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.
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…
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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