Tumbledown jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Tumbledown has been added to 2 tune sets.

Tumbledown has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Tumbledown
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
D|:EFE EFG| FED GFG|ABc BAG|AGF GFD|
(3DEEE EFG|FED dAG|FGE DEF|EFE E2D:|
|:EFE d2c-|c2B~A2F|GAB AGF|GFE FED|
EFE d2c-|c2B~A2F|GFE DEF|EFE E2D:|
2
X: 2
T: Tumbledown
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
D|EFE EFG| FED GFG|ABc BAG|AGF GFD|
EFE EFG|FED dAG|FGE DEF|EFE E2:|
|:D|EFE dEc|EBE ~A2F|GAB AGF|GFE FED|
EFE dEc|EBE ~A2F|GFE DEF|EFE E2:|
3
X: 3
T: Tumbledown
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
D|: ~E3 EFG | FED GFG | ABc BAG | AGF GFD |
~E3 EFG | FED dAF | GFE DEF | ~E3 E2D :|
|: ~E3 d2c- | cB2 ~A2F | GAB AGF | GFE FED |
~E3 d2c- | cB2 ~A2F | GFE DEF | ~E3 E2D :|
4
X: 4
T: Tumbledown
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
D|: EFE EFG | FED ~G2G | ABc BAG | AGF GFD |
EFE EFG | FED dAG | FGE DEF | EFE E2D :|
|: EFE d2c- | cB2 ~A2F | GAB AGF | GFE FED |
EFE d2c- | cB2 ~A2F | GFE DEF | EFE E2D :|

Five comments

Tumbledown

I got this interesting jig from NYC box player Patty Furlong, who said that the tune’s second section was inspired by some step dancers, who, attempting to execute some heel clicks, well, um, tumbled down. Does anyone know the composer?

Composer

I have this CD in the car at the moment. Composer was James O’Grady - a piper and fiddler from Luton who plays with the Clare group "Planxty O’Rourke" - according to the sleeve notes.

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Or …

Here’s my take on it …

D|EFE EFG| FED GFG|ABc BAG|AGF GFD|
EFE EFG|FED dAG|FGE DEF|EFE E2:|
|:D|EFE dEc|EBE ~A2F|GAB AGF|GFE FED|
EFE dEc|EBE ~A2F|GFE DEF|EFE E2:|

Slightly different but different none the less …
JQQ

Tumbledown, X:4

From the playing of Patty Furlong.

Close to X1, which was also transcribed from Patty, but, with a few subtle differences. Most important being the timing of the syncopated part of the turn (X4 matches X3 in this as well).