Johnny Doherty’s jig

Also known as John Doherty’s, Priest In His Boots, The Priest In His Boots.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Johnny Doherty’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Johnny Doherty's has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Johnny Doherty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FGA ABc | ded cAG | FGA BAB | =cBc A2G |
FGA ABc | ded cBA | ~g3 bag | fdc d3 :||
fed efg | afd cBA | FEF BAB | =cBc A2g |
fed efg | afd cBA | ~g3 bag | fdc d3 :||
2
X: 2
T: Johnny Doherty's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAA ABc|ded cBA|FAA BAG|cBc A2G|
FAA ABc|ded cBA|gfg bag|1 edc d2A:|2 edc d2e|
|:fed efg|afd cBA|FAA BAG|cBc A2g|
fed efg|afd cBA|gfg bag|1 edc d2e:|2 edc d2A||

Five comments

Doherty’s Jig

I put this one in D although it flip flops between Dmajor & DMixolydian all over the place. The trick to this tune is to sort out the C naturals from the C#’s. the rest is gravy. I’ve heard this jig used to start off the "Cock & The Hen/Humours of Whiskey" (Slip Jigs) set with great effect. This is one of those tunes that works great on every instrument. If Johnny Doherty actually wrote it I have no clue.

John Doherty’s Jig

Joel Bernstein and Randall Bays have a jig with the same name in a medly that follows with another jig - "The Humours of Trim".

They recorded it on the "Pigtown Fling" CD. I think it might be played in the Key of A in their version, if indeed it’s actually the same tune.

Doherty’s/Priest in his Boots

Trevor emailed me another setting of this tune w/o the C# C natural madness. He learned it with the title "priest in his boots" here’e the abcs

FAA ABc|ded cBA|FAA BAG|cBc A2G|
FAA ABc|ded cBA|gfg bag|1 edc d2A:|2 edc d2e|
|:fed efg|afd cBA|FAA BAG|cBc A2g|
fed efg|afd cBA|gfg bag|1 edc d2e:|2 edc d2A||

Bays and Bernstein

It’s a different tune that Randall and Joel recorded. Same name but different altogether…

JohnDoherty’s jig

The recording "Mad Baloney’s" referring to with the 2 slip-jigs is the first "Cherish The Ladies" album, recorded in 1985/1986 ?
Played as a flute duet by Patty Bronson and Laura MacKenzie, accompanied by Daithi Sproule on guitar.

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