Larry O’Gaff’s jig

Also known as Bundle And Go, Dan O’Connell’s, Daniel O’Connell, Daniel O’Connell’s, Gigue De La Debauche, Larry O Gaffe, Larry O’Gaff, Larry O’Gaffe, Larry O’Gaffe’s, Larry O’Graff, Making Babies By Steam, Making Babies By The Stream, Poteen, The Squid Jiggin’ Ground.

There are 45 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Father O’Flynn (a few times), Apples In Winter (a few times), The Maid At The Well (a few times), Out On The Ocean (a few times) and Queen Of The Fair (a few times).

Larry O’Gaff’s has been added to 8 tune sets.

Larry O'Gaff's has been added to 209 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Larry O'Gaff's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|dDD FED|ABA AFD|GBG FAF|EFG A2B|
dDD FED|ABA AFD|GBG FAF|EFE D2:|
A|Add dcd|dfd ecA|Ace ede|fde d2d|
dfe dcB|AdB AFD|GBG FAF|1 EDE D2:|2 EFG ABc|]
X: 2
T: Larry O'Gaff's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g2G BAG|ded dBG|cec BdB|Abc def|
g2G BAG|ded dBG|cec BdB|AGA G3:|
d2g {a}gfg|{a}gfg afd|d2a (b)aga|(b)aga b2a|
gba gfe|dge dBG|cec BdB|AGA G3:||
X: 3
T: Larry O'Gaff's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
g2G BAG|ded dBG|cec BdB|ABc def|
g2G BAG|ded dBG|cec BdB|AGA G3:|
deg {a}gfg|{a}gfg afd|d2a {b}aga|{b}aga b2a|
gba gfe|dge dBG|cec BdB|AGA G3:||
X: 4
T: Larry O'Gaff's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|g2G B2G|ded dBG|cdc BdB|GBd e2d|
g2G B2G|ded dBG|cec BdB|AGA G2:|
|:d|def gag|fga afd|gag faf|ege def|
gag faf|ege dBG|cec BdB|AGA G2:|
X: 5
T: Larry O'Gaff's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dDD FED|~A3 A2F|~G3 F2E|DFA B2c|
dDD FED|~A3 A2F|~G3 EAG|FDC D2A:|
~d3 ede|fdB AFA|~d3 ede|fdc d2A|
def edB|AdB AGF|~G3 EAG|FDC D2A:|
X: 6
T: Larry O'Gaff's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dDD FDD | A3 BAF | ~G3 FAF | EFA B2c | dDD FDD | A3 BAF | ~G3 EAG | FDD D3 :|
|:~d3 ~e3 | fdB AFA | dcd efg | fdc d2A | ded dcB | AFd AFD | ~G3 EAG | FDD D3 :|
X: 7
T: Larry O'Gaff's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|dDD FED|ABA AFD|GBG FAF|EFG ABc|
|dDD FED|ABA AFD|GBG FAF|EFE D2:|
|ABc d3|efe edB|ABd ede|fdc dcB|
|ABc d3|ABA AFD|GBG FAF|1 EFE D2:|2 EFG ABc||

Twenty-four comments

This is also known as "Making Babies by Steam" & "The Humors of Whiskey" it’s a fairly solid session standard & is the air to a fun drinking tune "Humors of Whiskey"

Here’s the words if your interested,


Let your quacks and newspapers be cuttin’ their capers
And curing the Vapours, the Scratch and the Gout.
With their medical potions, their pills and their lotions,
Upholdin’ their notions, they’re mighty put out.
Who can tell the true physic of all things pathetic
And pitch to the Devil Cramp, Colic and Spleen?
Oh you’ll find them I think if you take a big drink
With your mouth to the brink of a jug of Poteen.

Then stick to the Cratur the best thing in nature
For sinkin’ your sorrows and raisin’ your joys.
Oh what botherations no bolt to the nation
Can bring consolation like Poteen me boys.
No liquid cosmetic to lovers athletic
Or ladies pathetic can bring such a bloom
As the sweet, by the powers to the garden of flowers
Never brought it own powers such a darlin’ perfume.
And this liquid’s so rare if you’re willin’ to share
To be takin’ your hair when its grizzled and dead.
Oh the Sod has the merit to yield the true spirit
So strong it’ll shake all the hairs from your head.
Then stick to the Cratur the best thing in nature
For sinkin’ your sorrows and raisin’ your joys.
Oh since its perfection no doctor’s direction
Can cleanse the complexion like Poteen me boys.

As a child in my cradle the nurse from her ladle
Was swillin’ her mouth with a notion of “Pep”
When a drop from her bottle fell into me throttle.
I capered and scrambled right out of her lap.
On the floor I lay crawlin’ and screamin’ and bawlin’
Till Father and Mother soon came to the fore.
Conceived I lay dying, all wailing and crying
They found I was only a-cryin’ for more.

Then stick to the Cratur the best thing in nature
For sinkin’ your sorrows and raisin’ your joys.
Oh Lord how I’d chuckle if babes in their truckle
Could only be suckled on Poteen me boys.
Through youthful digressions and times of depression
My childhood impression still clung to me mind.
In school and in college the basis of knowledge
I never could gulp ‘till with whiskey combined.

Now as older I’m growin’, time’s ever bestowin’
On Erin’s potation a flavour so fine
And how e’re they may lecture on Jove and his nectar
Itself is the only true liquid divine.
Then stick to the Cratur the best thing in nature
For sinkin’ your sorrows and raisin’ your joys.
Oh Lord it’s the right thing for courtin’ and fightin’
There’s nowt so exciting as Poteen me boys.

Come guess me this riddle what beats pipes and fiddle
What’s hotter than mustard and wilder than cream?
What best wets your whistle, what’s clearer than crystal
Smoother than honey and stronger than steam?
What’ll make the dumb talk, what’ll make the lame walk —
The elixir of life and philosopher’s stone?
And what helped Mr. Brunell to dig the Thames tunnel
Wasn’t it Poteen me boys from old Innishowen.

Then stick to the Cratur the best thing in nature
For sinkin’ your sorrows and raisin’ your joys.
Oh Lord knows I wonder if lightning and thunder
Was made from the plunder of Poteen me boys!

Raisin’ your joys

Ah, a great chune and mighty lyrics to go with. Well done Brad! This also works well on fiddle in B flat in the lower octave, recorded (and sung!) there by Kevin Burke.

I can still taste the 12-year Jameson’s and hear the tunes it inflamed during our last house session….

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Robby O’Connell

I had no idea the name of this tune was Larry O’Gaff’s. In fact it did ot dawn on me untill I saw these lyrics that I had heard Robby O’Connell sing it accapella and called it "poteen".

Great tune!

Whatever the Name - It’s Wonderful Tune!

This is a great little tune. I certainly enjoy playing it especially on Sundays. Why on Sunday? I usually play classical music on my violin, but on Sundays, I like to let my hair down and get into fiddling and this tune is a great tune for that.
Maggie

Larry O’Gaff in G

I know this tune in G (played higher). Instead of starting with the upbeat it’s nice to start with a slide up the first note.

m

Larry O’Gaff in G

Here is the G version, there are a few minor detail differences to the notes in both parts.

R:jig
Z: start it off with a slide up to the g2
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
g2G BAG|ded dBG|cec BdB|Abc def|
g2G BAG|ded dBG|cec BdB|AGA G3:|
d2g {a}gfg|{a}gfg afd|d2a (b)aga|(b)aga b2a|
gba gfe|dge dBG|cec BdB|AGA G3:||

-m

CORRECTIONS to Larry O’Gaff in G!

I’ve noticed 3 typos in my abc transcription of the Gmaj version. Please ignore my previous posting. The tune should read:
g2G BAG|ded dBG|cec BdB|ABc def|
g2G BAG|ded dBG|cec BdB|AGA G3:|
deg {a}gfg|{a}gfg afd|d2a {b}aga|{b}aga b2a|
gba gfe|dge dBG|cec BdB|AGA G3:||

sorry.

=m

Humors of whiskey

i would guess none of you have the Altan CD.. the tune they play is a slip jig. correct me if i am wrong. I play Larry O’Gaff too. It’s not the same tune as played on "Altan"

Humor?

Isn’t it *Humours*?

LOL Yamadasan, "humor" is the American misspelling of "humour".

Larry O’Gaff

I have some photocopied sheetmusic of this tune, where it is entitled simply "JIG". In the top right hand corner is the name R.C. Allen Ms. I acquired the photocopy 14 years ago, and don’t know which book it’s from.

X: 1
T: Larry O’Gaff
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
d|g2G B2G|ded dBG|cdc BdB|GBd e2d|
g2G B2G|ded dBG|cec BdB|AGA G2:|
|:d|def gag|fga afd|gag faf|ege def|
gag faf|ege dBG|cec BdB|AGA G2:|

Larry O’Gaffe

I learnt this jig in a scout mouth organ band as Larry O’Gaffe. Then somebody wrote the words about Daniel O Connell to the air, and it is usually called Daniel O’Connell ever since. What I like about this tune is when I’m playing a set of jigs and can’t think of another jig to get into..Larry O’Gaffe always comes to mind and away we go.

Aka

It was called ‘Gigue de la Debauche’ after Joseph Allard got his hands on it.

Nice synergy between the banjo and the piano there, nice nuanced touch from Kevin Taylor.

Personnaly, I don’t have much use for this tune (as an instrumental). The first bar can be use to practice the octave jump on the flute (d’dd) though!

Oy…..correction, please.

That’s not Mick Crehan playing flute, that’s Mick Gavin, [ next to John Kelly ]. I don’t post on "Youtube". "Slainte" - or anyone else who does, could you please point that out in the "Youtube comments. Thanks.

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Ps

.. and thanks very much for pointing us to that video. There are very few recordings - audio, or video, of Mick Gavin. Thirty years since I was in the 2 Micks class at the Willie Clancy week, and it’s great to see the 2 of them together.

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Sorry, Kenny. I just copied and pasted the names of the musicians from the details of the clip, and don’t have a Youtube account, either. I found the lovely clip while exploring John McEvoy’s website. He actually name all the musicians correctly on this page: http://johnmcevoyfiddle.com/about-john/video/

Anyway, it’s nice to know that’s really Mick Gavin. Thanks Kenny for having generously provided me with his recordings, which I still enjoy listening to.

Larry O’Gaff

X:6 from the fiddling of Michael Coleman.

Squid-jiggin’ Ground

This tune was also the basis for A.R. Scammel’s Newfoundland song called "Squid-jiggin’ Ground"

Larry O’Gaff’s, X:7

As played at sessions in Austin, TX