The Jewels Of The Ocean waltz

Also known as The Jewel In The Ocean, The Jewel Of The Ocean, Lo De Lo De Lo, Lod Lod Law, Seudan A’ Chuain, Seudan A’Chuain.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Jewels Of The Ocean has been added to 14 tune sets.

The Jewels Of The Ocean has been added to 223 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Jewels Of The Ocean
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DE|:G3B AB|GE D2 DE|G3A Bd|c3 A Bc|d3B GA|B3A GB|
A3 B AG|EA GE DE|G3B AB|GE D2 DE|G3A Bd|c3 A Bc|d3B GA|
B3A GB|AG EG DE|1G3 E DE:|2G3 A Bd||c3d cA|c3d cA|B3d cA|B4 AG|
A3G AB|A3B AG| E3A GA|EA GA E2|c3d cA|c3d cA|B3d cA|B4 AG|
A3G AB|d3B de|dB AG ED|1G3 A Bd:|2 G3E DE||
X: 2
T: The Jewels Of The Ocean
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AB|:d2df ef|dB A2 AB|d2de fa|g4 fg|a2a f de|f2f e df|
e2e f ed|Be dB AB|d2d f ef|dBA2 AB|d2d e fa|g4 fg|
a2a f de|f2f e df|ed Be AB|1d3 B AB:|2d3 e ef||
g2g a ge|g3a ge|f2f a ge|f3g (3fed|e2e f ed |e2e f ed|
B2B e de|Be dB A2|g2g a ge|g3a ge|f2f a ge|f3g (3fed|
e2e d ef|a3f af|af ed BA|1d3 e ef:|2 d3B AB||
X: 3
T: The Jewels Of The Ocean
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
K:Gmaj
DE|:G2GB AB|GE D2 DE|G2GA Bd|c4 Bc|d2d B GA|B2B A GB|
A2A B AG|EA GE DE|G2G B AB|GED2 DE|G2G A Bd|c4 Bc|
d2d B GA|B2B A GB|AG EA DE|1G3 E DE:|2G3 A AB||
c2c d cA|c3d cA|B2B d cA|B3c (3BAG|A2A B AG |A2A B AG|
E2E A GA|EA GE D2|c2c d cA|c3d cA|B2B d cA|B3c (3BAG|
A2A G AB|d3B dB|dB AG ED|1G3 A AB:|2 G3E DE||

Eleven comments

The Jewels Of The Ocean

I got this off the Shannon et al album "Tunes". It is the first tune of track 3. I hope I am not infringing copyright as it has Allan MacDonald’s name after it on the sleeve - possibly the composer.

I’ll wager Mike McGoldrick isn’t playing a low D (in Bb), it would be as per the setting here on the low F if you want to play along.

The Jewels Of The Ocean, X:2 - closer to the composer’s version

I’ve taken Donough’s setting and transposed it to the key of D major to play it with a small-piper and others. I’ve used a transcription by Matt Seattle to come up with a version that, I think, is playable on mandolin or flute along with Allan Macdonald’s version- see the video. Well, it would be if his pipes were not actually tuned to somewhere near E.

The Jewels Of The Ocean, X:3

This tune was recently started in a session locally in G major. The second time around the Border piper raised it to the original key of D major. I have used an abc transposition tool to transpose the tune down. I intend to compare it with Donough’s version which may have a slight incompatibility.

Re: The Jewels Of The Ocean - second strain - bar 8

Now I can compare the two version set in the same key, I think the versions are alike enough. However in the second strain, in bar 8, there is a clash. The original goes down to the D in the G major setting, (A in the pipe setting) while Donough’s versions tend goes down to the E. Also if you listen to the versions linked to on Youtube, you’ll hear various players fudge this note in various ways