The Humours Of Westmeath slip jig

Also known as A Blast Of Wind, A Kiss In The Furz, Blast Of Wind, The Blast Of Wind, The Clout, Cock In The Heath, The Cock In The Heath, Drops Of Spring Water, Drops Of Springwater, The Humors Of Caledon, The Humours Of Caledon, Kiss In The Furz, Rakes Of Westmeath, The Rakes Of Westmeath, The Humors Of Westmeath.

There are 33 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Elizabeth Kelly’s Delight (a few times), The Humours Of Derrycrossane (a few times), A Fig For A Kiss (a few times), An Phis Fhliuch (a few times) and The Boys Of Coomanore (a few times).

The Humours Of Westmeath has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Humours Of Westmeath has been added to 151 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d3 dAG FED|dec dAF G2 E|ABc dAG FGA|=c3 E2 F GFE :||
D2 f fdf ecA|d2 g fdf gfe|d2 g fdf eAB|=cBc E2 F GFE|
D2 f fdf ecA|d2 g fdf g2 ^g|afd f/e/dc dAB|\=c3 E2 F GFE:||
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2d dAG FED | d2d dAF G2E | ABc dAG FGA | =cBc E2F G2E :|
|: d2g fdf ece | d2g fdf g2e | d2g fdf ece | =cBc E2F G2E |
d2g fdf ece | d2g fdf g2e | afd gec d2B | =cBc E2F G2E :|
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 d dAG FED | d2 d d2 A FGE | ABc dcB AGF | c2 c ECE G2 E :|
|: g3 fdf ecA | d2 g fdf gfe | d2 g fdf ege | c2 c ECE G2 E :|
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 d dAG FED | dec dAF G2 E |AA/B/c d=cB AFD | =c2 c E[CG]E GFE :|
|: d2 g fdf ecA | d2 g fd/e/f g2 e |dg/g/g fdf e2 A |[1 =cA/B/c E[CG]E G2 E :|[2 =c2 c E2 F GG/A/B |]
X: 5
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: {A}d3 dAG FED | {A}d2 d dAF G2 E | ABc dAG FGA | =cBc E2 F G2 E :|
d2 g fdf ece | d2 g fdf g2 e | d2 g fdf ece | =cBc E2 F G2 E |
d2 g fdf ece | d2 g fdf g2 e | afd gec d2 B | =cBc E2 F G2 E |]
X: 6
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d3 d2 A F2 D | d3 d2 F G2 E | ABc d2 A F2 A | =c3 c2 E G2 E :|
d2 g f2 d e2 c | d2 g f2 d g2 e | d2 g f2 d e2 A | =c3 E2 F G2 E |
d2 g f2 d e3 | d3 fed g2 e | a2 f g2 e dAB | =c3 E2 F G2 B |]
X: 7
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d3 dAG FED |df/g/d dAF G2E | ABc dAG FGA | =cBc E2 F G2 E |
D3 dAG FED |D3 dAF G2 E | D3 dAG FGA | =cBc E2 F G2 E ||
|:d2 g fdf ece | df/g/d fdf g2 e | d2 g fdf ece | =cBc E2 F G2 E |
df/g/d fdf ece | df/g/d fdf g2 e | afd gec d2 B | =cBc E2 F G2 E |]
# Added by JACKB .
X: 8
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d>DD FDF AFA | d>DD FDf gfe | d>DD FDF AGF | (G/A/)B.G ECE GFE ||
d2g fdf ecA | d2g f/g/af gfe | d2g fdf ece | =cBc E2F GFE ||
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 9
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d3 dAG FED | ~d3 dAF ~G3 | ABc dAG FGA | =cBc E2 F GFE :|
D2 g fdf ecA | d2 g fdf g3 | d2 g fdf eAB | =cBc E2 F GFE |
D2 g fdf ecA | d2 g fdf g3 | afd gec dAB | =cBc E2 F GFE |]
X: 10
T: The Humours Of Westmeath
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d3 dAG FED |D3 dAF G2E | ABc dAG FGA | =cBc E2 F G2 E :||
|:d2 g fdf ece | df/g/d fdf g2 e | d2 g fdf ece | =cBc E2 F G2 E :||
# Added by JACKB .

Twelve comments

Drops of Spring Water

Played after ‘Dever the Dancer’ on Dervish’s "At the End of the Day" CD. This is Bill Black’s transcription.

John Harvey
Rhodeirish.net

Westmeath

This tune can also be found in O’Neill’s (Krassen edition) as A Blast of Wind, page 80.

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Resolution

This tune is missing the final measure! I mean it’s in the abc, maybe nobody told Jeremy it’d been updated?

Final measure

It doesn’t matter whether anybody tells me the abc has been updated or not: I can’t change the sheetmusic. That’s why it’s best to make sure that the abc is correct (by testing it in some abc software) before submitting it.

Abc

Good to know! Sorry Jeremy. :)

This is used on the ‘Back To Titanic’ cd I was given, on the ‘Jack Dawson’s Luck’ track… It’s not a bad track, though I have no idea who plays it… But on there, they have it listed as Humors of Caledon

PVB session playlist

||: d2d dAG FED | d2d dAF G2E | ABc dAG FGA | =cBc E2F G2E :||
||: d2g fdf ece | d2g fdf g2e | d2g fdf ece | =cBc E2F G2E | d2g fdf ece | d2g fdf g2e | afd gec d2B | =cBc E2F G2E :||

Rhythm:
||: DDC | DDC | DDC | CCC :||
||: DDA | DDA | DDA | CCC :|| D |

As played in PVB session set following The Foxhunter’s Jig and Last Night’s Fun (slip jig)

X: 3 “Kiss the Furz”

"William Litton’s Fiddle Tunes 1800-1802",
transcribed by Gale Huntington, section: "Jigs and Other Dances", page 32
Hines Point Publishers
Vinyard Haven, Massachusetts, 1977

More on William Litton & Gale Huntington in the comments here:
https://thesession.org/tunes/13112

X: 5 “A Blast of Wind” - 1903 / “The Rakes of Westmeath” - 1907

B: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 212, tune #1123
B: "O’Neill’ s Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, page 83, tune #416

The Humours Of Westmeath, X:7

My version

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The Humours Of Westmeath, X:8

This setting appears in The Petrie Collection of Irish Music, part II, ed. Charles Villiers Stanford (1905), p. 155, no. 615 as “The Humours of Caledon”.

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The Humours Of Westmeath, X:9

Transcribed from Liam Kelly & Phillip Duffy’s album, "Sets In Stone".