The Hag’s Dream slip jig

Also known as Breuddwyd Y Wrach, Cailíní Phort Láirge, Drive The World Before Me, Drive The World Before You, Gyrru’r Byd O ‘Mlaen, The Humours Of Jerpoint, Waterford Girls, The Witch’s Dream.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Hag’s Dream appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Hag’s Dream has been added to 1 tune set.

The Hag's Dream has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Hag's Dream
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 d f2 g afd | d2 d f2 d ecA |\
d2 d f2 g afd | f2 f gec d3 :|
|: A2 A c2 d ecA | f2 f c2 d ecA |\
A2 A c2 d ecA |[1 fd/e/f g>ec d3 :|[2 f/g/af g>ec d2 |]
2
X: 2
T: The Hag's Dream
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |GBG B2 c dBG | GB/A/G BG/A/B AFD |\
GBG B2 c dBG | B>dB cAF G2 :|
|: E |DFD F2 G AFD | B^AB F2 G =AFD |\
DF/E/D F2 G A>FD | B/c/dB cAF G2 :|
3
X: 3
T: The Hag's Dream
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: cec e2 f gec | cec e2 c dBG |\
cec e2 f gec | ece fdB c3 :|
|: GBG B2 c dBG | ede B2 c dBG |\
GBG B2 c dBG | ee/e/e fdB c3 :|
4
X: 4
T: The Hag's Dream
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A |d>fd f2g afd |d>fd f2d ecA |dfd f2g afd |faf gec d2 ||
A |AcA c2d ecA |fef Bcd ecA |AcA c2d efg |faf gec d2 ||
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Four comments

"The Hag’s Dream"

I’ve also played this one in C Major…

K: C Major
|: cec e2 f gec | cec e2 c dBG | cec e2 f gec | ece fdB c3 :|
|: GBG B2 c dBG | ede B2 c dBG | GBG B2 c dBG | ee/e/e fdB c3 :|

This tune is more widely known under the title Drive the World Before You (or Me), appearing for example in the 1873 Levy Collection. Also similar to the slip jig Waterford Girls (Cailíní Phort Láirge).

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The Hag’s Dream, X:4

This setting appears in The Petrie Collection of Irish Music, part II, ed. Charles Villiers Stanford (1905), p. 155, no. 617 as “The Humours of Jerpoint”.

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Re: The Hag’s Dream

My favorite version of this tune is by the Welsh group Allan Yn Y Fan. They put it right in the middle of two hornpipes, which isn’t really typical, but I love their rendition of it.
https://youtu.be/cFU-G4yUAXU