The Tenpenny Piece (slip jig)
Simple, tasty little tune from Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn’s banjo and box duet playing. They cites Seamus Ennis as the source.
Sorry for the lack of grammar.
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Graham Crackers lad! There’s all sorts uh gwammar in them sentences, you just has yuh own way uh placin things, so yuh ain’t no reason to fret ovah some thin that is aweady pwesent… Damn, I’m startin’ to sound like Daffy Duck… What, you’ve never heard of the ‘Daffy Duck’ slainte? Do a search if in doubt… But as to ‘grammar’, I know plenty of folks born to English that haven’t got it together as much as you do… I don’t have any problem knowing what your saying, and as ‘communication’ is the mainstay of the act of being grammatically concerned, well, you’ve passed time and time again, as too has our beloved GM from pizzaland… ;-)
CITES ~ Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species… ~ like Irish musicians?
‘c’, you aren’t in the position of lecturing me! Well, I took several linguistics courses taught by one of Chomsky’s best friends, who happens to be a Yorkshireman of Irish descent, fluent in English, Irish, French, Italian, and Japanese. So, I know what generative grammar is.
You read my scrawl wrong, I was commending you, not lecturing you, and using my screwed up version as an example of me doing the thing to ‘gramma’ Moses… But, any problems are now clear, never trust a Yorkshireman, especially one of Irish descent…and a best friend of Chomsky… By the way, I like Chomskey, so don’t take this wrong as well…
Chomskee, Chomskie, Chomsky… heh, heh, heh…
Generative or Palliative Grammar?
By the way, which aspect of Chomsky are we talking about, the linguist or the pain in the ass of the establishment? I like both. And does ‘linguist’ equate with ‘grammarian’, is one the correlatation of the other ~ sounds, phonemes, phonetics, semantics, sympatico ;-) , inflexions and constructs ~ ? I still like ol’ Cleanth Brooks. He wrote a textbook on the thing. Is it innate or learned? Is it ‘learnable’? Actually, if you really are that ‘connected’, how about a definitions in a few simple sentences for ‘anaphor’? Have you read Chomsky’s "Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies"? Now there’s a subject we can get our teeth into, eh?
(The devil made me do it…)
I’d rather avoid talking about politics here. Otherwise, many people from a certain country will feel offended. Of course, I know you and Noam C. are both from the country.
Politics aside then and back to ‘grammar’. I prefer the takes on it by the likes of Emily Dickinson, Whitman, Ginsberg’s swing, Plath, Frost, Rich, Williams, Stevens, and for a real YAHOO! ~ good ol’ e.e. cummings. "Chansons Innocentes":
spring ___ wheh the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles __ far __ and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful ~
So, put your Strunk or Strunk Jr. & White away and stick your flute head up into your armpit to warm it up. I’m coming over for a few tunes this afternoon and afterwards we can put the mat down and have a wrestling match over what side of any of the Chomsky debates either of us ‘fall’ on… Can we have some Japanese Scotch first though. I’ve never tasted that…
We need to invite Dow to join us for the discussion about socioliguistic matters over glasses of Japanese Scotch.
Cheers Hiro…I like that, after awhile we’ll all be speaking e.e.cummings and maybe I’ll have a few Japanese swear words under my belt… Or at least imagine it…
This little known slip jig is on Teada’s new album. You can listen to the sample clip on their website: http://www.teada.com The same source, I believe.
Here’s a transcription of Oisin’s fiddling of this, from Teada’s cd Inne Amarach.
T: Tenpenny Piece
D: Teada, Inne Amarach
gfg edB edB|gfg edB d/e/dB|~g3 edB edB|ABA AB/c/d ebf|
gfg edB edB|gfg edB d/e/dB|ge/f/g edB edB|[A3A3] AB/c/d edc||
BAB G/A/GE G/A/GE|BAB GED GAc|BAB GEE GEB,|FDD DE/F/G Aed|
BAB (3GAG E (3GAG E|BAB GED GAc|BAB eBB GEE|DED DE/F/G Abf||
Nice transcription Will, but ~ ebf & Abf ? I’m guessing for the B-part, measure 5 you meant:
~ | BAB (3G/A/G/ E (3G/A/G/ E | ~
No, sorry, I see I wasn’t thinking clearly ~ seeing the Es as if they were E2… You had the triplets O.K.. My mind was elsewhere. but I find myself playing:
~ | BAB G/A/GE G/A/GE | ~ part reason for my confusion…
I also end up playing those other groupings, ebf & Abf, as eBf & ABf…
Yep, endings and triplets as I transcribed them. It helps to hear Oisin’s playing to understand how those octave jumps fit into the tune.
Thanks Will, I’ll have to find that recording and give it a listen…
That’s the same Noam Chomsky
The Tenpenny Piece, X:4
From Nathan Gourley, Joey Abarta & Owen Marchall on the album "Copley Street".