Johnny Gorman’s barndance

Also known as Martin Brennan’s Delight.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Johnny Gorman's has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Johnny Gorman's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Duck luck|muck tuck|suck puck|buck fuuu|
DB,DE GFGA|B2 BA ~B3c|d2 ge dBAB|1 G2 g2 g2 GE:|2 G2 g2 g3a||
bagb a2 fa|gfeg dcBc|d2 ge dBAB|GEED Eega|
bagb a2 fa|gfeg dcBc|d2 ge dBAB|1 G2 g2 g3a:|2 [G6G,6] GE||
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Johnny Gorman’s

This is a transcription based on John Carty’s fiddle playing on the 2007 release, "Pathway to the Well," with Matt Molloy and Arty McGlynn. It’s a different tune than the Johnny Gorman’s (aka Throw Away the Keys) in D found here: https://thesession.org/tunes/1540

Go buy the album—it’s the best ould trad cd to come out in years, well steeped in Sligo tunes and style, with a natural, clear balance of all three instruments, mostly recorded at Molloy’s in Westport. Brilliant tunes played amongst friends having fun—doesn’t get any better.

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Title confusion

Coleman actually called this "Martin Brennan’s Delight." He also recorded a tune on the same occasion in 1944 he called "Johnny Gorman’s - Reel," Molloy and Carty got the titles of these tunes mixed up. Coleman played it very pokey for a reel. The other tune is here: https://thesession.org/tunes/8187 Coleman followed MB’s D with "Paddy Shannon’s Polka," note. This was the title he used on this occasion for the polka usually called Casey’s, which title is also from an MC disc.

ABC Corruption

Some malicious soul has somehow messed up the ABC version shown above. Notice that the first line reads:

"Duck luck|muck tuck|suck puck|buck fuuu|", which isn’t any sort of music I’ve ever heard!

A couple of weeks ago I copied-and-pasted the following right from this very page:

D3E G3A|B2 BA ~B3c|d2 ge dBBA|GEED EFGE|
DB,DE GFGA|B2 BA ~B3c|d2 ge dBAB|1 G2 g2 g2 GE:|2 G2 g2 g3a||
bagb a2 fa|gfeg dcBc|d2 ge dBAB|GEED Eega|
bagb a2 fa|gfeg dcBc|d2 ge dBAB|1 G2 g2 g3a:|2 [G6G,6] GE||

It’d be interesting to know the story behind this needless change!

ABC Corruption

If it’s who I think it is, the original submitter left this site ignominiously some time ago, hence the lack of a visible user name, and may have trashed the ABC as a bit of vandalism on his way out.

Uh oh!

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ABC Corruption

If that’s really the case that you found the intact ABCs just a few weeks ago, you should notify Jeremy, as the poster I mentioned left this site last year, and the vandalism took place since then.