The Glad Eye jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Glad Eye has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Glad Eye
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
D |: _EGB dcB | AcB AGF | GBd g2a | baf fge|
cgf edc | =B/c/dB BcA | BAG AGF | DdA GFD :|
|: G2G, dBc | DGA dBc | DFA BAB | AdB AGF|
G2G, dBc | DGA dBc | A/B/cB AGF | DEF GFD :|
X: 2
T: The Glad Eye
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
E |: =FAc edc | Bdc BAG | Ace a2b | c'bg gaf|
dag fed | ^c/d/ec cdB | cBA BAG | EeB AGE :|
|: A3 ecd | EAB ecd | EGB cBc | Bec BAG|
A3 ecd | EAB ecd | B/c/dc BAG | EFG AGE :|

Five comments

A nice jig composed by John Doyle

He plays this one on his latest solo album "wayward son".
From booklet notes :
The glad eye is a funny expression for the roving eye.

a lovely tune

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Not so glad on the flute

The tune is amazingly beautiful and Sylvain Barou plays it on the flute on his CD live Guidewires but it’s not an easy tune on the flute at all, Gminor. You have to use the f, Bb and Eb keys a lot. It worth trying anyway.

Guidewires version of The Glad Eye

This is more or less the version played by Guidewires on their recording. Easier on the flute indeed:

X: 1
T: Glad Eye, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Ador
E |: =FAc edc | Bdc BAG | Ace a2b | c’bg gaf|
dag fed | ^c/d/ec cdB | cBA BAG | EeB AGE :|
|: A3 ecd | EAB ecd | EGB cBc | Bec BAG|
A3 ecd | EAB ecd | B/c/dc BAG | EFG AGE :|