The Smell Of The Bog hornpipe

Also known as The New Saratoga, The Scent Of The Bog.

There are 18 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Smell Of The Bog appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Smell Of The Bog has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Smell Of The Bog has been added to 85 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Smell Of The Bog
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3gfe|:dGBd ed(3gfe|dBGB dged|c2 Ac BAGB|(3ABA (3GFE D2 (3gfe|
dGBd ef (3gfe|dBGB dged|egce dgfa|1 gbfa g2 (3gfe:|2 gbfa gfga||
|:bg (3agf gBfB|gBfB edBd|efga bgfd|(3efg fd efga|
bgaf gBfB|gBfB edBd|egce fdaf|1 gbaf g2 ga:|2 gbaf g2 (3gfe||
X: 2
T: The Smell Of The Bog
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3gfe|dGBd ec (3gfe|dBGB d2ed|c2 Ac B2GB|(3ABA (3GFE D2 (3gfe|
dGBd ec (3gfe|dBGB dgfg|(3efg ce dgfa|g2gf g2:|
|:ga|bgaf gBfB|gBfB ed^cd|efga bgaf|(3gfe (3fed e2ga|
bgaf gBfB|gBfB ed^cd|(3efg ce dgfa|g2gf g2:|

Thirteen comments

John Blake, Lamond Gillespie & Mick Leahy setting

Transcribed off the Traditional Music from London cd, currently my favorite album from the last three or four years of listening. Keep in mind that I’ve stuffed all sorts of little bits from different times through into this transcription. The transcription of the ending of the first part is what Lamond Gillespie is doing on the fiddle, the transcription of the ending of the second part is what John Blake is doing on the flute.

And if you haven’t heard this album yet, go and get it RIGHT NOW.

I can’t thank you enough, Zina. This is the one I’ve been thinking I really have to learn from the playing of John Blake and Lamond Gillespie. That’s certainly the most beautiful, polished, relaxed playing I’ve ever come across in commercial recordings. They do exactly what I really want to do and hear in real sessions.

By the way, you can listen to this tune played by "Naomh Padhraic," the winner of the senior ceili band competition in 2004: (starts around 33:10) Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh is the band leader.

slainte, are you going to give us the abcs for the "Naomh Padhraic" version?

You’re welcome, slainte-san. What you said! It’s a wonderful, lovely recording, ain’t it?

Oh, shoot — and I forgot to say, I took the transcription up to G, because that’s where most people play the tune, but they play it in F.

Sorry, I’m very busy. Could you do that, Phantom?

Fooey… I was hoping you would. Come on… you’re such a wiz, it’ll take me way too long. (he says hoping slainte will take pity and do it)

An interesting correlation made by confusin’ ~

# Posted on January 13th 2008 by NameChangesRConfusing ~

It’s - - - here (the link above), in a (less friendly) key (F) and with a slightly (more elegant) title: (those are my ‘adjustments between the brackets, made in the absence of confusin’ 😎 )

"The Saratoga Hornpipe" (w/problems)
Key signature: F Major (& G Major in the ‘comments’)
Submitted on January 7th 2008 by Washoo.

(the link above) ~ yeah, I know, I moved the link to below… 😛

"The Saratoga Hornpipe"

I, personally, not really in agreement with confusin’ but liking the correlation, think the two tunes are different enough to warrant their seperate identities, titles and places… I just wish the transcription for "The Saratoga Hornpipe" was better thought out and not the mess it is… 😏