Lucky Thirteen slip jig

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Lucky Thirteen has been added to 2 tune sets.

Lucky Thirteen has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Lucky Thirteen
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
M:13/8
EFG c2A BGAF GFE | EFG c2A BGAF GFD |
EFG c2e BdAG AGF | BGE AGF GFGF EFD :|
|: [M:13/8] Bge f2d BcAG ABc | Bge f2d gzfa gfd |
Bge f2a begb agf | [M:14/8] geed ~B2Ac BAG AGF :|
|: [M:14/8] fgfa g2e f2d e2Bz | [M:13/8] fgf a2f b2ag fga |
[M:14/8] gee a2bz gee f2az | [M:13/8] g2e f2d BcAG AGF :||
X: 2
T: Lucky Thirteen
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
M:13/8
|: E2B A2F G2F2 DEF | E2B A2F G2F2 GAB |
E2B A2F G2F2 DEF | EFG FGA B2A2 FGA :|

Eight comments

Polyrhythmic tune

This crazy and wonderful tune comes from Emer Mayock’s "Playground CD" It’s mostly in 13/8 but has a few hiccups in places. I’ve tried to group the notes into pulses of threes and fours. The primary rhythmic pattern is 123-123-1234-123.

On the recording there’s also an introductory part that goes like:

|: E2B A2F G2F2 DEF | E2B A2F G2F2 GAB |
E2B A2F G2F2 DEF | EFG FGA B2A2 FGA :|

but it seems more to set the scene than to take the tune anywhere. She plays it at the beginning of the track a few times through but never returns to it.

The recorded version also doesn’t introduce the third part until having repeated AABB at least three times. The pattern then becomes AABBCC.

Try this tune out on your favorite accompanist!

Key change

I forgot to mention that this tune, though I’ve transcribed it in Em, is recorded on a low F whistle played with Em "fingers". Thus on the recording the notes come out in the key of Gm.

I wouldn’t call it a slide …

Its a gem, this one. Thanks!!

There isn’t a tune category for slip slides either :-P

Slip slide

That’s propably what Ian Anderson had in mind when writing his famous song "slip sliding away"!

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