The Sport Of The Chase slip jig

Also known as Ceol Na Seilge, Joys Of The Chase, New Claret, The New Claret, Sport Of Chase.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Ride A Mile (a few times) and Barney Brannigan (a few times).

The Sport Of The Chase has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Sport Of The Chase has been added to 54 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Sport Of The Chase
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2A c2A cec|A2A c2A cec|D2D F2D FAF|E2E G2E GBG:|
A2a a2e cec|A2a a2e cec|d2d f2d faf|e2e g2e gbg|
aec aec aec|aec aec aec|fdB fdB fdB|geB geB geB||
X: 2
T: The Sport Of The Chase
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 G B2 G BdB | G2 G B2 G BdB | C2 C E2 C EGE | D2 D F2 D FAF :|
G2 G g2 d BdB | G2 G g2 d BdB | c2 c e2 c ege | d2 d f2 d faf |
gdB gdB gdB | gdB gdB gdB | ece ece ece | fdf fdf gdB |]
X: 3
T: The Sport Of The Chase
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 G B2 G BdB | G2 G B2 G BdB | D2 D F2 D FAF | D2 D F2 D F/G/AF :|
G2 G g2 d BdB | G2 G g2 d B/c/dB | c2 c e2 c ege | d2 d f2 d f/g/af |
gdg gdg gdB | gdg gdg gdG | ece ece ecA | fdf fd/e/f fga |]
X: 4
T: The Sport Of The Chase
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d3 f2d faf|d3 f2d faf|G3 B2G BdB|A3 c2A cec|
d3 f2d faf|d3 f2d faf|G3 B2G BdB|A3 c2A cec||
|:D3 d2A FAF|D3 d2A FAF|G3 B2G BdB|A3 c2A cec|
dAF dAF dAF|dAF dAF dAF|G3 B2G BdB|A3 c2A cec||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Sport Of The Chase
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G/G B/G B/d/B/ |G/G B/G B/d/B/ |CC/EC/ E/G/E/ | DD/ FD/ F/A/F/ :|
GG/gd/ B/d/B/ | GG/gd/ B/d/B/ | ce/ e/c/e/ e/c/e/ | df/ f/d/f/ f/d/f/ :|
g/d/B/ g/d/B/ g/d/B/ | g/d/B/ g/d/B/ g/d/B/ | cc/ec/ e/g/e/ | dd/ fd/ f/a/f/ :|
gg/ bg/ d/B/d/ | gg/ bg/ d/B/d/ | ce/ e/c/e/ e/c/e/ |1 d/^c/d/ fd/ f/a/f/ :|2 d/^c/d/ f/e/d/ c/B/A/ |]
G/G B/G B/d/B/ |G/G B/G B/d/B/ | AB/cA/ F/D/F/ |1 AB/cA/ F/D/F/ :|2 G/A/B/ c/A/F/ G3/|]
fa/ a/f/a/ a/f/a/ | fa/ a/f/a/ a/f/a/ | gb/ b/g/b/ b/g/b/ | gb/ b/g/b/ b/g/b/ |
fa/ a/f/a/ a/f/a/ | fa/ a/f/a/ a/f/a/ | e>-e2 f/ g/e/^c/ | d/e/f/ g/e/^c/ d3/ :|
K:D |
dB/ A/F/D/ D/F/A/ | B/c/d/ e/f/g/ fe/ | dB/ A/F/D/ D/F/A/ | B/c/d/ A/F/D/ ED/ :|
fd/ A/F/A/ d/f/a/ | fd/ A/F/A/ d/f/a/ | ge/ c/A/c/ c/A/c/ | d/e/f/ g/e/c/ d3/ :|
K:G |

Six comments

Love and Hate

I first heard this piece many years ago from a little tape I bought at a Tourist trap in Hot Springs Arkansas. The tape was, no doubt, made by some local musicians. The tempo was very slow and deliberate. The playing was nice and clean allthough not particularly inspired. I felt that this was a perfect tape for step dancing classes.

I grabbed a copy of it off the net years later because I thought it looked cool. Imagine that. Although it is a decent little piece to listen to I found that it has helped me. The second half of the B part has both excellent bowing practice for the violin and good flat picking practice for the mandolin.

This tune is also played a step down in G major. I prefer to make this a three part Jig by chopping the long B part in half.

This tune in a slightly more complex form, as a three part slip jig, has been played in Scotland for hundreds of years and is found in a number of old collections under the title of The New Claret, or New Claret

“The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume III”, 1927, page 36, tune #118

"The Sport of the Chase"

Hop Jigs ~ page 36

X: 2
T: Sport of the Chase, The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: hop/slip jig
K: GMaj
|: G2 G B2 G BdB | G2 G B2 G BdB | C2 C E2 C EGE | D2 D F2 D FAF :|
G2 G g2 d BdB | G2 G g2 d BdB | c2 c e2 c ege | d2 d f2 d faf |
gdB gdB gdB | gdB gdB gdB | ece ece ece | fdf fdf gdB |]

“The Sport of the Chase” ~ other possibilities

X: 3
T: Sport of the Chase, The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: hop/slip jig
K: GMaj
|: G2 G B2 G BdB | G2 G B2 G BdB | D2 D F2 D FAF | D2 D F2 D F/G/AF :|
G2 G g2 d BdB | G2 G g2 d B/c/dB | c2 c e2 c ege | d2 d f2 d f/g/af |
gdg gdg gdB | gdg gdg gdG | ece ece ecA | fdf fd/e/f fga |]

The Sport Of The Chase, X:4

D major version

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The Sport Of The Chase, X:5

Sport of the Chase was played in a session I recently attended, as a two-parter. I quite liked it like that, though I knew several more parts (some boring, some interesting). I mentioned this and said I’d forward the version I knew - but why not put them all on The Session instead?

So here we are.

David