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 36 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Whelan’s Old Sow (a few times), The Castle (a few times), The 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 18 tune sets.

The Green Fields Of Woodford has been added to 178 tunebooks.

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Eight 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
d|: dBA ~G2E | EDE G3 | edB dBA | B2e ege |
dBA ~G2E | EDE G3 | AGE ~A2B |1 GED D2d :|2 GED D2c ||
|: BGG dGG | edB dBA | BGG dGG | edB A2c |
BGG deg | age dBA | AGE ~A2B |1 GED D2c :|2 GED D2d ||
X: 7
T: The Green Fields Of Woodford
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|: dBA G2E | EDE G2e | edB dBA | B2e efg |
dBA G2E | EDE G2G | AGE A2A |1 GED D2d :|2 GED D2c ||
|: BGG dGG | ede dBA | BGG dGG | edB A2d |
BAB deg | age d2B | GAB AGE |1 GED D2c :|2 GED D2d ||
X: 8
T: The Green Fields Of Woodford
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|: dBA ~G3 | EDE ~G3 | edB dBA | B2e ege |
dBA G2E | EDE ~G3 | AGE A2B |1 GED D2d :|2 GED D2c ||
BGG dGG | ede dBA | BGG dGG | edB ~A3 |
BGG dGG | ede dBA | GAB AGE | GED D2c |
BGG dGG | ede dBA | BGG dGG | edB ~A3 |
BGG deg | age dBA | GAB AGE | GED D2d |]

Fifteen 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.

The Green Fields Of Woodford, X:7

A slightly different interpretation.

The Green Fields Of Woodford, X:8

From the playing of The Teetotalers.