The Green Fields Of Woodford jig

Also known as Felix The Cat, Greenfields Of Woodford, Mol Kelly’s Auld Sow, Tart Ar An Ól.

There are 32 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Whelan’s Old Sow (a few times), Hole In The Hedge (a few times), Munster Buttermilk (a few times) and Seamus Cooley’s (a few times).

The Green Fields Of Woodford has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Green Fields Of Woodford has been added to 155 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Green Fields Of Woodford
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dBA GAE|EDE Gzd|edB dBA|Bge ege|
dBA GAE|EDE GzB|GED A2B|GED D2z:|
BGG dBd|ege dBG|BGG dBd|edB AGA|
BzB dBd|ege dBG|AGE A2B|GED D2z|
BGG dBd|ege dBG|BGG dBd|edB AGA|
BzB deg|age dBG|AGE AzB|Ged ege||
X: 2
T: The Green Fields Of Woodford
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|dBA G2D|EDE GAB|edB dBA|Bee ege|
dBA G2D|EDE GAB|AGE A2B|GED D2:|
|:A|BGG dGG|edB dBA|BGG dGG|edB AGA|
BAB deg|age dBG|AGE A2B|GED D2:|
X: 3
T: The Green Fields Of Woodford
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:e|ecB A2E|FEF ABc|fec ecB|cff faf|
ecB A2E|FEF ABc|BAF B2c|AFE E2:|
|:B|cAA eAA|fec ecB|cAA eAA|fec BAB|
cBc efa|baf ecA|BAF B2c|AFE E2:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Green Fields Of Woodford
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e|:dBA G2E|EDE G2e|edB dBA|B2e ege|
dBA G2E|EDE GAB|AGE ABA|[1GED DBc:|[2 GED D2 A||
B2G dGG|edB dBA|BGG dGG|edB AGA|
BGG dGG|edB dBA|GAB ABA|GED D2 A||
B2G dGG|edB dBA|BGG dGG|edB AGA|
BAB deg|age dBA|GAB ABA|GED DBc|]
X: 5
T: The Green Fields Of Woodford
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
f |: ecB A2F | FEF Ace | fec A2B | cff cff |
ecB cBA | FEF ABc | BAF BcB | [1 AFE E2f :| [2AFE E2d] |
cAA eAA | fec ecB | cAA eAA | fec B3 |
cAA eAA | fec ecB | ABc BcB | AFE E2d |
c2d eAA | fec ecB | cAA eAA | fec B3 |
AB/c/d ef/g/a | baf ecB | ABc BcB | AFE E2 ||
X: 6
T: The Green Fields Of Woodford
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ddB AG2|EED EG2|eed BdB|AB2 eef|
gdB AG2|EED EG2|BAG EA2|BGE DD2 :|
cBG GdG|Ged edB|ABG GdG|Ged BA2|
cBA Bde|gag ed2|AGA BAG|EGE ED2|
cBG GdG|Ged edB|ABG GdG|Ged BA2|
cBG Gde|gag ed2|BGA BAG|EGE DD2|

Thirteen comments

Source: Connolly, Seamus & Martin Mulhaire & Jack Coen - Warming Up
Transcription: gmp

Trarnscription mistake

The 13th bar of the B part should be |BzB deg|.
Sorry for that.

The Green Fields of Woodford

This jig is often associated with Bronx fluter Jack Coen, who is originally from Woodford, East Galway. Another E. Galway flute player Sean Moloney also recorded it citing his father Eddie Moloney as the source.

Here’s a simpler version of the tune I’ve been playing:

K: G
|:d|dBA G2D|EDE GAB|edB dBA|Bee ege|
dBA G2D|EDE GAB|AGE A2B|GED D2:|
|:A|BGG dGG|edB dBA|BGG dGG|edB AGA|
BAB deg|age dBG|AGE A2B|GED D2:|

i’m a lil confused…i have never seen the "z’s" in a song before…what do they mean?

The Green Fields Of Woodford, X:5

I learned this version from the playing of Sorcha Costello at the 2017 Feakle Fiddle Festival. It’s a beautiful tune and she played it in A, which I think gives it a bit of an extra lift. She’s a wonderful player, and an excellent teacher too. Thank you Sorcha.

The Green Fields Of Woodford, X:6

Some variations from Poor Man’s Gambit.