Biddy The Bold jig

Also known as Bangor Regatta, The Bangor Regatta, Biddy The Bold Wife, Biddy The Boul Wife, Biddy The Bould Wife, Biddy The Bowl Wife.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The King Of The Cannibal Islands (a few times), The Humours Of Glendart (a few times) and This Is My Love, Do You Like Her? (a few times).

Biddy The Bold has been added to 4 tune sets.

Biddy The Bold has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Biddy The Bold
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EAc e2F|ecA a2f|ecA EAc|dcd BAF|
EAc e2f|ecA a2f|ecA EAc|bag a3:|
f3 fec|eaa a2f|ecf ecf|eab cde|
f3 fec|eaa a2f|ecA EAc|BAG A3:|
X: 2
T: Biddy The Bold
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
||: ded g2f | agf efg | dBG DGB | cBc A2d | ded g2f | agf efg | dBG DGB | A2G G3 :||
# Added by hetty .
X: 3
T: Biddy The Bold
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EAc e2F|ecA a2f|ecA EAc|dcd BAF|
EAc e2f|ecA a2f|ecA EAc|BAG A3:|
f3 fec|eaa a2f|ecf ecf|eAB cde|
f3 fec|eaa a2f|ecA EAc|BAG A3:|
X: 4
T: Biddy The Bold
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGB d2d|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|cBc A2d
|DGB d2 e|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|1AGF GFE:|2AGF GBc||
d2g gfg |agf efg|dBG DGB|1cBc ABc|
d2g gfg|agf efg|dBG DGB|AGF GBc:|
|2cBc A2d|DGB d2 e|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|AGF GFE||
X: 5
T: Biddy The Bold
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEF A2B|AFD d2B|AFA DEF|1GFG E2 A:|2E2D D2d||
|:AFA d2c|edc Bcd|AFA DEF|1GFG E2B:|2E2D D2d||
# Added by KLR .
X: 6
T: Biddy The Bold
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGB d2d|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|cBc A2d
|DGB d2 e|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|AGF G3||
d2g gfg |agf efg|dBG DGB|cBc ABc|
d2g gfg|agf efg|dBG DGB|AGF GBc|
d2g gfg |agf efg|dBG DGB|cBc A2d|
DGB d2 d|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|AGF G3||

Seven comments

Biddy the Bowl Wife

One of the first jigs I ever learnt over thirty years ago and one that was very much a standard common tune amongst musicians.
My ‘B’ music is somewhat different though:
||: ded g2f | agf efg | dBG DGB | cBc A2d | ded g2f | agf efg | dBG DGB | A2G G3 :||
Scottish tune maybe??

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Biddy the Bowl wife

Forgot to say and no doubt it has already been recognised as being in ‘G’.

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I suspect there may be an octave issue with a few phrases in the version posted here - or maybe it’s meant to be like that. Anyway, this is how I have it:

M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
EAc e2F|ecA a2f|ecA EAc|dcd BAF|
EAc e2f|ecA a2f|ecA EAc|BAG A3:|
f3 fec|eaa a2f|ecf ecf|eAB cde|
f3 fec|eaa a2f|ecA EAc|BAG A3:|

Connie O’Connell’s version

Here’s how I hear it on Connie O’Connell’s recording,

X: 3
T: Biddy the Bold Wife
S: Connie O’Connell, Ceol Cill Na Martra
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:G
DGB d2d|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|cBc A2d
|DGB d2 e|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|1AGF GFE:|2AGF GBc||
d2g gfg |agf efg|dBG DGB|1cBc ABc|
d2g gfg|agf efg|dBG DGB|AGF GBc:|
|2cBc A2d|DGB d2 e|dBG g2e|dBG DGB|AGF GFE||

I’m not very good with ABCs, so any corrections are welcome.

Joe Cooley’s version

Key of D:

X: 1
T: Biddy the Bowl(d) Wife
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|:DEF A2B|AFD d2B|AFA DEF|1GFG E2 A:|2E2D D2d||
|:AFA d2c|edc Bcd|AFA DEF|1GFG E2B:|2E2D D2d||

Recorded on a well-known tape of Joe made in San Francisco in the late 60s or early 70s.

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Biddy The Bold, X:6

Slightly simplified notation but mostly same as version 4.