The Rambler jig

Also known as Father Hanley’s, Father O’Hanley’s, The Rambler’s.

There are 39 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Rose In The Heather (lots of times), The Doberman’s Wallet (a few times), Roddy McCorley (a few times), Devine’s (a few times) and The Kinnegad Slashers (a few times).

The Rambler has been added to 18 tune sets.

The Rambler has been added to 206 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

X: 1
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: EFE E2 A|FEC E2 e|fec ABc|dcd BAF|
|EFE E2 A|FEC E2 e|fec ABc|1 BcB A2 F :|2 BcB Acd||
|: ecB Ace|aff faf|ece fec|cBA Bcd|
|ecB Ace|aff faf|ece fec|1 BcB Aee:|2 BcB (3ABA F||
X: 2
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:F|ECE E2 A|FEC E2 e|fec ABc|dcd BAF|
ECE E2 A|FEC E2 e|fec ABc|BAG A2:|
|:e|ece Ace|aga fdf|ece fec|BcA Bcd|
ece Ace|aga fdf|ece fec|BAG A2:|
X: 3
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
GEG G2 c | AGE G2 g | age cde | dec dcA |
GEG G2 c | AGE G2 g | age cde | dcB c2 :|
geg ceg | c'aa ac'a | g3 age | d^cd GBd |
gee ceg | c'2 a ac'a | geg age | dcB c2 :|
X: 4
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
E|DED D2G|~E3 D2d|edB GAB|~A3 AGE|
DED D2G|~E3 D2d|edB GAB|AGF G2:|
B|dBA GBd|~g3 ege|ded edB|~A3 ABc|
dBA GBd|~g3 age|dBd edB|AGF G2:|
X: 5
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
C/E/ | FEC E2A | FEC E2 c/e/ | fec ABc | BAF AFD |
FEC E2A | FEC E2 c/e/ | fec ABc | BAA A2 :|
c/d/ | ece Ace | afa faf | ece fec | BcB Bcd |
ece Ace | afa faf | ece fec | ABA A2 :|
X: 6
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
C/E/ | FEC E2A | FEC E2 c/e/ | fec ABc | BAF AFD |
FEC E2A | FEC E2 c/e/ | fec ABc | BAA A2 :|
c/d/ | ece Ace | afa faf | ece fec | BcB Bcd |
ece Ace | afa faf | ece fec | ABA A2 :|
X: 7
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GEG G2 c | AGE G2 g | age cde | dec dcA |
GEG G2 c | AGE G2 g | age cde | dcB c2 :|
geg ceg | c'aa ac'a | g3 age | d^cd GB/c/d |
gee ceg | c'2 a ac'a | ge/f/g age | dcB c2 :|
DED D2 G | ~E3 D2 d | edB GAB | ~A3 AGE |
DED D2 G | ~E3 D2 d | edB GAB | AGF G2 :|
dBA GBd | ~g3 ege | ded edB | ~A3 ABc |
dBA GBd | ~g3 age | dBd edB | AGF G2 :|
X: 8
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
~E3 E2A|FEC E2e|fec ABc|~d3 BAF|
~E3 EAA|FEC E2e|fec ABc|BAG A3:|
|:~e3 Ace|a~f2 fga|ece fec|~B3 Bcd|
~e3 Ace|a~f2 fga|ece fec|BAG A3:||
X: 9
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D3 D2G|EDD D2d|edB GAB|A3 AGE|
D3 D2G|E3 D2d|edB GAB|A3 G2:|
B|dBG GBd|g3 ege|ded edB|A3 ABc|
dBG GBd|g3 age|dB/c/d edB|AGF G2:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 10
T: The Rambler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
E|DB,D G,2G|EDB, D2d|edB GAB|cBc AGE|DB,D G,2G|EDB, D2d|edB GAB|AGF G2:|
B|dBA GBd|ged ege|~d3 edB|{c}BAG ABc|dBA GBd|ged ege|~d3 edB|AGF G2:|

Nineteen comments

Another name

This tune is also known as father harneys. as far as i know he is the composer and a fine box player too.

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Another name

An Ceolteoir, if you know a tune by another name, you can add that information by clicking on the link "Do you know this tune by another name?".

(the link is under "Details" and also above the form where you post comments - you can’t miss it).

Played in G on "Moneymusk".

Morrison

The James Morrison recording of this is the one that oiginally caught my attention. It’s great and has some impressive bowing that’s worth hearing. The version is notably different than the one given here.

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“The Rambler” up a notch ~

K: C Major
|: A |
GEG G2 c | AGE G2 g | age cde | dec dcA |
GEG G2 c | AGE G2 g | age cde | dcB c2 :|
|: a |
geg ceg | c’aa ac’a | g3 age | d^cd GBd |
gee ceg | c’2 a ac’a | geg age | dcB c2 :|

“The Rambler” down a note

Here’s a version based on Hammy Hamilton and Paul Smyth’s flute playing:

K: G
E|DED D2G|~E3 D2d|edB GAB|~A3 AGE|
DED D2G|~E3 D2d|edB GAB|AGF G2:|
B|dBA GBd|~g3 ege|ded edB|~A3 ABc|
dBA GBd|~g3 age|dBd edB|AGF G2:|

Father Hanley’s

According to Jerry O’Brien in his Accordion Instructor, this jig was composed by Tommy Sullivan of Springfield, Massachusetts.

X:1
T:Father Hanley’s
C:Tommy Sullivan, Springfield, Mass
S:Jerry O’Brien’s Accordion Instructor (1949)
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:A
C/E/ | FEC E2A | FEC E2 c/e/ | fec ABc | BAF AFD |
FEC E2A | FEC E2 c/e/ | fec ABc | BAA A2 :|
c/d/ | ece Ace | afa faf | ece fec | BcB Bcd |
ece Ace | afa faf | ece fec | ABA A2 :|

Father Hanley’s (jig)

According to Jerry O’Brien in his Accordion Instructor, this jig was composed by Tommy Sullivan of Springfield, Massachusetts.

X:1
T:Father Hanley’s
C:Tommy Sullivan, Springfield, Mass
S:Jerry O’Brien’s Accordion Instructor (1949)
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:A
C/E/ | FEC E2A | FEC E2 c/e/ | fec ABc | BAF AFD |
FEC E2A | FEC E2 c/e/ | fec ABc | BAA A2 :|
c/d/ | ece Ace | afa faf | ece fec | BcB Bcd |
ece Ace | afa faf | ece fec | ABA A2 :|

Credits

Father Hanley’s, and I believe ‘Bit O’ Ginger’ jigs were contributed to the collection. It is doubtful but possible that Tommy Sullivan did compose it. I have never seen it in any older collection. (Bit O Ginger was contributed by Paddy Killoran)

Note how this tune sounds ‘Major’ though there is no g (the 7th) in it…

“The Rambler” up a notch & down a note ~ adding the headers

X: 2
T: Rambler, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: CMaj
|: A |\
GEG G2 c | AGE G2 g | age cde | dec dcA |
GEG G2 c | AGE G2 g | age cde | dcB c2 :|
|: a |\
geg ceg | c’aa ac’a | g3 age | d^cd GB/c/d |
gee ceg | c’2 a ac’a | ge/f/g age | dcB c2 :|

# Posted on November 29th 2005 by ceolachan

X: 3
T: Rambler, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: E |\
DED D2 G | ~E3 D2 d | edB GAB | ~A3 AGE |
DED D2 G | ~E3 D2 d | edB GAB | AGF G2 :|
|: B |\
dBA GBd | ~g3 ege | ded edB | ~A3 ABc |
dBA GBd | ~g3 age | dBd edB | AGF G2 :|

# Posted on January 26th 2006 by slainte

Father Hanley’s (jig)

"It is doubtful but possible that Tommy Sullivan did compose it…"

Why is it doubtful?

The Rambler - so many versions

I wish someone would post sheet music of a version closer to Stephen & Cathal Hayden, Brid Harper. I am not very good at playing by ear.

The Rambler, X:8

This is a version I learned at a local session from fiddler Billy Henry. He called it The Rover, but I haven’t found it under that title on any recordings, so I’m not adding it as an alternate title at this point (muckin’ up the database and all that).