Money In Both Pockets jig

Also known as The Cow That Ate The Blanket, Money In Every Pocket, The Thrush In The Strand.

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Jack Riordan’s (a few times), The Millstream (a few times) and Tom Billy’s (a few times).

Money In Both Pockets has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2F FEF|DFA AFA|d2F FEF|D2f fef|
d2F FEF|DFA AFD|E3 EFA|B3 B2c:|
|:dfa afd|cea ecA|dfa afd|g3 fga|
baf agf|ede fdB|ABA AFA|B3 B3:|
X: 2
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: GAB |c2 E EDE | GAG GFE | c2 E EDE | G2 f edB |
c2 E EDE | G2 G GFE | DED DEG | A3 :|
|: GG/A/B |ceg gec | Bdg dBG | ceg gec | f3 ee/f/g |
agf gfe | d^ce dBG | cBA GEG | A3 :|
X: 3
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: def |g2 B BAB | GBd dBd | g2 B BAB | G2 c’ baf |
g2 B BAB | GB/c/d dBG | ABA AB/c/d | e3 :|
|: def ||: g3 bge | f3 afd | g3 bge | f2 e def |
gfg bge | f2 g afd | gfe fdB | A3 :|
X: 4
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d2 F FEF | ABA AGF | d2 F FEF | ABA gfe |
d2 F FEF | ABA AGF | EFE EFA | BcB B2 :|
|: c |dfa afd |cea ecA | dfa afd | g3 f2 g |
agf bag | agf ede | fdB AFA | BcB B2 :|
|: A |dcd dAF | ABA AGF | dcd dAF | Aaf gfe |
dcd dAF | ABA AGF| E2 E EFA | BcB B2 :|
|: c ||: dcd afd | cea ecA | dcd afd | gfg f2 g |
faf gbg | faf ede | fdB AFA | BcB B2 :|
X: 5
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A || d2A AFA | ABA AGF | d2A FEF | e2f gfe |
d2A AFA | ABA AGF | EFE EFA | B3 A2 :|
|: A || dfa afd | cde ecA | dfa afd | fga a2g |
afa geg | fed cBA | dcB AFA | B3 A2 :|
X: 6
T: Money In Both Pockets
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g2 B BAB | GBA GBd | g2 B BAB | GBd e2 f |
gBB BAB | GBA GBd | gfe fdB | ABd e2 f :|
|: gfg bag | f2 f afd | g2 g bag | fad e2 f |
gfg bag | fef afd | gfe fdB |[1 ABd e2 f :|[2 ABd eaf |]

Six comments

Money in Both Pockets

Posted in response to musicaddict’s request…. This is one of the first jigs I learned.

“Money in Both Pockets”

K: C Major
|: GAB |
c2 E EDE | GAG GFE | c2 E EDE | G2 f edB |
c2 E EDE | G2 G GFE | DED DEG | A3 :|
|: GG/A/B |
ceg gec | Bdg dBG | ceg gec | f3 ee/f/g |
agf gfe | d^ce dBG | cBA GEG | A3 :|

“Money in Both Pockets” ~ a collision?

K: G Major
|: def |
g2 B BAB | GBd dBd | g2 B BAB | G2 c’ baf |
g2 B BAB | GB/c/d dBG | ABA AB/c/d | e3 :|
|: def |
|: g3 bge | f3 afd | g3 bge | f2 e def |
gfg bge | f2 g afd | gfe fdB | A3 :|

This is an odd take fromthe ABCs in an old notebook of mine, what I could read, and my memory, what I could read… ;-) Both could be faulty, as could the original souce, as session in the Wicklow hills with all of us well oiled… I loved that pub’s bottled Guiness because he used to let it sit for at least six months before opening it for a few of us who liked our Guiness warm and bottle aged… Mad eh?

“Money in Both Pockets” ~ distilled from 1790

From ~
"Petrie’s First Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances"

K: D Major
|: A |
d2 F FEF | ABA AGF | d2 F FEF | ABA gfe |
d2 F FEF | ABA AGF | EFE EFA | BcB B2 :|
|: c |
dfa afd |cea ecA | dfa afd | g3 f2 g |
agf bag | agf ede | fdB AFA | BcB B2 :|
|: A |
dcd dAF | ABA AGF | dcd dAF | Aaf gfe |
dcd dAF | ABA AGF| E2 E EFA | BcB B2 :|
|: c |
|: dcd afd | cea ecA | dcd afd | gfg f2 g |
faf gbg | faf ede | fdB AFA | BcB B2 :|

“Money in Both Pockets”- another version…

X: 1
T: Money in Both Pockets
C: Trad.
S: The Fiddler’s Tune-Book; Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours; p.30, No.121.
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
Q: 280
K: Dmaj
|: A || d2A AFA | ABA AGF | d2A FEF | e2f gfe |
d2A AFA | ABA AGF | EFE EFA | B3 A2 :|
|: A || dfa afd | cde ecA | dfa afd | fga a2g |
afa geg | fed cBA | dcB AFA | B3 A2 :|

X: 6 “The Thrush in the Strand”

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
https://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 13 (side 2, track 6), the 2nd jig of two.

Q: 134 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth notes)

I have also learned this one direct as well from other living sources and situations where the average tempos varied from 120 to 136 bpm (& higher :-P) ~ 1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note…