Spatter The Dew slip jig

Also known as Sciap An Druct, Towards Up And Towards Down.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Spatter The Dew has been added to 1 tune set.

Spatter The Dew has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Spatter The Dew
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E3 E2 F G2 F | D3 D2 B AFD |\
EFE E2 F G2 B | AFA dAG FED :|
|: E2 B B2 F G2 F | E2 B B2 G AFD |\
[1 E2 B B2 F G2 B | AFA dAG FED :|
[2 E2 B A>Bc dcB | AF/G/A dAG FED ||
|: B2 e e2 ^d e2 =d | B2 e e2 a fdB |\
[1 A2 d d2 c d3 | A2 d d2 B AFD :|
[2 ff/g/a efe d2 A | BB/c/d AdG FED ||
|: B3 ABA G2 F | E2 ^D E2 B AFD |\
[1 B/c/dB ABA G2 B | AFA d2 B AFD :|
[2 B2 d AA/B/c d2 B | AF/G/A dAG FED |]
2
X: 2
T: Spatter The Dew
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: EFE E2 F G2 F | DED D2 B AFD |\
E2 E E2 F G2 B | AF/G/A dAG FED :|
|: E2 B B2 F G2 F | E2 B B2 G AFD |\
[1 E2 B B2 F G2 B | AFA dAG F2 D :|
[2 E2 B ABc dcB | AFA dAG FED ||
|: B2 e e/f/ed e2 d | Bee e2 a fdB |\
[1 Add dcd d2 B | A2 e d2 B AFD :|
[2 fga e/f/ge d2 A | BB/c/d dAG F2 D ||
|: B/c/dB Ac/B/A G2 F | EFE E2 B AFD |\
[1 BdB ABA G2 B | AFA dAG F2 D :|
[2 Bcd ABc dcB | AFd d2 G FED |]
3
X: 3
T: Spatter The Dew
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: EFE E2F G2B | EFE E2B AFD |EFE E2F G3 | AFD AFD AFD :|
E2B B2F G2B | E2B B2G AFD | E2B B2F G2B | AFD AFD AFD |
E2B B2F G2B | E2B B2G AFA | B3 AB^c dcB|AFD AFD AFD ||
B2e e2f e2=c | B2e e2g fed | B2d d2c d3 | B2d d2B AFA |
B2e e2f e2=c | B2e e2g fed | fga gfe d3 | B2^c d2B Adc ||
B=cB ABA G2B | EFE E2B AFA | B=cB AB^c dcB | AFD AFD AFD |
B3 A2B G2B | EFE E2B AFA| B=cB AB^c dcB | AFD AFD AFD |]
4
X: 4
T: Spatter The Dew
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EFE E2 F G2 B | EFE E2 B AFD | EFE E2 F G2 B | AFA dAG FED :|
E2 B B2 FG2F | E2B B2 G AFD | E2 B B2FG2B | AFA dAG FED |
E2BB2F G2F | E2B B2G AFD | E2B ABc dcB | AFA DAG FED ||
B2e e/f/ed e2d | B2e e2a fdB | A2 D d2 c d2B | A2 e d2B AFD | B2e e/f/ed e2d |
B2 e e2a fdB | fga efg d2A | B2c A2G FED ||BdB ABA G2F |
EFE E2B AFD | BdB ABA G2B | AFA dAG FED | BdB ABA G2F |
EFE E2B AFD | Bcd ABc dcB | AFA dAG FED |]

Ten comments

"Spatter the Dew" ~ other ways with it

X: 2
T: Spatter the Dew
B: “O’Neill’s Music of Ireland”, 1903, page 119, No. 223
B: “O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems”, 1907, page 87, No. 446
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: Hop Jig / Slip Jig
K: E Dorian
|: EFE E2 F G2 F | DED D2 B AFD |
EFE E2 F G2 B | AFA dAG FED :|
|: E2 B B2 F G2 F | E2 B B2 G AFD |
[1 E2 B B2 F G2 B | AFA dAG FED :|
[2 E2 B ABc dcB | AFA dAG FED ||
|: B2 e e/f/ed e2 d | B2 e e2 a fdB |
[1 A2 d d2 c d2 B | A2 e d2 B AFD :|
[2 fga efg d2 A | B2 c A2 G FED ||
|: BdB ABA G2 F | EFE E2 B AFD |
[1 BdB ABA G2 B | AFA dAG FED :|
[2 Bcd ABc dcB | AFA dAG FED |]

The only difference from the above is that for the D-part (4th/last), first measure, 2nd beat it’s AGA the first time, instead of the more usual ABA…options, up or down…

"Spatter the Dew"

There is also a 5-part tune which is significantly different from this melody. I’ll add later, hopefully, if I don’t find it already here…

Half remembered: “The Winding Stairs” ~ parts B & C of “Spatter the Dew”

Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on January 6th 2007 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/6603

Longford Versions from the 19th century

This tune appears in two manuscripts of fiddle players from north Longford that were written in the last quarter of the 19th century. The first one, entitled "Moggies Slippers" is quite a garbled version containing the first two parts only while the second one, entitled "Towards Up and Towards Down", is a beautiful four part version of this tune.

Interesting, please consider adding the 4-part version, especially if it’s something you’ve enjoyed playing.

Moggies Slippers - delete

On mature reflection, the Moggie Slippers I refer to here is actually a different slip jig to this one. Without careful examination its easy to get mixed up between the various versions given that they often share a similar motif.

Ceolachan: the version of "Towards Up and Towards Down" would not add anything much to the versions provided here already but thanks for the request nonetheless.

Spatter The Dew, X:4

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch.

Re: Spatter The Dew

Famous Scottish classical guitarist David Russell arranged and recorded a wonderful arrangement of this tune on his “Message of the Sea” CD. Sheet music to his arrangement of this time and about half of the tunes on the CD are available in a book with the same title.