The Green Forest jig

Also known as Come Along With Me, Come West Along With Me, The Hideout, Innisfree, Kilhouries.

There are 20 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Green Forest appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Green Forest has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Green Forest has been added to 90 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

1
X: 1
T: The Green Forest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ge|dBG GAG|GBd efg|dBG GBd|ecA ABc|
dBG EFG|DGB ABc|ded cAF|AGF G:|
|:Ad|gfg GBd|gbg afd|gfg Bcd|ecA A2 f|
gfe ded|cBc ABc|ded cAF|AGF G:|
2
X: 2
T: The Green Forest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g|dBG GFG|GBd efg|dBG GBd|ecA ABc|
dBG EFG|DGB ABc|dec BcA|BGG G2:|
|:B|gfg GBd|gbg afd|gfg GBd|ecA A2d|
gfe ded|cBc ABc|dec BcA|BGG G2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Green Forest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:g|dBG GAG|GBd efg|dBG GBd|ecA ABc|
dBG DEG|DGB ABc|.d2e cAF|1 AGF G(3Bcd:|2 AGF GBd||
gdB GBd|g3 afd|gdB G(3Bcd|e2A A(3Bcd|
gfe ded|cBc ABc|d2e cAF|AGF G(3Bcd|
gdB GBd|gbg afd|gdB G(3Bcd|e2A A(3Bcd|
gfe d2e|cBc ABc|d2e cAF|AGF GBd||
4
X: 4
T: The Green Forest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e|dBG GAG|GBd efg|dBG GBd|ecA ABc|
dBG E2 G|DGB ABc|ded B2 A|BGF G2:|
|:d|ggg B2 d|ggg agf|g3 dBd|ecA A2 d|
gfe ddd|cBc ABc|ded B2 A|BGF G2:|
5
X: 5
T: The Green Forest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ge|dBG GAG|GBd efg|dBG GBd|ecA ABc|
dBG EFG|DGB ABc|dec BcA|BGF G:|
|:Bd|gfg GBd|gfg afd|gfg GBd|ecA ABd|
gfe ded|cBc ABc|dec BcA|BGF G:|
# Added by Shan .
6
X: 6
T: The Green Forest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e|dBG GAG|GBd efg|dBG GBd|ecA ABc|
dBG E2 G|DGB ABc|ded B2 A|BGF G2:|
|:d|g3 B2 d|g3 agf|g3 dB/c/d|ecA A2 d|
gfe d3|cBc ABc|ded B2 A|BGF G2:|
# Added by JACKB .
7
X: 7
T: The Green Forest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
fe|:dBG G(3BAG|GBd edg|dBG GBd|ecA ABc|
dBG E3|DGB ABc|ded B2A|1 AGF Gze:|2 AGF GBd||
|:gfg Gdg|gfg afd|gfg Gdg|ecA Acd|
[1g3 d(3fed|cBc ABc|ded B2A|AGF GBd:|
[2gfe ded|cBc ABc|ded BdA|AGF Gze||
8
X: 8
T: The Green Forest
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:g|dBG GBG|GB/c/d efg|dBG GB/c/d|ecA ABc|
dBG E2G|DGG ABc|ded cBA|1 BGF G2:|2 BGF GBd||
|:gfg GBd|~g3 bge|gfg GB/c/d|ecA AB/c/d|
gfe d^cd|cBc ABc|ded cBA|1 BGF GBd:|2 BGF G3||

Twelve comments

Aka "Come Along With Me"

This is from a .pdf of the scanned manuscript of Martin Mulvilhill’s collection, p.74 Tune #45
(a handwritten note at the bottom of page indicates he got it from Brendan).

Here is "Come Along With Me" (from O’Neill) copied and pasted from Andrew Kuntz’s Fiddlers
Companion:

X:1
T:Come Along with Me [2]
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 337
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:G
g|dBG GFG|GBd efg|dBG GBd|ecA ABc|
dBG EFG|DGB ABc|dec BcA|BGG G2:|
|:B|gfg GBd|gbg afd|gfg GBd|ecA A2d|
gfe ded|cBc ABc|dec BcA|BGG G2:|

this tune is also apparently called Paddy Fahy’s Jig — not this, I think:

https://thesession.org/tunes/2561

The Hideout

Finbarr Dwyer recorded this as The Hideout.

The Hideout

Finbarr Dwyer recorded this as The Hideout and it’s also in one of Breathnach’s volumes (I think its No.3) under the title Paddy O’Brien’s which I WON’T stick in as an alternative title (ahem..!). 🙂

As played by Steph Geremia on "The Open Road"

X: 1
T: Green Forest, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|:g | dBG GAG | GBd efg | dBG GBd | ecA ABc |
dBG DEG | DGB ABc | .d2e cAF |1 AGF G(3Bcd :|2 AGF GBd ||
|gdB GBd | g3 afd | gdB G(3Bcd | e2A A(3Bcd|
gfe ded |cBc ABc | d2e cAF |AGF G(3Bcd |
|gdB GBd | gbg afd | gdB G(3Bcd | e2A A(3Bcd|
gfe d2e |cBc ABc | d2e cAF |AGF GBd ||

The Green Forest

Joe Ryan recorded this tune on his superb album ‘An Buachaill Dreoite’ under the name ‘Kilhouries’.

Innisfree

From "Owenmore ceili band" by Owenmore ceili band, track 6, 2nd tune.

Gan Ainm

The second tune of a set of jigs (roughly) as played by the McAuley family. Anyone have a name for this one?

Re: Gan Ainm

PS - great version recorded by Steph Geremia on her first CD.

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Re: Gan Ainm

Thanks Kenny! All well here. Hope the same with you. Off to Milltown, I presume? If so, have a good one! All the best, Tim

The Green Forest, X:8

This is a setting of this jig from Wexford All- Ireland accordion winner Tom Ferris. Unusually for Tom, he never had a name for it and had learned it from another great Wexford player George Ross. Tom usually referred to it as Georgie’s Number 1, because there were a few other jigs from George Ross’s repetoire that he hadn’t names for. The wonders of Tunepal have solved the name issue for me. Tom usually played this tune first in a set that had the Second setting of Tatter Jack Walsh (which I’ve posted a few minutes ago) as the middle jig and finished with another George Ross tune (which Tunepal has identified as the pride of the west, or Jack Coen’s leg of the duck). Tom would usually have referred to this jig as ‘Georgie’s Number 2’. I’ll post a setting of that to complete the set of three tunes.