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 23 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Sport Of The Chase appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Sport Of The Chase has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Sport Of The Chase has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

1
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||
2
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 |]
3
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 |]
4
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 .
5
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/ :|
6
X: 6
T: The Sport Of The Chase
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: G2A B2G BdB | G2A B2G BGD | C3 ECE ECE | D2D FED AFD :|
|: G2g g2d BdB | G2g g2d BdB | c3 ece ece | d2d f/g/af gdB :|
7
X: 7
T: The Sport Of The Chase
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3 B2G BdB|GFG g2 d BdB| C2 C E2C EGE |D2D F2D FAF:|
G2G g2d BdB|GFG g2d BdB|c2e ece ege|d^cd f2d faf:|
g2g b2g dBd|gfg b2g dBd|c2e ece ege|d^cd f2d faf:|
gdB gdB gdB|gdB gdB gdB|c2e ece ege|d^cd f2d faf|
gdB gdB gdB|gdB gdB gdB|c2e ece efg|[M:6/8] fed cBA|
M:9/8
G3 B2G BdB|G3 B2G BdB| A2B c2 A FDF | A2B c2 A FDF|
G3 B2G BdB|G3 B2G BdB| A2B c2 A FDF | GAB cBA G3:|
K:D
d2f fef fef |d2f fef fef| e2g gfg gfg| e2g gfg gfg|
d2f fef fef |d2f fef fef| e2z z2 A BAG | FGA BAG F3:|
AFD DFA Bcd |[M:6/8]efg f2e|[M:9/8] d2B AFD DFA| Bcd AFD E2D:|
f2d AFA (4defa|f2d AFA (4defa| g2e cAc ecA | def gec d2 e:|
8
X: 8
T: The Sport Of The Chase
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: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 D3|dAF dAF D3|G3 B2G BdB|A3 c2A cec||
# Added by JACKB .

Nine 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 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: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

Re: The Sport Of The Chase

I understand that Dave Swarbrick learned quite a few tunes from John Doonan, and this one of them. This seven part version appears on his album ‘Flute for the Feis’, and if memory serves correctly the Fairport version is the same, note for note (I think X:5 above is nearer).