Contentment Is Wealth (jig)
There are 2 distinct (or distantly related?) tunes known by this name, but I believe this is the more common one. I picked it up from the playing of Leeds Ceili Band recorded more than 10 years ago. Brian Rooney recorded a very similar version on the box, citing Paddy Killoran as the source.
I’ve just found Paddy O’Brien’s setting of this tune here: https://thesession.org/tunes/1662/comments#comment29254 It deserves a separate post!
The other one’s more common in sessions I go to.
The other "Contentment is Wealth" Jig at
is IMHO very similar - maybe a nice setting to play these two as a four part jig?
If a Cape Bretoner tells you to play the Golden Keyboard, they mean this one.
No. The other "Contentment is Wealth" is the one played as "the Golden Keyboard" in Cape Breton.
Contentment Is Wealth, X:4
Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. This setting doesn’t have the octave leap in the first bar which, I think, makes those in the third and fourth bars a bit more of a contrast.