Leppadumdowledum slip jig

Also known as Lepadumdowledum, Leppadum Dowdle Dum, Leppadum Dowledum.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Leppadumdowledum has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Leppadumdowledum
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ABc {d}cBA GAB|{d}BAG cGE GED|D/2D/2DD GFD D/2D/2DD|D/2D/2DD GFD DE/2F/2G|
ABc cde dBG|c/2B/2AG cGE GED|D/2D/2DD GFD D/2D/2DD|1 D/2D/2DD GFD DE/2F/2G:|
[2 D/2D/2DD GFD DAB|:cde dgf eAc|BdG cGE GED|D/2D/2DD GFD D/2D/2DD|
D/2D/2DD GFD DAB|cde deg f/2{g}f/2fd|gec dBG cGE|D/2D/2DD GFD D/2D/2DD|
[1 D/2D/2DD GFD DAB:|2 D/2D/2DD GFD Dcd|:efg eaf def|eAc BdG cGE|
D/2D/2DD GFD D/2D/2DD|D/2D/2DD GFD czd|e/2e/2ed gfe faf|def gdA cGE|
D/2D/2DD GFD D/2D/2DD|1 D/2D/2DD GFD Dcd:|2 D/2D/2DD GFD d2c|:Bdg dBd edc|
Bdg dBc dBG|c-cB A/2A/2AG AdB|c-cB A/2A/2AG Adc|Bdg dBd edc|
Bdg afg dBG|c-cB A/2A/2AG AdB|1 c-cB A/2A/2AG Adc:|2 c-cB A/2A/2AG Ade||
|:fga gfe dAB|cde gdA cGE|D/2D/2DD GFD D/2D/2DD|czB A/2A/2AG Ade|
fga gfg afd|gec dBG cGE|D/2D/2DD GFD D/2D/2DD|1 D/2D/2DD GFD Dde:|
[2 D/2D/2DD GFD DE/2F/2G||czB A/2A/2AG cDD|ABc BAG ADD|D8z||
X: 2
T: Leppadumdowledum
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABc cBA GAB|BAG cGE GED|~D3 GFD ~D3|~D3 GFD DE/2F/2G|
ABc cde dcA|BAG dBG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|1 ~D3 GFD DE/2F/2G:|2 ~D3 GFD DAB||
|:cde dgf eAc|BdG cGE GED|~D3 GFD ~D3|~D3 GFD DAB|
cde dgf e2d|gec dBG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|1 ~D3 GFD DAB:|2 ~D3 GFD Dcd||
|:efg eaf dgf|eAc BdG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|~D3 GFD c2d|
e2d gfe faf|def gdB cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|1 ~D3 GFD Dcd:|2 ~D3 GFD d2c||
|:Bdg dBd edc|Bdg dBc dBG|c2B A2G AdB|c2B A2G Adc|
Bdg dBd edc|Bdg afg dBG|c2B A2G AdB|1 c2B A2G Adc:|2 c2B A2G Ade||
|:fga gfe dAB|cde dBG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|c2B A2G Ade|
fga gfg afd|gec dBG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|1 ~D3 GFD Dde:|2 ~D3 GFD DE/2F/2G||
X: 3
T: Leppadumdowledum
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ABc cBA GAB|BAG cGE GED|D3 GFD D3|D3 GFD DE/2F/2G|
ABc cde dBG|c/B/AG cGE GED|D3 GFD D3|1 D3 GFD DE/F/G:|2 D3 GFD DAB||
|:cde dgf eAc|BdG cGE GED|D3 GFD D3|D3 GFD DAB|
cde deg f2d|gec dBG cGE|D3 GFD D3|1 D3 GFD DAB:|2 D2 GFD Dcd||
|:efg eaf def|eAc BdG cGE|D3 GFD D3|D3 GFD c2d|
e2d gfe faf|def gdA cGE|D3 GFD D3|1 D3 GFD Dcd:|2 D3 GFD d2c||
|:Bdg dBd edc|Bdg dBc dBG|c2B A2G AdB|c2B A2G Adc|
Bdg dBd edc|Bdg afg dBG|c2B A2G AdB|1 c2B A2G Adc:|2 c2B A2G Ade||
|:fga gfe dAB|cde gdA cGE|D3 GFD D3|c2B A2G Ade|
fga gfg afd|gec dBG cGE|D3 GFD D3|1 D3 GFD Dde:|
|2 D3 GFD DE/F/G|c2B A2G cDD|ABc BAG ADD|D8z||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Man, i need to brush up on my knowledge of tune types… I THINK this is a slip jig… (?)
Donal Lunny wrote this, it’s a fun tune but you’ll go insane after practicing it a few times… oh well 🙂

Oh yeah, on the last line, after you play the second ending you’re supposed to go back to the beginning, play the whole thing through, and on then skip the last second ending and go to the part after it. Confusing??

Great tune

This is a great slip jig. Fair play to you for writing all of it out in ABC.

That Donal Lunny live album with this tune on it is one of the best trad recordings ever, in my humble opinion. It has that terrific version of The Gold Ring and those mad polkas.

Does anyone have the track listing for it? And, if so, would they like to post it in the "Recordings" section?

Thats brilliant Mark, well done

Thanks for writing this out in the abc thing.
It took me ages to learn it of the CD and then write it down.

For anyone else who wants to learn it, don’t give up, it’s worth it.
Just play along with the CD, and the dots should help.

Posted .

Brilliant, but there are a few bars that differ from what is played on the recording:

A-part bars 5&6: |ABc cde dcA|BAG dBG cGE|
B-part bar 5: |cde dgf ~e2d|
C-part bar 1: |efg eaf dgf|
C-part bar 6: |def gdB cGE|
E-part bar 2: |cde dBG cGE|

Leppadumdowledum

I’ve been asked to submit a full transcription here with the corrections for this tune. This is based on the pipes setting. ~D3 denotes a low D cran. If you want to convert this to sheetmusic, cut & paste the abc with all its headers including the X: header into the box @ this webpage http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html and click on "submit". If you like pretty dots, download it as a pdf.

X: 1
T: Leppadumdowledum
C: Donal Lunny
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Dmix
ABc cBA GAB|BAG cGE GED|~D3 GFD ~D3|~D3 GFD DE/2F/2G|
ABc cde dcA|BAG dBG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|1 ~D3 GFD DE/2F/2G:|2 ~D3 GFD DAB||
|:cde dgf eAc|BdG cGE GED|~D3 GFD ~D3|~D3 GFD DAB|
cde dgf e2d|gec dBG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|1 ~D3 GFD DAB:|2 ~D3 GFD Dcd||
|:efg eaf dgf|eAc BdG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|~D3 GFD c2d|
e2d gfe faf|def gdB cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|1 ~D3 GFD Dcd:|2 ~D3 GFD d2c||
|:Bdg dBd edc|Bdg dBc dBG|c2B A2G AdB|c2B A2G Adc|
Bdg dBd edc|Bdg afg dBG|c2B A2G AdB|1 c2B A2G Adc:|2 c2B A2G Ade||
|:fga gfe dAB|cde dBG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|c2B A2G Ade|
fga gfg afd|gec dBG cGE|~D3 GFD ~D3|1 ~D3 GFD Dde:|2 ~D3 GFD DE/2F/2G||

Slightly bemused or shy? The last 2 parts will do!

Fair play to all the transcribers above, and good luck to those who set out to learn the lot! I’ll be content with learning the last two parts only (5 and 6 of the sheet music here) and be aisy on the auld cerebellum!