The Humours of Ballydehob
A fantastic jig to be found in the Irish musicians Bible O’Neils,
I have transposed it into D major. From the playing of Jerry O’Sullivan.
for the purists and idly curious, the original key in O’Neill’s is G Major. (One of those little brain itchies that must be scratched…..)
“Green Forever” / “The Green Forever” ~ & a bit of history…
Just another lovely simple jig… Another take on it is in "Ryan’s Mammoth Collection", 1883, and consequently also in the later "Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes", 1940 ~
T: The Green Forever
B: "Ryan’s Mammoth Collection", 1883, page 90
B: "Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes", 1940, page 60
|: d/c/ |\
BGG AGE | DGG AGE | DGG AGA | Bdd edc |
BGG AGE | DGG AGE | DGG AGA | B.G.G G2 :|
|: c |\
Bdd Acc | Bdd BGE | DGG AGA | BAA ABc |
Bdd Acc | Bdd BGE | DGG AGA | B.G.G G2 :|
“Green Forever” ~ with a second ending ~
T: Green Forever
|: A |\
B2 G AGE | DGG AGE | D2 G A^GA | B/c/dG edc |
B2 G AGE | DGG AGE | D2 G A^GA | BGF G2 :|
|: c |\
Bdd Acc | Bdd BGE | D2 G A^GA | BA^G AA/B/c |
[1 B2 d Acc | B2 d BGE | D2 G A^GA | BGF G2 :|
[2 BGG AGE | DGG AGE | DGG A^GA | BGG G2 |]
I knew that I played this one, but I’m still puzzled, ‘cos I don’t know it under either of these names. Bother - this is going to annoy me all day!
Humours of Ballydehob - I meant D
Heh! 😀 ~ So something to make you fret over eh? I should have remembered that connection too, but I think they are probably different enough, aside form just key, that maybe Jeremy will let this one survive. When I think they are too similar I usually send him an email and I post my duplication in the ‘comments’. If this disappears I’ll make a note to do so…
Poor spin’s in a spin…. 😉 Let me know if you remember the ‘other’ name you think you should know for it…
Green Forever - spinning wildly!
Got it - It’s a Gan Ainm…. I have have it as a jig that follows the Blackthorn Stick and precedes Con Cassidy’s
and it’s in G but an octave up!
T:Humours of Ballydehob
|: g2f efg | d2B BAB | c2A AGA | B2G G2f | g2f efg |
d2B BAB | c2a agf |[1 g3 def :|[2 g3 g2a |:
b2g gfg | b2g gfg | a2f fef | a2f d2a |b2g gfg |
b2g gfg | e2a agf |[1 g3 g2a :|[2 g3 ||
forget all that last post - I’ve just got totally confused! What I just posted is started by the same guy at a local session who does the Green Forever tune. My brain went for a walk!
“Johnny Boyle’s Jig”
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on August 10th 2004 by Kenny.
Yes, I know that, go nicely together…
If your brain bumps into mind would you tell mine that dinner is ready in a little while… 😏
O’Neill’s Gmaj version
Súgradh Béal atha Dá Chab
T: Humours Of Ballydehob, The
d/2c/2|:BGG ABE|DGG AGE|DGG AGA|Bdd edc|
BGG ABE|DGG AGE|DEG ABc|BGG G2:||
c|:Bdd Acc|BdB cGE|DGG AGA|BAA ABc|
Bdd Acc|BdB cGE|DEG ABc|BGG G2:||