Seamus Cooley’s Jog jig

Also known as Jimmy Doyle’s Favourite.

There are 17 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Seamus Cooley’s Jog appears in 1 other tune collection.

Seamus Cooley’s Jog has been added to 4 tune sets.

Seamus Cooley's Jog has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Seamus Cooley's Jog
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 Jog
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 Jog
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 .

Eight 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:2

A version I learned from Jimmy Keane, who knew Seamus.

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.