Get Up Early jig

Also known as Eirig Go Moc, Eirig Suas Ga Moc.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Get Up Early appears in 2 other tune collections.

Get Up Early has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Get Up Early
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
D2 G GFG|AcA d2 =e|fed cAF|BGE AFD|
D2 G GFG|AcA d2 =e|fed cAF|GAF G2 G:|
g2 d g2 d|gab ag=e|f2 c f2 d|fga gf=e|
[1 g2 d g2 d|gab a2 g|fed cAF|GAF G2 G:|
[2 gab fga|=efg d2 e|fed cAF|GAF G2 G||
2
X: 2
T: Get Up Early
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:D|D2G G^FG|A2d d2e|f2d cBA|B2G AFD|
D2G G^FG|A2d d2e|f2d cA^F|G3 G2:|
|:g|g2d g2d|g2b a2g|f2d f2d|f2d cAF|
[1 g2d g2d|g2b a2g|f2d cA^F|G3 G2:|
[2 g2d g2a|b2g a2g|f2d cA^F|G3 G2||
# Added by muirn .

Eight comments

Get Up Early

I learned this tune from O’Neil’s 1001 but this version is slightly different.Enjoy!

"The Rakes Of Kildare" ~ family members

Key signature: A Dorian (& played in G Dorian as well)
Submitted on May 25th 2001 by Jeremy.
https://thesession.org/tunes/84

"Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water" / "The Galbally Farmer"
Key signature: G Major (Dorian)
Submitted on March 6th 2004 by Kenny.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2611

Get Up Early, X:2

Version of the tune as it appears in O’Neill’s 1001 as #369. The key is properly set as Gmin, although it makes the key signature slightly redundant. This version is transcribed more or less as a straight single jig with heavy-light pairs left in where the previous version often substituted triplets.

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Re: Get Up Early

The key is G dorian, not G minor. So the Es are natural by default, and you can save a flat in the signature.

Re: Get Up Early

Captain Francis O’Neill named and renamed quite a few tunes, and I’ve often wondered whether we can detect some humour in the titles. Sergeant James Early, a Chicago policeman and piper (who was taught by David Quinn - "Old Man Quinn" https://thesession.org/tunes/2028 ) was responisible for many of the tunes in O’Neill’s collections; could it be that "Get Up Early" and others such as "Boil the Breakfast Early" and "Early in the Morning" refer to the sergeant in question?

[I’ve just found "Get Up Early" in Bunting’s 1840 collection, so that’s my theory up in smoke! 🙂 )

Re: Get Up Early

Makes a fun story nonetheless, Nigel, true or not! :D

Re: Get Up Early

Corrected to G dorian, I was distracted by O’Neill’s choice of notation and missed what was under my nose.

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