Seamus Cooley’s jig

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Hole In The Hedge (lots of times) and The Green Fields Of Woodford (a few times).

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

Seamus Cooley's has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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 .
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 :||

Five 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.