Wink And She’ll Follow You slip jig

Also known as Cé Bheadh Sa Tine Nach N-éireodh?, Danny O’Donnell’s, Dirty Linen, Glead Na HOíche Aréir, Huish The Cat From Under The Table, Hush The Cat From Under The Table, Last Night’s Fun, Paddy Be Aisy, Paddy Be Aisy, Paddy Be Easy, Súgradh Na HOíche Aréir, Sugrady Na HOiche Areir, The Tunes Of The Munster Pipers #160, Wallop The Cat From Under The Table, Whish Cat From Under The Table, Whish, Cat From Under The Table, Widow’s Maggot, The Widow’s Maggot, Wink And She’ll Follow, Wink And She’ll Follow You.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The New Widow Well Married (a few times).

Wink And She’ll Follow You has been added to 5 tune sets.

Wink And She'll Follow You has been added to 103 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Wink And She'll Follow You
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EEE BAG Bcd | E2B BAF A2F | EEE BAG Bcd | edB BAF A2F :|
|:d2f fdB Bcd | c2e efe cBA |1 d2f fdB Bcd |
edB BAF ~A3 :|2d2f aaa fed | cBA BAF A2F :||
X: 2
T: Wink And She'll Follow You
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A3 edB efg|A3 edB d2B| A3 edB efg |fed edB d2B|
A3 edB efg|A3 edB d2B| A3 edB efg |fed edB d2e|
fef afd efg| fef afd g3| fef afd efg |fed edB d2e|
fef afd efg| fef afd g3| fef afd efg |fed edB dBG|
X: 3
T: Wink And She'll Follow You
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E2B BAF Bcd|E2B BAF A2F|E2B BAF Bcd|edB dBA A2F|
E2B BAF Bcd|E2B BAF A2F|E2B BAF Bcd|edB dBA A2c||
d2f fdB Bcd|c2 e ecA ABc|d2f fdB Bcd|cBA BAF A2c|
d2f fdB Bcd|c2 e ecA Ace|~a3 aed Bcd|cBA BAF A2F|
X: 4
T: Wink And She'll Follow You
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: B |A3 edB efg | A3 edB d2 B | A3 edB efg | fed edB d2 :|
|: e |fef afd efg | fef afd g2 e | fef afd efg | fed edB d2 :|
X: 5
T: Wink And She'll Follow You
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|| A |: DED dcd BAF | DED dcd B2A | DED dcd BAF | BED EFA B2A :|
|: dcd ded cBA | ded def g2e | dcd ded cBA | BED EFA B2A :|
|: dDD dcd BAF | dDD dcd B2A | dDD dcd BAF | BED EFA B2A :|
X: 6
T: Wink And She'll Follow You
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: E |D2 A ABG ABc | EE/E/E AGE G2 E |\
D2 A ABG ABc |[1 BAG AGE G2 :|[2 BAG AGE GED ||
cBc e2 c ABc | B2 B dBG GAB |\
cGc e2 c ABc | BAG AA/G/E GED |
cBc e2 c ABc | BB/B/B dBG GB/c/d |\
gag gdB AdB | [M: 12/8] cBA BAG AGE G2 |]
X: 7
T: Wink And She'll Follow You
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: E |D2 A A^GA ABc | E^DE GE=D G2 E |\
D2 A A2 ^G AA/B/c | BAG AGE G2 :|
E |c2 c ecA ABc | B^AB dBG GG/=A/B |\
cGc e2 c A2 c | BAG AGE G2 E |
cBc e2 c AA/B/c | B^AB d2 B GBd |\
g2 g gdB AdB | cBA AGE G2 |]
X: 8
T: Wink And She'll Follow You
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A2 e e2 d efg | A2 e efe d2 B | A2 e e2 d efg | fed edB d2 B :|
f3 f2 a efg | f3 f2 a g2 e | f3 f2 a efg | fed edB d2 B :|
AAA edB efg | AAA edB d2 B | AAA edB efg | fed edB d2 B :|
fdf afd efg | fdf afd g2 e | fdf afd efg | fed edB d2 B :|

Twenty-six comments

Sorry I haven’t got a name for this tune. I got it from an early Capercaillie album - it appears in a big set of tunes without any names given. I don’t know whether it’s of Irish or Scottish origin - it could be their own composition. Does anyone else has know it, or have a name for it?

Just remembered - on the recording it’s played in F# dorian (3 sharps). I transposed it to a more practical key.

i heard this tune a long time ago on Dave Swarbrick’s very first instrumental record called "Reels rags and airs", a pure gem and a mine for good tunes. Unfortunately, i don’t think it still can be found.
And of course, it is the first tune in the Dirty Linen Medley played by Fairport Convention.
Sometimes it is also called Last Night’s fun, there is a different version in O’Neill’s book.

i’m not so sure about the key as it starts with a A, any idea?

. Nice Tune .The key is D mixolydian.

Rags, Reels & Airs

Paul-leray - unless I imagined it, I’m sure this LP was released on CD either last year or the year before, and should still be available. The LP is a bit of a collector’s item these days, and a copy in good condition used to sell for about

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Modes

Paul, thanks for a fine tune—not one I’ve heard before, but definitely a keeper!
For an explanation of how to decipher a tune’s mode for future postings, click on: http://www.slowplayers.org/SCTLS/modes.htm

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Thanks for the title, Paul. I posted a different setting, in E-dorian, some time ago:

https://thesession.org/tunes/425

My setting comes from an early album of Capercaillie, ‘The Little Cascade’, but I have a suspicion that i may have transposed it from the original key.

Thanks for the info Kenny, you are right, i searched, it was released on CD 2 years ago: Topic TSCD517. It is sold on the Topic site.

Dochas

Dochas play and tell it to be a traditional Irish tune if that helpz.

AKA Danny O’Donnell’s

I know this one as Danny O’Donnell’s. Slight variation from what’s given here too.

X:4
T: Danny O’Donnell’s
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: EDor
E2B BAF Bcd|E2B BAF A2F|E2B BAF Bcd|edB dBA A2F|
E2B BAF Bcd|E2B BAF A2F|E2B BAF Bcd|edB dBA A2c||
d2f fdB Bcd|c2 e ecA ABc|d2f fdB Bcd|cBA BAF A2c|
d2f fdB Bcd|c2 e ecA Ace|~a3 aed Bcd|cBA BAF A2F|

“Wink and She’ll Follow You” ~ & a problem of memory

Discussion: Anyone know this one?
# Posted on March 24th 2008 by Ger the Rigger
~ /discussions/17144

In this one ‘Ger the Rigger’ submitted the exact same transcription just previous as ‘gan ainm’ asking if anyone had a name for it… :-D

Out of that some interesting and relevant comment was added ~

It’s the first tune in Fairport Convention’s ‘Dirty Linen’ medley. I’ve just dug out my ancient Dave Swarbrick music book and it’s in there as…. ‘title unknown’. D’oh!

# Posted on March 24th 2008 by bc_box_player

"Wink and She’ll Follow You" ~ Normally played a tone lower, in D.

# Posted on March 24th 2008 by benhall.1

“Wink and She’ll Follow You” ~ other possibilities for this lovely tune

X: 3
T: Wink and She’ll Follow You
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K:DDor
|: E |\
D2 A A2 G ABc | D2 A BGE G2 E |
DAA A2 G AA/B/c | BGG AGE G2 :|
|: B |\
c2 d ecA A2 c | B2 c dBG G2 B |
[1 c2 d ecA A2 c | BGG AGE G2 :|
[2 c3 dd/e/f g2 e | dBG dB/A/G AG |]

X: 4
T: Wink and She’ll Follow You
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K:EDor
|: F |\
E2 E B2 A Bcd | E2 E BAF A2 F |
E2 E B2 A BB/c/d | cBA BAF A2 :|
|: c |\
d2 d fdf Bcd | c2 c ecA ABc |
dcd fd/e/f Bcd | c2 A BAF A2 :|

I also love tickling an F nat in the first take and the corresponding G in the second, as a couple of examples ~

|: E |\
DFA A2 G ABc | D2 A BGE GEF | ~

I always thought it was a variant of Poll Ha’penny ????

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Roche II, page 24, tune #254 “Paddy be Aisy”

"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume II", 1912
"Hop Jigs" ~ pages 24 - 28

X: 2
T: Paddy Be Aisy
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Ador
|: B |\
A3 edB efg | A3 edB d2 B | A3 edB efg | fed edB d2 :|
|: e |\
fef afd efg | fef afd g2 e | fef afd efg | fed edB d2 :|

“Paddy, Now Won’t You Be Aisy”- 3 parts

A version in Dmaj with an additional third part can be found in ‘The Fiddler’s Tune-Book’:

X: 1
T: Paddy, Now Won’t You Be Aisy
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Slip Jigs & Waltzes; p.13, No.57.
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
Q: 280
K: Dmaj
|| A |: DED dcd BAF | DED dcd B2A | DED dcd BAF | BED EFA B2A :|
|: dcd ded cBA | ded def g2e | dcd ded cBA | BED EFA B2A :|
|: dDD dcd BAF | dDD dcd B2A | dDD dcd BAF | BED EFA B2A :|

I prefer to start part2 on an ‘e’ so as to keep this tune through- true to the minor mode…

Thanks Mark, much appreciated, and glad to see you’re looking in and making comment. I did do some searches but obviously didn’t get the right set of notes for a bar to make the conneciton.

Paddy Be Easy, X:4

A four-part setting as played by accordionist John Carmichael, Glasgow.