Last Night’s Fun slip jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Last Night’s Fun appears in 2 other tune collections.

Last Night’s Fun has been added to 4 tune sets.

Last Night's Fun has been added to 92 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Last Night's Fun
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
D2A A2G ABc|D2A AGE G2E|D2A A2G ABc|BAG AGE G2E|
D2A A2G ABc|D2A AGE G2E|D2A A2G ABc|dBG AGE G2E||
BAB dBG ABc|BAB dBG c2A|BAB dBG ABc|BAG AGE G2E|
BAB dBG ABc|B2c dBG c2A|def gfe dBG|BAG AGE G2E||
2
X: 2
T: Last Night's Fun
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
D3 A2G ABc|D3 AGE G2E|D3 A2G ABc|BAG AGE G2E:|
B3 dBG ABc|BAB dBG c2A|1 B3 dBG A3|BAG AGE G2E:|2 def gfe dBG|BAG AGE G2E:|
3
X: 3
T: Last Night's Fun
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:D3 AGE ABc|DAD AGE (FG)E|~D3 AGE ABc|1 BdB AGE (3(GAG) E:|2 BdB AGE ~G3||
~B3 dBG ABc|BAB dBG (Bc)A|~B3 dBG ABc|BAG AGE ~G3|
~B3 dBG ABc|BAB dBG ~A3|def gfe dBG|BAG AGE (3(GAG) E||
# Added by GRMMA .
4
X: 4
T: Last Night's Fun
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
D2A A2G ABc|D2AA2 G EGE|D2A A2G ABc|dcB cBA G2E|
D2A A2G ABc|D2A AGF G2E|D2A A2G ABc|dcB cBA G2 E||
BAB dBG ABc|B2c dBG c2 A|BAB dBG ABc|BAG AGE G2E|
BAB dBG ABc|B2c dBG c2A|def gfe dBA|BAG AGE G2E||

Sixteen comments

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Rhythm:
|| DDD | DDC | DDD | GGEm | DDD | DDC | DDD | GGEm ||
|| GGD | GGC | GGD | GGEm | GGD | GGC | GEmG | GEmEm ||

As played in PVB session set with The Foxhunter’s Jig to begin with and followed by The Rakes of Westmeath.

It’s in Emin.

"It’s in Emin"

Are you telling us or asking us, Slainte?

True, the abc script says "Em". But the register it is written in suggests that it ought to be in D dorian - as it appears in the sheet music. Perhaps Jeremy has taken it upon himself to make a judicious alteration.

Key

I changed it from Ddor to Em and now back.

"Last Night’s Fun" ~ slip jig ~ seeking resolution:

~ | BAB dBG ABc | B2 c dBG c2 A | def gfe dBG | BAG AGE G2 E | D6 ||

~ on D…

Oops, that final ‘D’ should have read:

| D9 || ~ or ~ | D3- D3- D3 ||

There’s a different tune with a better second part in Ryan’s and Goodman’s - I think it’s just "slip jig" in both.
The Eminor tune you link above is Paddy Be Easy.

PVB? Isin’t that a type of plastic?

Yeah, I think it might also be a fetish too? Is it contagious at all?

So Kevin, how about giving us one or both of those better second parts here in the comments?

Last Night’s Fun, X:5

I like this version more or less from L.E. McCullough. Playing the long notes gives it a nice stop and go feel.

Last Night’s Fun, X:7

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. This version is similar to X:1 but, like some later settings, in Dmix. It’s a curious tune in that the tonic note in the second part seems to shift to ‘b’. Looking at where the semitones then lie, 1/2; 5/6, it moves to the phrygian mode ….? Lovely tune, quite quirky.

Re: Last Night’s Fun

I first came across this tune in O’Neill’s 1001 Gems, number 452. It’s similar in a lot of ways to Jackson’s Humours of Panteen (Jackson’s Celebrated Irish Tunes, 1774) though that’s a double jig. I think the "better second part" mentioned above could be in this, because Panteen has 3 parts, the first and third of which follow Last Night’s Fun fairly closely. The bars of Panteen’s second section would need to be extended to fit the slip-jig format, but that can be done without inflicting musical injury, e.g. by repeating one of the musical motifs. Worth it, IMO.

The first part of Last Night’s Fun is also similar to that of Hunt The Cat in the Roche Collection (1927), where it is listed as a single jig.