The Winding Road jig

Also known as Botar Diomaoin, Bothar Diomhaoin, Idle Road, The Idle Road.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Knights Of Saint Patrick (a few times).

The Winding Road has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Winding Road has been added to 68 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Winding Road
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
FE | DBB Dcc| DBB c2e| dBG FGA| BGB AFE|
DBB Dcc| DBB c2e| dBG FGA | BGF G2:|
Bd | efg efg| fed cAF| d2 g gfg| afd cAF|
DBB Dcc| DBB c2e| dBG FGA| BGF G2:|
X: 2
T: The Winding Road
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Aff Agg | Aff g2 b | afd cde | fgf ecB |
Aff Agg | Aff g2 b | afd cde | fdc d :|
d2 d Bcd | cBA GEF | D2 d dcd | ecA GFE |
Aff Agg | Aff g2 b | afd cde | fdc d :|
A,FF A,GG | A,FF G2 B | AFD CDE | FGF ECB, |
A,FF A,GG | A,FF G2 B | AFD CDE | FDC D :|
X: 3
T: The Winding Road
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
E|DBB D[cA][cA]|DBBc2e|dBG FGA|BAG AFD|
DBB D[cA][cA]|DBBc2e|dBG FGA|BGGG2:|
|:G|Ggg efg|fed cAF|Ggg gfg|afd cAF|
DBB D[cA][cA]|DBBc2e|dBG FGA|BGGG2:|
X: 4
T: The Winding Road
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DBB Dcc|DBB c2e|dBG FGA|BGB AFD|
DBB Dcc|DBB c2e|dBG FGA |1 BGG {GA}G2E:|2BGG G2G||
GBd efg|fed cAF|G2G g2g|afd cAF|
DBB Dcc|DBB c2d|dBG FGA|1 BGGG2G|2 BGGG2E||
X: 5
T: The Winding Road
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DBB Dcc| DBB c2e| dBG FGA| BGB cAF|
DBB Dcc| DBB c2e| dBG FGA | BGF G2:|
|: Ggg efg| fed cAF| GBd gfg| afd cAF|
DBB Dcc| DBB c2e| dBG FGA| BGF G2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Nice simple tune

I got it originally from a book called "The Trip to Sligo". There’s an E somewhere I usually play as a D, but I’ve noted the original E because it’s more interesting.

I just play the tune straight, with bounce. I like it better as The Winding Road than as the Idle Road. It seems to wind.

“The Idle Road”

K: D Major
|: cB |
Aff Agg | Aff g2 b | afd cde | fgf ecB |
Aff Agg | Aff g2 b | afd cde | fdc d :|
|: dc |
d2 d Bcd | cBA GEF | D2 d dcd | ecA GFE |
Aff Agg | Aff g2 b | afd cde | fdc d :|

~ and another way with it:

|: CB, |
A,FF A,GG | A,FF G2 B | AFD CDE | FGF ECB, |
A,FF A,GG | A,FF G2 B | AFD CDE | FDC D :|

I love the growl of it down low…

The Cordial Jig

I know this as "The Cordial Jig", as played by Francis McPeake. It’s also in his whistle book.
"The family often use two whistles when playing this jig, one taking the upper the other the lower notes, as written below"
I generally play it A first time around and C second.

X:30
T:Cordial Jig (the)
T:Port na Cordiale
M:6/8
R:Jig
S:Francis McPeake
K:G
E|DBB D[cA][cA]|DBBc2e|dBG FGA|BAG AFD|
DBB D[cA][cA]|DBBc2e|dBG FGA|BGGG2:|
|:G|Ggg efg|fed cAF|Ggg gfg|afd cAF|
DBB D[cA][cA]|DBBc2e|dBG FGA|BGGG2:|

It’s nice as a bouncy slow jig, as played by John Doonan.

#4, Simon Doherty setting

Setting that appears as an Untitled Jig in the Northern Fiddler.