Seamus Cooley’s jig

Also known as Jimmy Doyle’s Favourite, Seamus Cooley’s Jog.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Seamus Cooley’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Seamus Cooley’s has been added to 8 tune sets.

Seamus Cooley's has been added to 49 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Seamus Cooley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FAD c2A|dAA dAG|FAD cBc|dcA cAG|
FAD c2B|Add efg|f3 ded|1 cAF GFE:|2 cAF GFG||
Add fed|eAB cAG|Add fed|eAB c2B|
AdA ded|cAB cde|fag efd|1 ecA GFG:|2 ecA GFE||
# Added by tbag .
2
X: 2
T: Seamus Cooley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
FDD cAA|dcA AGE|FDD cAA|dcA G2A|
FDD cAA|Add efg|faf ded|cAF G3:|
Add fed|eAB cAG|Add fed|eAB c2B|
Add fed|cAB cde|fag efd|dcA G3:|
3
X: 3
T: Seamus Cooley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Fdd cAA|dcA dAG|Fdd cAA|dcA G3|
Fdd cAA|dcd efg|faf ded|1 cAF G3:|2 cAF G2B||
A2A fed|cAB =cAG|~A3 fed|ecA GFG|
~A3 fed|cAB =cde|faf ded|1 cAF G2B:|2 cAF G3||
# Added by cab .

Ten comments

This is another tune that could just be an alternative setting of something else, but I couldn’t find anything too similar to it in my searches… so apologies if it’s already here, I did try! It’s the last tune of track 18 on ‘Dear Old Erin’s Isle’.

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This is ONE FINE TUNE!

Not what anyone else calls “Cooley’s” though. Does anyone know more about it’s background?

coming back to the discussion, this has become a staple of my playing: with its separation of voices and angular melody, it is an absolute gem.

Seamus Cooley’s, X:3

As played by Con Ó Drisceoil on It’s a Secret, where they call it Jimmy Doyle’s Favourite (not to be confused with Jimmy Doyle’s Polka, where the link from the recording page takes you). As Ian says, the turn/B music is closer to one of the settings of Down the Back Lane than anything else. Key is definitely D major on this recording, with just a couple of C nats in bars 2 and 6 of the B music.

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Re: Seamus Cooley’s Jog

Is this really called “Seamus Cooley’s Jog” (with an O) or is that a typo? I just leaned it as Seamus Cooley’s Jig.

Re: Seamus Cooley’s / Humours of Ayle House

This tune is closely related to the Humours of Ayle House, https://thesession.org/tunes/2295 , especially X:3 with the C#s. There it will be pleased to find it has another load of cousins waiting for it in O’Neill’s!