the title track on James Murray’s CD, The Powellsborough Lassies. James was told by John Feeley, whom he got a lot of music from, that ‘The Pullet that wants the Cock’ is an alternative title to this jig and that it’s an old Sligo tune.

Connie The Soldier, X:16

Transcription of the version by "5 Second Rule" on their album "Buttered Side Down", which goes by the name Bolen’s Fancy. I heard it played recently at a session by Paul Dryer, and it seems like an interesting enough variation to add to this already long list of settings.