All The Night I Lay With Jockey three-two

Also known as All Night I Lay With Jockey, All The Night I Lay Awake, All The Night I Lay With Jackey, Lassie Gae Milk On My Cow Hill, Lassie Gae Milk On My Cow Hill.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

All The Night I Lay With Jockey has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: All The Night I Lay With Jockey
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e3d B2e2 dBAG|B2g2 g2B2 d2g2|e3d B2g2 dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:B2d2 edcB dBAG|B2d2 edcB d2g2|B2d2 edcB dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:G3A B2g2 dBAG|B2g2 g2B2 d2g2|G3A B2g2 dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:B2g2 g2B2 efge|BcdB g2B2 d4|B2g2 g2B2 efge|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:gfed edcB dBAG|gfed edcB efge|gfed edcB dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd|Bdef g2B2 d2g2|Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
X: 2
T: All The Night I Lay With Jockey
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
A3G E2c2 GEDC|E2c2 c2E2 G2c2|A3G E2c2 GEDC|D2A2 A2D2 F4:|
|:E2G2 AGFE GEDC|E2G2 AGFE G2c2|E2G2 AGFE GEDC|D2A2 A2D2 F4:|
|:C3D E2c2 GEDC|E2c2 c2E2 G2c2|C3D E2c2 GEDC|D2A2 A2D2 F4:|
|:E2c2 c2E2 ABcA|EFGE c2E2 G2c2|E2c2 c2E2 ABcA|B2A2 A2D2 F4:|
X: 3
T: All The Night I Lay With Jockey
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e3d B2g2 dBAG|B2g2 g2B2 d2g2|e3d B2g2 dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:B2d2 edcB dBAG|B2d2 edcB d2g2|B2d2 edcB dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:G3A B2g2 dBAG|B2g2 g2B2 d2g2|G3A B2g2 dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:B2g2 g2B2 efge|BcdB g2B2 d2g2|B2g2 g2B2 efge|f2e2 e2A2 c4:|
X: 4
T: All The Night I Lay With Jockey
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: e3d B2e2 dBAG | B2g2 g2B2 d2g2 | e3d B2[e2g2] dBAG | A2e2 e2A2 c4 :|
|: B2d2 edcB dBAG | B2d2 edcB d2g2 | B2d2 edcB dBAG | A2e2 e2A2 c4 :|
|: G3A B2g2 dBAG | B2g2 g2B2 d2g2 | G3A B2g2 dBAG | A2e2 e2A2 c4 :|
|: B2g2 g2B2 efge | BcdB g2B2 d4 | B2g2 g2B2 efge | A2e2 e2A2 c4 :|
|: gfed edcB dBAG | gfed edcB efge | gfed edcB dBAG | A2e2 e2A2 c4 :|
|: Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd | B/c/def g2B2 d2g2 | Bdgd Bdgd Bdgd | A2e2 e2A2 c4 :|
X: 5
T: All The Night I Lay With Jockey
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: Te3d B2g2 dBAG | B2e2 e2B2 d2g2 | e3d B2g2 dBAG | ABcd e2A2 c4 :|
|: B2d2 edcB cBAG | B2d2 edcB efge | B2d2 edcB cBAG | ABcd e2A2 c4 :|
|: B2g2 g2d2 efge | B2g2 g2B2 d4 | B2g2 g2d2 efge | A2a2 a2A2 c4 :|
|: gfed edcB cBAG | gfed BcdB d4 | gfed edcB cBAG | ABcd e2A2 c4 :|
|: TG3A B2g2 dBAG | B2e2 e2B2 d2g2 | TG3A B2g2 dBAG | ABcd e2A2 c4 :|
|: Bded Bdgd Bded | B2g2 g2B2 d4 | Bded Bdgd Bded | A2e2 e2A2 c4 :|

Seven comments

All The Night I Lay With Jockey

This is a great 3/2 tune which is very old but still quite popular amongst NSPipers. This was transcribed from a compilation of Cut & Dry Band pipes recordings called "The Wind In The Reeds". The setting comes from the early 19th century John Peacock manuscript. A similar setting appeared in the Minstrelsy at the end of the 19th century, albeit with only 4 parts (those mad last 2 parts were omitted) and the title changed to "All The Night I Lay Awake". Apparently it was censored because the Jockey title was felt to be too smutty for Victorian sensibilities! A version of this 4-part setting appears on Nancy Kerr & James Fagan’s "Starry Gazy Pie" in a set with "Lang Stay’d Away" https://thesession.org/tunes/3024 and "Little Fishie" https://thesession.org/tunes/1259.

X: 1
T: All The Night I Lay Awake
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
R: three-two
S: Nancy Kerr & James Fagan "Starry Gazy Pie"
K: Cmaj
A3G E2c2 GEDC|E2c2 c2E2 G2c2|A3G E2c2 GEDC|D2A2 A2D2 F4:|
|:E2G2 AGFE GEDC|E2G2 AGFE G2c2|E2G2 AGFE GEDC|D2A2 A2D2 F4:|
|:C3D E2c2 GEDC|E2c2 c2E2 G2c2|C3D E2c2 GEDC|D2A2 A2D2 F4:|
|:E2c2 c2E2 ABcA|EFGE c2E2 G2c2|E2c2 c2E2 ABcA|B2A2 A2D2 F4:|

Transcribed into the usual key of Gmaj this becomes:

X: 1
T: All The Night I Lay Awake
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
R: three-two
S: Nancy Kerr & James Fagan "Starry Gazy Pie"
K: Gmaj
e3d B2g2 dBAG|B2g2 g2B2 d2g2|e3d B2g2 dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:B2d2 edcB dBAG|B2d2 edcB d2g2|B2d2 edcB dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:G3A B2g2 dBAG|B2g2 g2B2 d2g2|G3A B2g2 dBAG|A2e2 e2A2 c4:|
|:B2g2 g2B2 efge|BcdB g2B2 d2g2|B2g2 g2B2 efge|f2e2 e2A2 c4:|

Kathryn Tickell

She plays a 3 part version (if memory serves me right - lost the tape) on The Kathryn Tickell Band’s eponymous album.

Great tune! Nice one Mark.

“All Night I Lay With Jockey” / “Lassie Gae Milk On My Cow Hill”

Source of transcription: "The Wind in the Reeds: The Northumbrian Smallpipes"

This is for Doc Dow, Mark, also with hopes that he can answer the question "Which piper?" Then, maybe Colin Ross can answer that? ~ very likely! Lacking these two resources, I suspect that the sleeve notes for the LPs, "Cut and Dry Dolly" & "Cut and Dry #2", are also minus that information? :-/ I can but hope for more. ;-)

"Lassie Gae Milk On My Cow Hill", this melody in a slightly different order, is in John Riddell’s "Collection of Scotch Galwegian Border Tunes", 1794, page 9… I’ll add a transcription of that later. Some have listed this as a composition by John Riddell, of Glenriddell, but I wouldn’t take its inclusion in his collection as proof of this. I am yet to be convinced. John Riddell was friend, drinking companion, and fellow collector of music with Robert Burns…

X: 2 “Lassie Gae Milk On My Cow Hill”

B: Robert Riddell: "Collection of Scotch Galwegian Border Tunes", 1794, page 9

Also added for Nick afloat and the Billinge possé… ;-)