The Meenotogues Lad slide

Also known as Mick Duggan’s.

The Meenotogues Lad has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Meenotogues Lad
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DD/E/F | G2 B d2 G c2 e g2 e | dB/c/d GAB A2 B cBA |
G2 B dBG cBc gfe | d>ed cBA G3 :|
|: def | g3 g2 e f3 f2 d | ece g2 e d3 d2 B |
[1 c2 B c2 A B2 ^A B2 G | A2 d ^cde d3 :|
[2 G3 d2 B c3 g2 e | d>ed cc/B/A G3 |]
X: 2
T: The Meenotogues Lad
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | A2 c e2 c | B2 c dcB |
| A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|
|: a3 agf | g3 ~g3 | f3 fga | e2 c B2 c |
| A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|

Six comments

“The Meenotogues Lad” ~ one not in the cannon of common…

I was actually playing this over the week of my lurgy, and realized no version of it was here. Then I saw this ~

Discussion: Common slides + sources
# Posted on March 6th 2008 by Dow
https://thesession.org/discussions/16942

And I wasn’t sure what I could offer, other than another slide, if one that doesn’t fit the ‘norm’ of that particular discussion, a request for well worn slides in sets, and their origins…

“The Meenotogues Lad” ~ another source for this, if different

"Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra:
Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border"
edited by Terry Moylan
The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994
ISBN: 1-874675-42-2

Pages 14 & 15, tune #24: "The Meenotogues Lad"

I would have most likely picked this up from Johnny O’Leary, or someone else in the area, so can’t account for the differences I have in it as compared to the Terry Moylan transcription. I’d love to know if others have a similar version, and to see them, as there were other ways I was also remembering and finding. Here is an approximation of the longer transcription found in the book, basically AABB, without a first and second ending ~

X: 2
T: Meenotogues Lad, The
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: G Major
|: G2 e |\
G2 B d2 B cAc g2 e | d^cd GAB A2 B =cBA |
G2 B d2 B cAc g2 e | ded cBA G3 :|
|: def |\
g3 g2 e f2 f d2 d | ece g2 e d3 B2 d |
G2 B d2 B cAc g2 e | ded cBA G3 :|

“The Meenotogues Lad” ~ a rescued ‘gan ainm’ duplication in A

Key signature: A Major
Submitted on August 7th 2008 by The Merry Highlander.
~ /tunes/8793

X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | A2 c e2 c | B2 c dcB |
| A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|
|: a3 agf | g3 ~g3 | f3 fga | e2 c B2 c |
| A2 c e2 c | d2 f a2 f | efe dcB | A3 A3 :|

Fun little tune Ive been whistling lately and playing on the fiddle.

# Posted on August 7th 2008 by The Merry Highlander
https://thesession.org/members/9529

How to put everybody off this tune:
part 2, bar4: The Archers!
(longest running BBC radio soap!)
the rest isn’t so bad, perhaps, with a hint of ‘Far from Home’ and the Popeye jingle here and there.