Tom’s slip jig

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Tom's
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:F2d BAG FED|EDE F2E FDB,|F2d BAG FED|EDE F2E D2E:|
|:FEF A2G FED|EDE F2E FDB,|FEF A2G FED|EDE F2E D2E:|
2
X: 2
T: Tom's
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B2g edc BAG|AGA B2A BGE|G2g edc BAG|AGA B2A G2A:|
|:BAB d2c BAG|AGA BcA BGE|GAB d2c BAG|AGA cBA G2A:|
# Added by gimpy .

Four comments

This simple little tune comes from Mayo flute player Paul Smyth’s recording. According to the notes, it appeared in the Feis Musicians’ Handbook compiled by Tom Hastings. Please add some info if you know the real title of the tune.

Re: Tom’s

Neat little tune. Uilleann piper Michael Cooney performed it on the low whistle at his concert at Glucksman Ireland House in NYC in 2005, the only time I heard anyone play it. I think it works quite well in the key of G.

Re: Tom’s

I wonder why the transcription here is in “Edor.” Sounds straight D maj to my ear.

And I like Richie’s notion of moving it up to G.

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Tom’s, X:2

After playing this a bit in G, I tinkered with a few phrases. I hope Tom doesn’t mind. Nice tune no matter how you play it.

Some other possibilities, filling in for a more flowing line. (I like playing it once or twice through with all the crotchets, and then again with quavers.)

X: 1
T: Tom’s Slip
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: G
B2g edc BAG|AGA BcA BGE|G2g edc BAG|AGA cBA G2A:||
~B3 dec BAG|AGA BcA BGE|GAB dec BAG|AGA cBA G2A:||

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