S’iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi reel

Also known as ’S Ioma Rud A Chunna Mi, ’S Iomaidh Rud A’Chunna Mi, Cenneag Mhor, Many’s The Thing I Saw, S’iomadh Rud A Chunna Mi, S’iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi Highland Fling, S’Ionadh Riud A Chunnaic Mi, ‘Siomadh Rud A Chunna Mi.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Cuttie’s Wedding (a few times), The Keel Row (a few times) and Lucy’s Fling (a few times).

S’iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi has been added to 5 tune sets.

S'iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi has been added to 82 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: S'iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ABBA GEDE|G2AG EGDG|ABBA GEDE|GEDE G2GA|
ABBA GEDE|G2AG EGDG|ABBA GEDE|GEDE G2GD|
G2AB dBAB|dBAB AGED|G2AB dBAB|AGED G2GD|
G2AB dBAB|dBAB AGED|G2AB dBAB|AGED G2GA|
X: 2
T: S'iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e|f2fe dBAB|dded B2A2|f2fe dBAB|dBAB d2d:|
A|ddef afef|afef edBA|ddef afef|edBA d2dA|
ddef afef|ffef afef|ddef afef|edBA d2d|]

Sixteen comments

S’iomadh Rud A Ghunnaic Mi

This is the basic 2 part version ,unlike the one on "portland"which has another couple of parts.

S’iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi

Here’s Kevin Burke playing it - the second tune in the set.

nice version by malinky on the unseen hours

"Any’s The Thing I Saw"

Puirt a beul

Score articulated to fit the rhythm of the song.

Different key and a slightly different setting to the version already here.

Needs the last bar altering to add up. Great tune mind.

Ah, so it is a duplicate. I didn’t find the first one. I think I was using the Skye dialect. This setting is from Fin Moore’s pipe settings.

Score fixed. If the powers that be rather the pipe setting go in the comments section of the first post then that would be fair.

I think a link in both to each other would suffice. Only my opinion.

Actually, D is the most likely key you’d hear this, played as a tune rather than sung as a puirt a beul.

S’iomadh rud a chunnaic mi; lyrics

S’iomadh rud a chunnaic mi
S’iomadh rud a rinn mi
S’iomadh rud a chunnaic mi
A-muigh air feadh na h-oidhche

Chunnaic mi na piseagan
Na piseagan, na piseagan
Chunnaic mi na piseagan
Air spiris Mac an t-Saighdeir

S’iomadh rud a chunnaic mi
S’iomadh rud a rinn mi…

=>
Many a thing I saw, many a thing I did
Many a thing I saw out during the night

I saw the kittens, the kittens, the kittens
I saw the kittens on the soldier’s son’s roost

Many a thing I saw, many a thing I did …

D version

Here’s the D version. My search didn’t find this version because I was using a different spelling. Had I found this, I would have just posted here in the comments. And on reflection, my setting doesn’t fit the lyrics of the puirt-a-beul all that exactly either. Here it is anyways.

X: 1
T: ‘S Iomaidh Rud A’Chunna Mi
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
e|f2fe dBAB|dded B2A2|f2fe dBAB|dBAB d2d:|
A|ddef afef|afef edBA|ddef afef|edBA d2dA|
ddef afef|ffef afef|ddef afef|edBA d2d|]

D version

The key of D is also what fits on Scottish pipes. On a D smallpipe it would transpose to G which is the key of the original post.

Re: S’iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi

Posted by Kuddel 5 years ago: "Any’s The Thing I Saw" (malinky on the unseen hours)…

It’s actually "Many’s the Thing I Saw" on the Malinky album - see birlibirdie’s post above.