Denis Murphy’s slide

Also known as Abbey’s Green Isle, Clifford Slide #1, The Goulin, The Whistling Thief.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Denis Murphy’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Denis Murphy's has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Denis Murphy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B2B BAB d2B G2A|BAB d2B A3 G2A|
B2B BAB d2B G2A|B2e e2d e3 e3:|
|:B2g g2f g2e B2A|B2g g2f g3 a3|
bag agf g2e fed|B2e e2d e3 e3:|
X: 2
T: Denis Murphy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B3 B^AB d2 B G2 =A | B^AB d2 B =A2 B G2 A |
B2 B B^AB d2 B G2 =A |[1 B2 e e2 ^d e2 g fe=d :|[2 B2 e e2 ^d e3- e2 =d ||
|: B2 g g2 f g2 e dBA | B2 g g2 f g3- g2 a |
bag agf gfe ff/e/d |[1 B2 e e2 ^d e3- e2 =d :|[2 B2 e e2 ^d e2 g fe=d |]
X: 3
T: Denis Murphy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B3 BAB d2 B G2 A | B2 e d2 B A2 B G2 A |
B3 BAB d2 B G2 A |[1 Bee e2 d e2 f ged :|[2 Bee e2 d e3- e2 d ||
|: B2 g g2 f g2 e dBA | B2 g g2 f g3 g2 a |
bag agf gfe fed |[1 Bee e2 d e3- e2 d :|[2 Bee e2 d e2 f ged |]
X: 4
T: Denis Murphy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c2c cBc e2c A2B|cBc e2c B3 A2B|
c2c cBc e2c A2B| c2f f2e f3 f2e:|
|:c2a a2g a2f ecB| c2a a2g a3 a2b|
c'ba bag a2f gfe| c2f f2e f3 f2e:|
X: 5
T: Denis Murphy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B3 BAB d2B G2A|BAB d2B ABA G2A|
B3 BAB d2B G2A|B2e e2d e3 d2c:|
|:B2d g2f g2e d2c|B2d g2f g3 a3|
bag agf gfe fed|B2e e2d e3 d2c:||

Eight comments

I know. I should burn in hell for naming it “Denis Murphy’s”.

But that’s what it is! From the playing of the man himself, off the Music from Sliabh Luachra RTE cut. Track 10 in all its slidin’-y glory. Took a family vaca to Lake George so I barricaded myself in the motel room and came out with this tune! Lovely.

—DtM

“Denis Murphy’s” ~ a very different take, but the same tune

X: 2
T: Denis Murphy’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: G Major
|: B3 B^AB d2 B G2 =A | B^AB d2 B =A2 B G2 A |
B2 B B^AB d2 B G2 =A |[1 B2 e e2 ^d e2 g fe=d :|[2 B2 e e2 ^d e3- e2 =d ||
|: B2 g g2 f g2 e dBA | B2 g g2 f g3- g2 a |
bag agf gfe ff/e/d |[1 B2 e e2 ^d e3- e2 =d :|[2 B2 e e2 ^d e2 g fe=d |]

Another title, anyway…

For what it’s worth, David Taylor calls this tune Abbey’s Green Isle in his book "Music of Ireland: A Mighty Tune!" (Mallinson, 1995)

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X: 3 “The Goulin”

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
https://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 10 (Side B, track 3) ~ the 2nd polka of two

Q: 136-142 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth notes)

~ the 2nd ‘slide’ of two 😏

Denis Murphy’s, X:4

Another version acording to Danú set. Hi from Argentina.

Clifford Slide - The Whistling Thief

This tune is played with 2 other Clifford slides, called
Clifford Slide #2 The Goulaine
Cliffore Slide #3 The Bonard

I will include them as separate tunes.