The Grinders slip jig

Also known as Terry Heigh Ho The Grinder, Terry Heigh Ho, The Grinder, Terry Hey Ho The Grinder.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Grinders has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Grinders
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|gfg edc d2B|gfg edc d3|gfg edc d2B|ABA ABc d3|
gfg edc d2B|gfg edc d3|gfg edc d2B|ABA ABc d2B||
ABA A2B G3|ABA ABd edB|ABA A2B G3|ABA ABc d2B|
ABA A2B G3|ABA ABd edB|ABA A2B G3| ABA ABc D3||
X: 2
T: The Grinders
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d | g2 g edB d2 B | gfg edc A2 d | g2 g edB d2 B | A>BA AB/c/d e2 :|
|: g | A2 A ABA G2 E | A>BA AB/c/d edB | A2 A ABA G2 B | A>BA AB/c/d e2 :|
|: d | gag e2 B d2 B | ~g3 edc ~A3 | g2 g edB edB | ABA A2 d e2 :|
|: g | ~A3 Ac/B/A G2 e | A2 A ABd e2 g | ABA ABE G2 B | A2 A ABd e2 :|
X: 3
T: The Grinders
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AGE A2B G2B|A2E ABd e2f|gdB BAB GBA|1GED GAB dcB:|2GED GAB d3||
efg edB BAB|gbg edB d3|efg edB BAB|GED GAB d3|
efg edB BAB|g2g edB d2g|e2g edB BAB|GED GAB dcB||
X: 4
T: The Grinders
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ABA A2B G3|ABA A2Bd2B|ABAA2BG3|GAG GAB d2B:|
g3 edc B3|g3 efg a2f|g3 edc B3|ABAA2Bd2B|
g3 edc B3|g3 efg a2f|bag agf gfe|ABA A2Bd3||
X: 5
T: The Grinders
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: ABA A2 B G3 | ABA A2 B d2 B | ABA A2 B G3 | GAG GAB d2 B :|
g3 edc B3 | g3 efg a2 f |g3 edc B3 | ABA A2 B d2 B |
g3 edc B3 | g3 efg a2 f | bag agf gfe | ABA A2 B d3 |]
X: 6
T: The Grinders
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B | ABA A2 B G3 | ABA A2 B d2 B | ABA A2 B G3 | GAG GAB d2 :|
B | gfg edc BAG | gfg efg a2 f | gfg edc BAG | ABA A2 B d2 B |
gfg edc BAG | gfg efg a2 a | bag agf gfe | dBA A2 B d2 ||

Twelve comments

The Grinders

A slip jig culled from Raven’s "English Country Dance Tunes" by the Durham-based band Horseplay and featured on their album "Roughshod" (I’ve entered that in the "Recordings" section).
It’s a sturdy English jig - in other words, liable to dispense with quavers where a dotted crotchet will do - but I think a good tune all told.

“Grinders” ~ now we’re talking sarnies….

|: d |
g2 g edB d2 B | gfg edc A2 d | g2 g edB d2 B | A>BA AB/c/d e2 :|
|: g |
A2 A ABA G2 E | A>BA AB/c/d edB | A2 A ABA G2 B | A>BA AB/c/d e2 :|
|: d |
gag e2 B d2 B | ~g3 edc ~A3 | g2 g edB edB | ABA A2 d e2 :|
|: g |
~A3 Ac/B/A G2 e | A2 A ABd e2 g | ABA ABE G2 B | A2 A ABd e2 :|

The Grinders

The final crotchet in the sheet music should have been a high D, not a low one.
It’s one of those tunes that can be played in the single major octave early Northumbrian smallpipers had to make do with.

Terry Heigh Ho The Grinder

A great slip jig from the "O’neill’s music of Ireland"

X: 4 ~ “Terry Heigh Ho The Grinder” - rescued duplication

~ /tunes/12524
# Added by Martial - 22/02/2013
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A great slip jig from the "O’neill’s music of Ireland"

# Posted by Martial - 22/02/2013

X: 5 - “Terry Heigh Ho, The Grinder” / “It’s Little for Glory I Care” - O’Neill, 1903 & 1907

S: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 215, 1st setting tune #1139 (1 of 2)
S: O’Neill’s "The Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, page 84, tune #427

Re: The Grinders

Interesting history behind this tune.
There is an English group called the Mellstock Band which calls it "Grenadier’s March" (sounds similar at a stretch)
But I also have some Nothumbrian song collections (no dances) and there is go called "Tally I O the Grinder" which has a great beat but has nothing to do with this tune:
https://youtu.be/qjeem8IRd3M

Re: The Grinders

Apologies for the error on my above post (my Braille display can be a bit pesky). That should have said that one of the collections I have has a song called "Tally I O the Grinder" that appears unrelated, despite this tune also being called that. Video link in above post.

Re: The Grinders

Come to think of it, it also sounds a little bit like the Newcastle tune "The Hexashire Lass."