The Eavesdropper jig

Also known as Eavesdropper’s, Riding On A Hand-Car, The Roman Wall.

There are 40 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Cherish The Ladies (a few times), The Cliffs Of Moher (a few times), Dan Collins’ Father’s (a few times), Eddie Kelly’s (a few times) and The Geese In The Bog (a few times).

The Eavesdropper has been added to 18 tune sets.

The Eavesdropper has been added to 403 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Eavesdropper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 B BAG|Bcd {e} dBG|cde dBG|BAG AGE|
D2 B BAG|Bcd {e} dBG|cde dBG|BGF G2 z:||
gfg afd|efg dBG|cde dBG|BAG Adf|
gfg afd|efg dBG|cde dBG|AGF G2 d|
gfg afd|efg dBG|cde dBG|BAG Adf|
gab bfd|efg dBG|cde dBA|BGF G2 z||
X: 2
T: The Eavesdropper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|D2B BAG|Bdd dBG|ceg dBA|BAA AGE|
D2B BAG|Bdd dBG|ceg dBA|1AGF GFE:|2AGF GBd||
g2b afd|e/f/ge dBG|cee dBG|BAG ABd|
g2b afd|e/f/ge dBG|cee dBA|1AGF GBd:|2AGF GFE||
X: 3
T: The Eavesdropper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2F FED|F3 AFD|GBB AFD|FEE EFE|
D3 FED|F3 AFD|GBB AFE|FDD D3:||
A|def ecA|Bcd AFD|GBB AFD|FEE EFA|
d2f ecA|Bdd AFD| GBB AFE|FDD D3:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Eavesdropper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2B BAG|B3 dBG|cee dBG|BAA ABA|
D3 BAG|B3 dBG|cee dBA|BGG G3:||
d|:gab afd|efg dBG|cee dBG|BAA ABd|
g2b afd|efg dBG| cee dBA|BGG G3:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Eavesdropper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: e | AAA cBA | cee ecA | dff ecA | 2 cBB BcB |
AAA cBA | cee ecA | dff ecB | cAA A2 :|
|: e | aaa ecA | dff ecA | dff ecA | cBA Bce |
aaa ecA | dff ecA | dff ecB | cAA A2 :|
# Added by Calum .

Ten comments

Wrong tune

The tune titled "The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh" on Kevin Crawfords "D Flute Album" is not the same tune.

It doesn’t say that it is the same tune.

It says: "Recordings of a tune by this name:"

There’s a difference.

T:Eavesdropper
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:Paul McGrattan
Z:gmp
K:G Major
|D2B BAG|Bdd dBG|ceg dBA|BAA AGE|
D2B BAG|Bdd dBG|ceg dBA|1AGF GFE:|2AGF GBd||
g2b afd|e/f/ge dBG|cee dBG|BAG ABd|
g2b afd|e/f/ge dBG|cee dBA|1AGF GBd:|2AGF GFE||

A pick up your quill suggestion:
this tune would lend itself well to the Fling form…

D Major

X: 1
T: Eavesdropper, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
D2F FED|F3 AFD|GBB AFD|EDD EDE|
D2F FED|F3 AFD|GBB AFE|FDD D3:||
A|def ecA|B2d AFD|GBB AFD|FEE EFA|
d2f ecA|Bdd AFD| GBB AFE|FDD D3:||

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The Eavesdropper, X:5

The Scottish version, containing nine-note bagpipe friendliness.

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