Coleman’s slip jig

Also known as Coleman’s Favorite, Coleman’s No. 1, Michael Coleman’s, Michael Coleman’s Hop-jig, Michael Gorman’s, Promenade, Promenade Side-Step, The Promenade.

There are 42 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Comb Your Hair And Curl It (a few times), The Rocky Road To Dublin (a few times), Another Jig Will Do (a few times), The Congress (a few times) and The Dusty Miller (a few times).

Coleman’s has been added to 11 tune sets.

Coleman's has been added to 217 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Coleman's
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B2E E2D B,2A,|B,2E E2F G2A|B2E E2D B,2A,|B,2D D2C D3:|
|:B2e e2d e2d|B2e e2c dcB|A2d d2c d3|e2d d2B A3:|
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X: 2
T: Coleman's
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:e2A A2G E2D|E2A A2B c2d| e2A A2G E2D|E2G G2F G2d|
e2A A2G E2D|E2A A2B c2d| e2A A2G E2D|E2G G2F G3|
|:e2a a2g a2g|e2a a2f gfe| d2g g2f g3|a2g g2e d2g|
e2a a2g a2g|e2a a2f gfe| d2g g2f g3|a2g g2e d2g||
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X: 3
T: Coleman's
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
"a"e2A A2G E2D|E2A A2B c2d| e2A A2G E2D|"e"E2G GA^F G3|
"a"e2A A2G E2D|E2A A2B c2d| e2A A2G E2D|"e"E2G GA^F G3:||
|:"a"e2a a2g a3|e2a a2^f gfe|"g" d2g g2f g3|"e"a2g g2e d2=f|
"a"e2a a2g a3|e2a a2^f gfe|"g" d2g g2f g3|"e"a2g g2e d2=f:||
X: 4
T: Coleman's
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:e2A A2G E2D|E2A A2B c2d|e2A A2G E2D|E2G G2F G2d:|
|:e2a a2g a2g|e2a a2f gfe|d2g g2f g3|a2g g2e d2g:||
# Added by JACKB .

Fifteen comments

An unusual tune. It’s nice to hear some lesser known slip jigs. There seem to be only about 4 or 5 slip jigs which regularly come up on sessions. Keep them coming.

Neato

We just learned this in our Flute class at Riley School with John Skelton… wasn’t expecting to see it on here already! (Though in a different key!)

Tune type

I believe this tune is actually a single-jig or slide.

Tune type

A slide would be in 12/8 which would wouldn’t make much sense for the phrasing of this tune.

It’s a slip jig alright.

John Skelton called it a hop jig… though, I’ve been told that the slip jig and hop jig are very similar.

Harry Bradley also calls it a hop jig. Do a search for ‘hop jigs’ in the Discussions sections. If you are interested in being academically pendantic, anyway. :)

Hop Jigs are just a way of playing a slip jig. A hop jig is played faster with a feel almost like a waltz, the first note of each triplet gets the emphasis. If lilted it would get a sort of Dowdle deedle dum feel. Slip jigs are played way slower with more of a dowd-el-y deed-le-y dum.

Michael Gorman

This tune was made popular as the title track of a Kevin Burke/Micheal O Domhnaill Green Linnet LP. Kevin picked up the tune from a ten-inch Folkways disc recorded in London in the 1950s by the piper Willie Clancy and fiddler Michael Gorman. The liner notes described it as the music for the "promenade" or first figure of a set dance once common in south Sligo, and even provided a description and diagram of the dance. There was no real title on the disc, but Kevin called it "Promenade" for this reason. It has been published as "Coleman’s," but was never recorded by Michael Coleman, only by Gorman.

The Promenade

X: 1
T: Promenade,The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Amin
|:e2A A2G E2D|E2A A2B c2d| e2A A2G E2D|E2G G2F G2d|
e2A A2G E2D|E2A A2B c2d| e2A A2G E2D|E2G G2F G3|
|:e2a a2g a2g|e2a a2f gfe| d2g g2f g3|a2g g2e d2g|
e2a a2g a2g|e2a a2f gfe| d2g g2f g3|a2g g2e d2g||

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Also found on Moving Cloud’s “Welcome, Who Are You?”…

A slow version of this tune starts the set on cut number two of this album.

Coleman’s, X:3

This is the version I learned (As Michael Gorman’s) in Ireland.