The Clumsy Lover Jig jig

Also known as The Clumsy Lover.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Clumsy Lover Jig has been added to 1 tune set.

The Clumsy Lover Jig has been added to 72 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Clumsy Lover Jig
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:cec ece|dfd =gfe|cec ece|dBc dBd|
cec ece|dfd =gfe|cec dB=G|BAG A2B:|
|:cee aec|dee aed|cee aec|dBc dBd|
cee aec|dee aed|cec dB=G|BAG A2B:|
|:ccc eee|ddd =gfe|ccc eee|dBcdBd|
ccc eee|ddd =gfe|cec dB=G|BAG A2B:|
|:caa eac|daa ead|caa eac|B2c dcB|
caa eac|daa ead|cec dB=G|BAG A2B:|
X: 2
T: The Clumsy Lover Jig
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BdB dBd|cec =fed|BdB dBd|cAB cAc|
BdB dBd|cec =fed|BdB cA=F|AGF G2A:|
|:Bdd gdB|cdd gdc|Bdd gdB|cAB cAc|
Bdd gdB|cdd gdc|BdB cA=F|AGF G2A:|
|:BBB ddd|ccc =fed|BBB ddd|cABcAc|
BBB ddd|ccc =fed|BdB cA=F|AGF G2A:|
|:Bgg dgB|cgg dgc|Bgg dgB|A2B cBA|
Bgg dgB|cgg dgc|BdB cA=F|AGF G2A:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: The Clumsy Lover Jig
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:Fdd AdF|Gdd AdG|Fdd AdF|E2F GFE|
Fdd AdF|Gdd AdG|FAF GE=C|EDC D2E:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Clumsy Lover Jig
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:cee eAe|dfd =gfe|cee eAe|dBB B2d|
cee eAe|dfd =gfe|cec dB=G|BAA A2B:|
|:cee aec|dee aed|cee aec|dBB B2d|
cee aec|dee aed|cec dB=G|BAA A2B:|
|:cee eAe|d2f =gfe|cee eAe|dBB B2d|
cee eAe|d2f =gfe|cec dB=G|BAA A2B:|
caa cac|da da da|ca ca ca|Bac daB|
ca ca ca|da da da|cec dB=G|BAA A2B:|
|:cee eAe|dfA =gfe|cee eAe|dBB B2d|
cee eAe|dfA =gfe|cec dB=G|BAA A2B:|
cee aec|dff afd|cee aec|dBB B2 d|
cee aec|dff afd|cec dB=G|BAA A2B:|

Five comments

The Jig version

There is a reel version of that tune. I thought it was relevant to post the jig version, for I believe it has a life of its own.

I really like that when a tune can be played in two different time settings. The Gravel Walks (reel) is another fine example for which Cathal McConnell has brilliantly made a jig version.
This lovely jig (or was it the reel) was written by piper Neil Dickie who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1957 and later emigrated to the maritimes in Canada. I don’t know if its Mr. Dickie who wrote the reel and the jig versions or if its some other clever musician who did it. Anyway, it’s great stuff.

Paddy Keenan plays the reel with Galician piper Carlos Nunez on the wonderful CD Os Amores Libres. It follows the song The Raggle Taggle Gypsy and is in turn followed by a reel, untitled on the album, that I always thought to be from Quebec where its called "La Gigue à Ti-Mé". But hearing it on that album made me wonder if it originates from elsewhere. I did ask Paddy Keenan about that and he could not tell where the tune came from: It was proposed by Nunez’s team and was not identified. If anyone has info on this tune’s origins, I’d like to know.

The Clumsy Lover

There are only 4 parts here. Neil Dickie wrote 6. As far as I know it was Frankie Gavin who first recorded it as a jig on "De Danann’s" "Jacket Of Batteries" LP.
Neil Dickie was asked on radio Scotland’s "Pipelines" programme 2 years ago what he thought of the jig version. He said he didn’t mind how musicians played it, as long as he got the credit for composing it.

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Is it Aidan Coffey who plays the jig version on "Jacket Of Batteries"? Then I think Frankie & co. crack in with the reel after

The Clumsy Lover Jig, X:4

This is the version from Iain MacDonald & Iain MacFarlane - The First Harvest.
There are six parts here, although they repeat a couple of them (3rd & 4th parts) at the end of the tune.

Re: The Clumsy Lover Jig

On "Jacket of Batteries" they are playing the 1st, 2nd, 5th & 6th parts, both for the reel and the jig version.