Come Under My Dimity slip jig

There are 28 other names for this tune.

Also known as A Bumper At Parting, B’fhearr Liomsa Ainnir Gan Guna, The Devil And The Bailiff, Ditherum Doodle, I’ll Take A Glass With A Friend, Jig An Da Thuistiun, Johnny D’s, Maire Rua, Maire Ruadh, Maire Ruaid, Mall Rua, The Market Stake, Maura Rua, Moll Roe, Moll Roe In The Morning, Moll Roe’s, Moll Rua, The Munsterman’s Flattery, The Night Before Larry Was Stretched, The Night Larry Was Stretched, One Bumper At Parting, Red Haired Mary, Rent In Arrears, The Salt, Sweet Molly Roe, Taim In Arrears, Though Late Was I Plump, The Wheels Of The World.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Come Under My Dimity appears in 2 other tune collections.

Come Under My Dimity has been added to 2 tune sets.

Come Under My Dimity has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Come Under My Dimity
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E|D2 G ABG FGA|B2 B cAB c2 A|DGG AB/A/G FGA|1 B^AB c=AF G2:|2 d2 d cAF G2||
|:B|d2 d cAG F2 A|dB/c/d cAB c2 A|d2 d cAG FGA|1 dBd cAF G2:|2 B^AB c=AF G2||
X: 2
T: Come Under My Dimity
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|Add efd cde|fef gef g2 e|Add efd cde|aba gec d2:|
|:a|afa ged cde|afa gef g2 e|afa ged cde|aba gec d2:|

Eleven comments

“Come Under My Dimity” ~ a pleasant sentiment and a lovely ditty

Discussion: What One Octave Tunes in D exist?
# Posted on September 19th 2007 by Sarah the Flute

Here it is with some history and in another key, D, and simplified ~

X: 2
T: Come Under My Dimity
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
S: Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883, page 95
S: Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes, 1940, page 65
K: D
|: A | Add efd cde | fef gef g2 e | Add efd cde | aba gec d2 :|
|: a | afa ged cde | afa gef g2 e | afa ged cde | aba gec d2 :|

& courtesy of ‘The Fiddler’s Companion’ ~ Andrew Kuntz

New York researcher, musician and writer Don Meade says: “Dimity was a coarse cotton fabric most often used for bed clothes, which makes [the title] a coarse invitation.”

‘c’ ~ I don’t think that’s coarse at all but quite sweet and inviting on a cold Winter’s night…or any night…

Deja vu

Canth - I’m sure I remember seeing this tune being posted by you before. I was certain that I knew it by a different name (which I couldn’t remember) and searched through all the slip jigs in G to find it.

Anyway, I’ve just done it again, and it’s pretty much the same tune as

…although yours is a much more elegant version. (Perhaps Jeremy would delete the older one🙂)

Or maybe it’s a different tune - it’s got a different name, after all. Just another point on the spectrum.

Yeah this is the same tune, I reckon.

I’d had similar suspicions and had done the usual extensive search, different keys and bars but nothing came up, despite the ‘deja vu’ feeling… Ah well… 😏

Dow, you’re like a cabbage moth to brussel sprouts when it comes to me slippin’ on a digital banana. I have been working on those polkas you sent me, honest… 😛

Maybe it is has enough significant difference that it will survive? At least you guys found the link I couldn’t. Weird that, as I must have tried a ton of different permutations on the melody, and in at least three keys ~ D, G & A… Maybe it’s also here in F or Bb?

You do know this sort of carry on can lead to other things, don’t you? ~

“We’ll All Lie Together” ~ slip jig
Key signature: Dmixolydian
Submitted on September 30th 2007 by ceolachan.

Re: Come Under My Dimity

Isn’t it the same as Táimse in Arrears, which is also a song?