Pet Of The Pipers jig

Also known as Doherty’s Fancy, Dougherty’s, The Humours Of Ballinafad, Kip’s, Kips, Nyanza Indian Bay, Pet Of The Piper’s, The Pet Of The Pipers, Pet Of The Pipes.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Black Rogue (a few times).

Pet Of The Pipers has been added to 3 tune sets.

Pet Of The Pipers has been added to 70 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GFG BAG|dBG gdB|GFG BAG|FED cBA|
GFG BAG|dBG gfg|efg dBG|cAF G3:|
|:gfg efg|eag fed|gfg efg|agf g2d|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|efg dBG|cAF G3:|
X: 2
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E | A3 cBA | ece aec | A3 cEE | E^DE =dcB |
A3 cBA | ece aec | fga ecA | dcB A2 :|
|: a | aga fga | g/a/ba gfe | aga fga | bag a2 g |
agf edc | fed cBA | aga edc | dcB A2 :|
GDG B^AB | GB/c/d gdB | G2 D BdG | DED cc/B/A |
G3 BAG | dBd g2 d | efg dBG | cBA G2 :|
gfg efg | fag fed | gfg efg | agf g2 f |
gfe d>cB | edc B>AG | gg/g/g dBG | cBA G2 :|
X: 3
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|G3 BAG|dBG gdB|G3 BAG|FED cBA|
G3 BAG|dBG g2d|efg dBd|cBA G2:|
|:d|gfg efg|eag fed|gfg efg|agf g2G|
gfe dBG|edc BAG|efg dBd|cBA G2:|
X: 4
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3 BAG|dB/c/d ~g3|~G2 d BGd|AFD cBA|
~G3 ~B3|dB/c/d ~g3|e2 e dBG|1 cAF G2 D:|2 cAF G2 d||
~g3 efg|eag fed|~g3 ~e3|daf g2 e|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|~e2 g dBG|cAF G2 e|
~g3 bag|~a2 g fga|g{a}gf efg|eaf g2 e|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|~e2 g dBG|cAF dcA||
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X: 5
T: Pet Of The Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: E | "A"{AB}[A3A3] cBA | ecA aec | {AB}[A3A3] cBA | "E7"GFE dcB |
"A"{AB}[A3A3] cBA | ecA aec | "D"fga "A"ecA | "E7"dBG "A"A2 :|
|: f/g/ | "A"aga "D"fga | "Bm"fba "E"gfe | "A"aga "D"fga | "E"bag "A"a2 e/f//g// |
"A"agf edc | "D"fed "F#m"cBA | "D"fga "A"ecA | "E7"dBG "A"A2 :|
# Added by Tate .

Nine comments

Played in A in Scotland

This tune is popular within the Scottish repertoire too but is usually played in A. The version I know has slight differences in the first half(second part is much the same).
1st, 2nd and 3rd bars G2G(A2A) BAG(CBA)

and Bar 6 DBG(ECA) G3(A3)

Of course, musicians who play Irish music in Scotland will probably play it as written here. :-)

Sources

I first learned this tune from the late Alan Cormack, in Bristol. It’s a great tune for teaching Flute and Whistle students who want to work on "G" rolls!

Rescued duplication

From Hugh Gillespie’s recording, and in the key of A:

X: 1
T: Kip’s
T: Pet Of The Pipers
S: From the playing of Hugh Gillespie
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: E | A3 cBA | ece aec | A3 cEE | E^DE =dcB |
A3 cBA | ece aec | fga ecA | dcB A2 :|
|: a | aga fga | g/a/ba gfe | aga fga | bag a2 g |
agf edc | fed cBA | aga edc | dcB A2 :|

And in G:

X: 1
T: Kip’s
T: Pet Of The Pipers
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Major
|: D |\
GDG B^AB | GB/c/d gdB | G2 D BdG | DED cc/B/A |
G3 BAG | dBd g2 d | efg dBG | cBA G2 :|
|: g |\
gfg efg | fag fed | gfg efg | agf g2 f |
gfe d>cB | edc B>AG | gg/g/g dBG | cBA G2 :|

# Posted on March 12th 2008 by ceolachan

The version I play is based on the playing of Joe Hutton, except I put rolls in and stuff.

X: 1
T: Pet Of The Pipers
S: From the playing of Joe Hutton
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
D|G3 BAG|dBG gdB|G3 BAG|FED cBA|
G3 BAG|dBG g2d|efg dBd|cBA G2:|
|:d|gfg efg|eag fed|gfg efg|agf g2G|
gfe dBG|edc BAG|efg dBd|cBA G2:|

Go raibh ma’agat Mark ~ much appreciated

I was sure I recognized this, and I guess I would have on several counts, including Joe Hutton. I should have waited another day before posting it. ;-) Good luck in Canberra!

“The Pet Of The Pipers” / “Kip’s” ~ at least 3 ways I’ve known it :-/

No wonder this melody was frustrating me and driving my loopy ~ Joe Hutton & Cape Breton too! ~ Alex Francis MacKay, Natalie & Buddy MacMaster, & I’m pretty sure this was also one we used to play for dance there…

Here are some interesting similarities I found while trying to chase up this before posting "Kip’s" ~

The tune as Hugh Gillespie played it, as a whole and both parts for it individually, rang bells of familiarity with other tunes I’ve played over time. The most obvious, that came to me as I was playing this, I kept slipping into that B-part in between nodding off, and sharaing the A-part ~

"The Bride’s Favourite"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3746

Thanks to help from Dow and slainte, here is another tune sainte/Hiro directed me to on site here that it is obviously related by both parts, and close enough that I consider just adding this to the ‘comments’ for that ~

"The Munster Jig"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on November 14th 2001 by Jdharv.
https://thesession.org/tunes/372

I thought on this for awhile, before submitting it, and then decided, still being frustrated with searching, to query a couple of members, as said, Dow and slainte. I’d send Dow both parts of the Gillespie transcription, both keys, but just the B-part to slainte. I did make several attempts myself to chase up connections, wanting to avoid what felt to be a duplicaation, but I’m not in much of a fit state at the moment for anything. I’m glad of friends who can steer me right… Thanks, much appreciated…

Pet of the Pipers - aka Doherty’s Fancy on Sean Smyth’s Blue Fiddle

As played by Sean Smyth on Eb whistle (transcribed "as fingered" on a D whistle). His liner notes call it "Doherty’s Fancy," but it’s clearly Pet of the Pipers.

X: 1
T: Doherty’s Fancy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
~G3 BAG|dB/c/d ~g3|~G2 d BGd|AFD cBA|
~G3 ~B3|dB/c/d ~g3|e2 e dBG|1 cAF G2 D:|2 cAF G2 d||
~g3 efg|eag fed|~g3 ~e3|daf g2 e|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|~e2 g dBG|cAF G2 e|
~g3 bag|~a2 g fga|g{a}gf efg|eaf g2 e|
gfe dcB|edc BAG|~e2 g dBG|cAF dcA||

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Pet of the Pipers

I just found this tune in the key of A following Sheffield Hornpipe on Barry Dransfield’s album Bowin’ and Scrapin’ from 1978.

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