An Culyek Hos jig

Also known as The Mallard.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

An Culyek Hos has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: An Culyek Hos
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:F|B2 c d2 d|edc B2 F|d2 e f2 g|f>ec B2 F|
B2 c d>cd|edc B2 f|fde f>gf|edc B2:|
|:F|B2 e dcB|d2 c d2 B|B2 c dd/c/B|d2 e f3|
fde f2 f|edc d2 B|fde f>gf|edc B2:|
X: 2
T: An Culyek Hos
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F|B2 c d2 d|edc B2 F|d2 e f2 g|fec dBF|
B2 c dcd|edc B2 F|d2 e f2 g|fec B3||
B2 e dcB|dcB d2 B|B2 c dcB|d2 e f3|
def fgf|edc dcB|def fgf|edc B2||
X: 3
T: An Culyek Hos
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
D|:G2 A B2 B|cBA G2 D|B2 c d2 e|1 dcA BGD:|2 dcA G3||
G2 A BAG|BAG B2 G|G2 A B>AG|B2 c d3|
Bcd ded|cBA BAG|B>cd ded|c>BA G2||
X: 4
T: An Culyek Hos
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E|:A2 B c2 c|dcB A2 E|c2 d e2 f|1 edB cAE:|2 edB A3||
A2 B cBA|cBA c2 A|A2 B c>BA|c2 d e3|
cde efe|dcB cBA|c>de efe|d>cB A2||
X: 5
T: An Culyek Hos
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
K: Fmin
C|:F2 G A2 A|BAG F2 C|A2 B c2 d|1 cBG AFC:|2 cBG F3||
F2 G AGF|AGF A2 F|F2 G A>GF|A2 B c3|
ABc cdc|BAG AGF|A>Bc cdc|B>AG F2||

Four comments


Traditional Folk Songs, Dances and Broadside Ballads Collected in Cornwall"
Merv Davey
Dyllansow Truran, 1983
ISBN: 0-907566-71-5

Page 58: Single Jig: “An Culyek Hos” (16 measures)

16 or 32 bars ~ As happens to single jigs, over time the parts often end up repeating, I’ve given the transcription here with repeats, but it was collected and also is played without repeating the parts…

“An Culyek Hos” / “The Mallard” ~ single jig & song

Notes from “Hengan”: “The tune was collected by Baring Gould from a J. Masters in 1889. He felt that the words were too coarse and in ‘Songs and Ballads of the West’ he gives the tune as a ‘Country Dance’ with his own words ~” (Which I ain’t gonna repeat they are that silly…‘c’) ~ “Another Cornish version is noted by Dunstan in ‘Cornish Folk Song and Dialect’.”

“The words that Baring Gould disliked relate to the devouring of a Mallard, starting with its feet and gradually working through the different parts of the body. ~ ” (Now, that’s more like it, if I can find the lyrics those I might add… 😉 )

“An Culyek Hos” / “The Mallard” ~ all keyed up

K: b minor (as given, but straight and without repeats.)
|: F |
B2 c d2 d | edc B2 F | d2 e f2 g | fec dBF |
B2 c dcd | edc B2 F | d2 e f2 g | fec B3 ||
B2 e dcB | dcB d2 B | B2 c dcB | d2 e f3 |
def fgf | edc dcB | def fgf | edc B2 ||

K: g minor (the key given in “Hengan”)
D |: G2 A B2 B | cBA G2 D | B2 c d2 e |[1 dcA BGD :|[2 dcA G3 ||
G2 A BAG | BAG B2 G | G2 A B>AG | B2 c d3 |
Bcd ded | cBA BAG | B>cd ded | c>BA G2 ||

K: a minor
E |: A2 B c2 c | dcB A2 E | c2 d e2 f |[1 edB cAE :|[2 edB A3 ||
A2 B cBA | cBA c2 A | A2 B c>BA | c2 d e3 |
cde efe | dcB cBA | c>de efe | d>cB A2 ||

K: f minor
C |: F2 G A2 A | BAG F2 C | A2 B c2 d |[1 cBG AFC :|[2 cBG F3 ||
F2 G AGF | AGF A2 F | F2 G A>GF | A2 B c3 |
ABc cdc | BAG AGF | A>Bc cdc | B>AG F2 ||