The Kneebuckle jig

Also known as An Bucla-Gluine, The Knee Buckle.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Kneebuckle has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Kneebuckle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dee fdd | edd fdd | dee fdd | edB B3 | dee fdd | edd fdd | def gfe |
fdB B3 :|
eAA eAA | efe edB | eAA efe | dBA a3 | eAA eAA | efe edB | def gfe | dBA
A3 :|
aba gag | fgf ecA | aba gag | dcB A3 | aba gag | fgf ecA | def gfe | dBA
A3 :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Kneebuckle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
eAA eAA | efe edB | eAA ege | dBA A2 c/d/ |
eAA eAA | efe edB | def gfe | dBA A2 :|
afa geg | fdf ecA | afa geg | dcB A2 a |
afa geg | fdf ecA | def gfe | dBA A2 :|
X: 3
T: The Kneebuckle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dGG dGG | d>dd dcA | dGG d2 d | dcA G3 |
dGG dGG | d>dd dcA | cde fed | cAF G3 :|
|: gdg fcf | ece d2 g | gdg fcf | ece d2 g |
gdg fcf | ece d2 G | cde fed | cAF G3 :|
|: eAA eAA | e>ee edB | eAA e2 e | edB A3 |
eAA eAA | e>ee edB | def gfe | dBG A3 :|
|: aea gdg | fdf e2 a | aea gdg | fdf e2 a |
aea gdg | fdf e2 A | def gfe | dBG A3 :|
X: 4
T: The Kneebuckle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e2 A eAA | ege edB | eAA e/f/ge | dBG A2 c/d/ |
eAA e2 A | e/f/ge edB | def gfe | dB^G A2 :|
aeA gdB | fd/e/f ecA | aea ge/f/g | fdc A2 c |
a2 e g2 d | fdf e2 A | dd/e/f gfe | dB^G A2 :|

Four comments

The Kneebuckle

From a recording of Irish players from Denmark, a group known as “Harp’n’Drum” – thanks to Mich Neilsen for sending me the recording many years ago. There is a 2-part version of this in O’Neill’s, but the lads have a 3rd part from somewhere. Not a well-known tune, but hopefully that may change.

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“The Kneebuckle” ~ O’Neill’s take on it, A Mixolydian

X: 2
T: Kneebuckle, The
S: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 172, tune #927
S: "O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, page 41, tune #160
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amix
|: e |\
eAA eAA | efe edB | eAA ege | dBA A2 c/d/ |
eAA eAA | efe edB | def gfe | dBA A2 :|
|: a |\
afa geg | fdf ecA | afa geg | dcB A2 a |
afa geg | fdf ecA | def gfe | dBA A2 :|

The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/KISS_KY.htm

N: Source for notated version: Abram Sweetman Beamish, a native of the adjoining parish to that of Caheragh, County Cork, where Francis O’Neill was born. Although O’Neill got seven tunes from Beamish, only the “Fairhaired Boy” and “Tie the Bonnet” were previously known to him despite their common place of origin.

“The Kneebuckle”

Discussion: I haven’t a clue ~ by proxy
# Posted on November 3rd 2008 by ceolachan
~ /discussions/19639

I recieved bits and pieces of this tune from the digital ether, someone asking for information but who would be happy with just a name. Now they have one. Then they sent me a link of someone playing this. I found myself playing the bits I’d recieved in Dorian rather than Mixolydian, c natural for the A Dorian take on it. Here’s a quick ABC of it based on the U-Tube performance, that link first ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uszd9RMAY88


~ first as played on the U-Tube link, on a C whistle ~

X: 3
T: Kneebuckle, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gdor / Gmix
|: dGG dGG | d>dd dcA | dGG d2 d | dcA G3 |
dGG dGG | d>dd dcA | cde fed | cAF G3 :|
|: gdg fcf | ece d2 g | gdg fcf | ece d2 g |
gdg fcf | ece d2 G | cde fed | cAF G3 :|

~ and then for those that prefer the fingering as it would be on a D ~

X: 4
T: Kneebuckle, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador / Amix
|: eAA eAA | e>ee edB | eAA e2 e | edB A3 |
eAA eAA | e>ee edB | def gfe | dBG A3 :|
|: aea gdg | fdf e2 a | aea gdg | fdf e2 a |
aea gdg | fdf e2 A | def gfe | dBG A3 :|

It didn’t feel Irish to me, whatever that means, and I’d a niggling that it might be English, or under some foreign influence, possibly a newish composition, maybe with a bit of the fairy dust of ‘country dance’ a la Playford… I was wrong, but my suspicions haven’t ended. It’s a quirky tune and it wouldn’t surprise me if it were ‘borrowed’, but that is all part of what greases the gears of tradition…

“The Kneebuckle” ~ after giving it a go for awhile

X: 5
T: Kneebuckle, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
|: c/d/ |\
e2 A eAA | ege edB | eAA e/f/ge | dBG A2 c/d/ |
eAA e2 A | e/f/ge edB | def gfe | dB^G A2 :|
|: c |\
aeA gdB | fd/e/f ecA | aea ge/f/g | fdc A2 c |
a2 e g2 d | fdf e2 A | dd/e/f gfe | dB^G A2 :|

Is this to do with knee britches? ~ or ~
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=S62KDROxssQ