The Cook In The Kitchen jig

Also known as Cook In The Galley, The Cook In The Galley, The Northside Kitchen.

There are 59 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Tatter Jack Walsh (a few times), The Castlebar Races (a few times) and The Frieze Breeches (a few times).

The Cook In The Kitchen has been added to 41 tune sets.

The Cook In The Kitchen has been added to 538 tunebooks.

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Twelve settings

X: 1
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E | DGG GFG | =FDE ~F3 | DGG GFG | A2 d cAG |
DGG GFG | =FDE F2 d | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
|: A | ~B3 BAG | ~A3 AGF | ~G3 GFG | A2 d cAG |
~B3 BAG | ~A3 A2 d | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
|: B | d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | B/c/dB cAG |
d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
X: 2
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAd ded|cAB =c3|dAd dcd|eaa ged|
dAd ded|cAB =c2a|ged cde|1 fdd d3:|2 fdd d2e||
|:f2f fed|e2e e3|Add dcd|eaa ged|
f2f fed|e2e e2a|ged cde|fdd d3:|
|:A2B c2d|e2d cBA|GED CDE|FDD GEE|
A2B c2d|e2d cBA|GED CDE|FDD D3:|
X: 3
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: E | DGG GAG |FDE {G}FDC | DGG ABc | dgg ^fdc|
{c}BAB G^FG|FDE F2 d| {d} cAG ^FGA| BGG G2:|
|:A| {D}G2 g def|{d}cAF FGA|{D}G2 g def|~edc de^f|
{a}g^fg BAB| ~A2 G FGA| {c}BAB {d}cA^F|GAG G2:|
|"Var A3& A4" {c} BAB {e}cBc| def gdc|"Var B4 & B5" efc de^f| ~a3 B2 G|
X: 4
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
DGG GAG | FDE {G}FDC | DGG ABc | dgg ^fdc |
{c}BAB G^FG | FDE F2 d | {d} cAG ^FGA | BGG G2 :|
{D}G2 g def | {d}cAF FGA | {D}G2 g def | ~edc de^f |
{a}g^fg BAB | ~A2 G FGA | {c}BAB {d}cA^F | GAG G2 :|
~ | {c} BAB {e}cBc | def gdc | ~
~ | efc de^f | ~a3 B2 G | ~
X: 5
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2|: E | DGG GAG | =FDE =F2E | DGG GFG | A2 d cAG |
DGG GAG | =FDE =F2 d | cAG FGA |BGF G2:|
|: A | ~B3 BAG | ~A3 AGF | ~G3 GFG | A dd cAG |
~B3 BAG | ~A3 A2 d | cAG FGA | BGF G2 :|
|: B | d2 e f2g | ^gag fed | cAG FGA | BGB AFA |
D2E F2 g | ^gag fed | cAG FGA |1 BGF G2 :|2 B_BA G2||
X: 6
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E | DGG GAG | FDE =F3 | DGG GFG | A2 d cAG |
DGG GAG | FDE =F2 d | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
|: A | B3 BAG | A3 AGF | G3 GFG | A2 d cAG |
B3 BAG | A3 A2 d | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
|: B | d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | B/c/dB cAG |
d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | BGG G2 :||
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X: 7
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: E | DG{A}G {B}GAG | FDE =F3 | DGG GFG | A2 d cAG |
DGG GAG | FDE =F2 d | cAG FGA | BGF G2 :|
|: A | ~B3 BAG | .A.c.A .AGF | ~G3 GFG | A.d.d cAG |A
~B3 BAG | ~A3 A2 d | cAG FGA | BGF G2 :|
|: B | d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | ~B3 dBG |
d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | BGF G2 :|
X: 8
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B|Add ded|=cAB c2B|Add dcd|eaa gec|
Add ded|=cAB c2a|ged cde|fdc d2:|
|:e|fgf fed| efe age|ded dcd|eaa ged|
|fgf fed| efe efa|ged cde|fdc [1 d2:|2 dc|]
|:B|A2B c2d| efd cBA|ged cde|efa gec|
A2B c2d| efd cBA|ged cde|fdc [1 dc:|2 d2|]
X: 9
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GDG {A}GAG | FDE F2A | GDG {A}GDG | BdB cAG |
{A}GDG BDG | FDE F2d | cAG FGA | BGG {A}G2A :|
|:BcB {d}BAG | ABA {B}AGF | GAG FGA | BdB cAG |
BcB {d}BAG | ABA {B}A2d | cAG FGA | BGG {A}G2 A:|
|: d2 e f2g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA | BdB cAG |
d2 e f2 g | a2 g fed | cAG FGA |1 BGG {A}G2d :|2 BGG {A}G3|]
X: 10
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DGG GAB | ABA A2e | dBB cAA | BGG ABA |
DGG GAB | ABA A2e | d2B cBA |1 G3 G3 :|2 G3 GBd ||
|: g2g gfg | f2e fed | e2d efg | a2g e2f |
g2B Bcd | e2A Ace | d2B ABA |1 G3 GBd :|2 G3 G3 ||
X: 11
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DGG GFG | ABA ABc | d2B c2A | B2G A2F |
DGG GFG | ABA ABc | d2B cAF |1 G3 G3 :|2 G3 def ||
|: g2g gag | faf fed | e2d efg | fag fed |
g3 Bcd | e2A Ace | d2B cAF |1 G3 def :|2 G3 G3 ||
X: 12
T: The Cook In The Kitchen
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DGG GFG | ABA ABc | d2B c2A | B2G A2F |
DGG GFG | ABA ABc | d2B cBA |1 G3 G3 :|2 G3 def ||
|: g2g gfe | f2f fed | e2e efg | a2g e2f |
g2B Bcd | e2A ABc | d2B cBA |1 G3 def :|2 G3 G3 ||

Twenty-five comments

Bread and Butter

Another bread & butter tune, the F naturals in the first part give this tune a lift. A good jig to pair with tunes like "Petticoat Loose" or "High Part of the Road" This tune is also good to practice your Fnats on flute whistle if you don’t have them down yet.

I hope you have a keyed flute. :-)

I’ve heard this one played with the first F in bars 2 and 6 played as an F# - probably arising from pipers, and flute players with keyless flutes being unable to half-hole quick enough to get in the Fnatural.

It goes nicely before Tatter Jack Walsh.

I like to play this tune followed by Seamus Cooleys and then Jim Wards jigs. I’m guilty of playing those F#’s after a year of hit or miss with the F naturals. Someday when I have a keyed flute, that will change : )
Joyce

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An alternate version

Here’s a version I got from Ayelet Hacohen in Israel. She says that Amir, a guitar and mandoline player, transcribed it following a Dubliners interpretation.
I like this version (which is not a plain transposition of the standard one in G - and does not have any difficult flute/whistle fingerings!) and find that it sits nicely after "Dusty Windowsills" in Ador.


T: Cook In The Kitchen, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|:dAd ded|cAB =c3|dAd dcd|eaa ged|
dAd ded|cAB =c2a|ged cde|1 fdd d3:|2 fdd d2e||
|:f2f fed|e2e e3|Add dcd|eaa ged|
f2f fed|e2e e2a|ged cde|fdd d3:|
|:A2B c2d|e2d cBA|GED CDE|FDD GEE|
A2B c2d|e2d cBA|GED CDE|FDD D3:|

O’Neill’s Version

I just noticed that in O’Neill’s Music Of Ireland Tune 1042, the F’s are all sharps - no naturals at all. Anybody know anything abut when they came in? Or did he get it wrong?

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Duplication ~

Yes!!! :-/

“The Cook in the Kitchen” / “Northside Kitchen” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: G Mixolydian
Submitted on February 9th 2008 by Horse Badorties.
~ /tunes/8246

X: 3
T: Northside Kitchen
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Mixolydian
|: E |\
DGG GAG | FDE {G}FDC | DGG ABc | dgg ^fdc |
{c}BAB G^FG | FDE F2 d | {d} cAG ^FGA | BGG G2 :|
|: A |\
{D}G2 g def | {d}cAF FGA | {D}G2 g def | ~edc de^f |
{a}g^fg BAB | ~A2 G FGA | {c}BAB {d}cA^F | GAG G2 :|

Variation: A-part, bars 3 & 4
~ | {c} BAB {e}cBc | def gdc | ~

Variation: B-part, bars 4 & 5
~ | efc de^f | ~a3 B2 G | ~

Here’s where I got this tune

Z: transcribed from version at Natalie MacMaster’s website
Z: http://www.nataliemacmaster.com/recordings/sheetmusic.htm

# Posted on February 9th 2008 by Horse Badorties

I’ve only just realized this is a direct rip-off from Natalie’s site, note for note, not a wise or considerate move…

This is not only a duplication, it’s a direct note-for-note rip-off from Natalie MacMaster’s website ~ definitely not considerate. Linking to another transcription in the ‘comments’ is OK, but to grab her transcription off of her site, right down to the ornaments and variations, is a bit tacky…

“Northside Kitchen” ~ a collision between two jigs

https://thesession.org/tunes/8246
https://thesession.org/tunes/8246/comments

~ because the second part is different the above entry remains…

It seems that the ‘rip-off’ of this chimera jig, which I recognize as a collision between two jigs, but haven’t managed to find the B-part yet, is an exact copy, including variations, of a transcription by Paul Cranford as given here ~

"Brenda Stubbert’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
Edited by Paul Stewart Cranford
Cranford Publications
ISBN: 0-9691181-4-7
http://www.cranfordpub.com/
http://www.cranfordpub.com/books/stubbert.htm

Page 41: "Norside Kitchen" ~ exactly as given here, including the variations… The name coined by Paul Cranford…

“Northside Kitchen” ~ who’s ripped off who with this chimera of a jig?

Note-for-note, ornament-for-ornament, including variations ~ this transcription was made by Paul Stewart Cranford for the following:

"Brenda Stubbert’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
Edited by Paul Stewart Cranford
Cranford Publications
ISBN: 0-9691181-4-7
http://www.cranfordpub.com/
http://www.cranfordpub.com/books/stubbert.htm

Page 41: "Norside Kitchen" ~ exactly as given here, including the variations… The name was coined by Paul. Here are the notes from that entry ~

This setting of an old Irish jig came from a long line (at least four generations of Northside Irish fiddlers) starting with Henry Fortune > Joe Confiant > Robert Stubbert > Brenda. Henry was gone long before my time and Old Joe was about 80 when I met him. Joe, Robert and Brenda all have slightly different variations (Joe varied almost all of his tunes with each repetition), so I included a couple of extra twists from those sources.

Although previously an untitled traditional jig, the first turn of ‘Northside Kitchen’ is closely related to another well-known Irish jig, ‘The Cook in the Kitchen’, so I came up with the above title. First appearing in ‘O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (1903), ‘The Cook in the Kitchen’ is a traditional 3-part jig which came from uillean piper James Early. ~ Paul Stewart Cranford

Chimera ~ I recognize both parts, the A-part from "The Cook in the Kitchen" and the B-part from another, but I haven’t yet been able to shake the name out for that other jig… Maybe slainte or someone else will remember. I guess, because it is two parts thrown together over time and renamed by Paul Cranford, this one remains, despite it all…

I’ve been playing this tune since I learnt it in the Fifties, and it was only yesterday that I discovered the F was usually played as a F Natural. Proves that you never stop learning this music.

Version with more accidentals for keyed flutes

X: 1
T: Cook In The Kitchen ("Klappenversion")
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
Z: Steffen Gabriel Workshop Langgöns 02/2011
G2|: E | DGG GAG | =FDE =F2E | DGG GFG | A2 d cAG |
DGG GAG | =FDE =F2 d | cAG FGA |BGF G2:|
|: A | ~B3 BAG | ~A3 AGF | ~G3 GFG | A dd cAG |
~B3 BAG | ~A3 A2 d | cAG FGA | BGF G2 :|
|: B | d2 e f2g | ^gag fed | cAG FGA | BGB AFA |
D2E F2 g | ^gag fed | cAG FGA |1 BGF G2 :|2 B_BA G2||

The Cook In The Kitchen, X:5

Piping jig.

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Re: The Cook In The Kitchen

Tommy Reck plays it in Bb (so two tones lower)

The Cook In The Kitchen, X:7

Perhaps there are too many Cooks in this Kitchen, but this is one way that I’ve been playing it.

The Cook In The Kitchen, X:8

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. This setting doesn’t have the F naturals and seems to be the one from Sgt. Early in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland. One for you whistlers and fluters!

Re: The Cook In The Kitchen

….. and I meant to add, this setting is also a test of session etiquette - the F naturals and sharps don’t exactly sit well together!!