Going To Donnybrook jig

Also known as The Big Ship Come Over The Bay, The Bouchaleen Buidhe, The Maidens Of Tir Eoghain, McArdle’s Fancy, Off To Donnybrook, Paddy The Dandy, Pride Of Leinster, The Pride Of Leinster.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Going To Donnybrook has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Going To Donnybrook
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E|DGG BGG|AGG GBd|efg dBG|AGA BGE|
DGG BGG|AGG GBd|efg dBG|AGG G2:|
|:f|ggg efg|edB def|ggg eag|fdd d2 f|
ggg efg|edB def|gfe dBA|BGG G2:|
X: 2
T: Going To Donnybrook
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E |DGG BAB | AGG GBd | ege dBG | AGA BGE |
DGG BAB | AGG GBd | ege dBA | BGG G2 :|
|: z |gfg efg | edB def | g3 eag | fdc def |
[1 gfg efg | edB def | gdB AGA | BGG G2 :|
[2 g3 ee/f/g | edB dd/e/f | gba gfe | dBA B2 |]
X: 3
T: Going To Donnybrook
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E |DGG B^AB | AGG GB/c/d | e/f/ge dBG | A^GA B=GE |
DGG B^AB | AGF G2 d | ege dBG | AGF G2 :|
|: f |g2 g e/f/ge | edc def | g2 g eag | fdc d2 f |
[1 gfg efg | edc d2 f | gdB A^GA | BGF G2 :|
[2 ~g3 ege | edc d3 | g/a/ba gfe | dBA B2 |]
X: 4
T: Going To Donnybrook
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E |DGG BGG | AGG GBd | efg dBG | AGG BGE |
DGG BGG | AGG GBd | efg dBG | AGA G2 :|
|: f |gfg efg | edB def | gfg eag | fdd d2 f |
gfg efg | edB def |[1 gfe dBA | BGG G2 :|[2 gba gfe | dBA BG |]

Seven comments

Going to Donnybrook

Just another nice little jig.

The first part is practically identical to "The Ships in Full Sail"
What is your source for this one?

“Off to Donnybrook” ~ Mike MacDougall, Cape Breton Island

X: ;-)
T: Off to Donnybrook
S: Mike MacDougall
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Major
|: E |
DGG BAB | AGG GBd | ege dBG | AGA BGE |
DGG BAB | AGG GBd | ege dBA | BGG G2 :|
|: z |
gfg efg | edB def | g3 eag | fdc def |
gfg efg | edB def | gdB AGA | BGG G2 :|

Mike also has a second ending,he’d sometimes play, the B-part, the last two bars:

[2 gba gfe | dBA B2 ||

“Off to Donnybrook” ~ for the fayre

X: 8-)
T: Off to Donnybrook
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Major
|: E |
DGG B^AB | AGG GB/c/d | e/f/ge dBG | A^GA B=GE |
DGG B^AB | AGF G2 d | ege dBG | AGF G2 :|
|: f |
g2 g e/f/ge | edc def | g2 g eag | fdc d2 f |
[1 gfg efg | edc d2 f | gdB A^GA | BGF G2 :|
[2 ~g3 ege | edc d3 | g/a/ba gfe | dBA B2 ||

“Off to Donnybrook” ~ a little history

"Ryan’s Mammoth Collection" ( = "Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes" )
Boston, 1883

X: 1134
T: Off to Donnybrook
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Major
|: E |
DGG BGG | AGG GBd | efg dBG | AGG BGE |
DGG BGG | AGG GBd | efg dBG | AGA G2 :|
|: f |
gfg efg | edB def | gfg eag | fdd d2 f |
gfg efg | edB def |[1 gfe dBA | BGG G2 :|[2 gba gfe | dBA BG ||

This tune can be found in the Gunn Book of Fermanagh (1865) as the Humours of Donnybrook