The Boys Of Coomanore jig

Also known as The Boys Of Coonamore.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Boys Of Coomanore has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Boys Of Coomanore has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Boys Of Coomanore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(A/G/)|F2E FDD|Ddc dAG|F2E FDD|FAF GFE|
FEG FDD|Ddc dAG|FAG FGE|FDD D2:|
|:(F/G/)|ABc d2e|fdf ecA|ABd efg|faf gfe|
ABc d2e|fdf ecA|AGF EAG|FDD D2:|
X: 2
T: The Boys Of Coomanore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FGE FDD|cde dAG|~F3 FDD|FGE FAG|
|FGE FDD|cde dAG|FGE FAG|1 EDC DAG:|
|:ABc dcd|fed ecA|ABc ~d3|fag fed|
|ABc deg|fed edc|AGF EAG|1 FDD D2 B:|
# Added .
X: 3
T: The Boys Of Coomanore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 E FDD|cde dAG|FGE FDD|EFG EFG|
FGE FDD|cde dAG| FGA GEC| EDC D2 E|
F2 E FDD|cde dAG|FGE FDD|EFG EFG|
FGE FDD|cde dAG| FGA GEA| DED D2 B||
ABc dcd|fed cBA|ABc dcd|eag edd|
ABc d2 e|fed edc|ABA EFG|1 EFD D2 B:|EFD D2 E||
# Added .
X: 4
T: The Boys Of Coomanore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F2{G}E FDD|cde dAG|~F3 FDD|EAG EAG|
|F2{G}E FDD|cde dAG|~F3 EAG|1 EDC DAG:|2 EDC D2 B|
|:ABc dcd|fed edc|ABc ~d3|eag edc|
|ABc dfg|fed edc|AGF EAG|1 FDD D2 B:|2 FDD D3|
X: 5
T: The Boys Of Coomanore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|F2 E FDD|cde dAG|FGE FDD|EFG EFG|
FGE FDD|cde dAG| FGA GEA|1 D3 D2 E:|2D3 D2A||
|ABc dcd|fed edc|ABc dcd|eag edc|
ABc d2 e|fed edc|FGA GEA|1 D3 D2 A:|D3 D2 E||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

The Boys of Coomanore

I came across this tune in Dervish and Claire Mann’s albums and found the sheet music at JC’s ABC tune finder.
Really great jig. The first half of the tune sounds quite similar to that of "the Rolling Wave."
Enjoy!

Boys of Coomanore

Great, rolling jig! I like Dervish’s setting, which is a little different—lots of tweaked notes that lead the melody from one bar to the next so you never want it to stop. Something along the lines of:

M: 6/8
K: D
|:FGE FDD|cde dAG|~F3 FDD|FGE FAG|
|FGE FDD|cde dAG|FGE FAG|1 EDC DAG:|
|2 EDC D2 B|
|:ABc dcd|fed ecA|ABc ~d3|fag fed|
|ABc deg|fed edc|AGF EAG|1 FDD D2 B:|
|2 FDD D3|

Posted .

Boys of Coomanore

Here’s another setting from the playing of Cathal Hayden and Mairtin O’Connor.

X: 1
T: Boys of Coomanore
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: D
F2 E FDD|cde dAG|FGE FDD|EFG EFG|
FGE FDD|cde dAG| FGA GEC| EDC D2 E|
F2 E FDD|cde dAG|FGE FDD|EFG EFG|
FGE FDD|cde dAG| FGA GEA| DED D2 B||
ABc dcd|fed cBA|ABc dcd|eag edd|
ABc d2 e|fed edc|ABA EFG|1 EFD D2 B:|EFD D2 E||

Posted .

Also on Sligo flute player and singer Colm O’Donnell’s solo recording "Farewell to Evening Dances." The first of Paddy Cronin’s jigs.

Boys of Coomanore

I was trying to learn the Dervish version (from the album "At the End of the Day") and none of the versions posted here seemed to match. Here is my transcription of how they play it:

X:1
T:Boys Of Coomanore, The
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F2{G}E FDD|cde dAG|~F3 FDD|EAG EAG|
|F2{G}E FDD|cde dAG|~F3 EAG|1 EDC DAG:|2 EDC D2 B|
|:ABc dcd|fed edc|ABc ~d3|eag edc|
|ABc dfg|fed edc|AGF EAG|1 FDD D2 B:|2 FDD D3|

Re: The Boys Of Coomanore

On a Dervish CD the Jig is called The Boys Of Coomanore, which actually is a place in Ireland.
The name Boys Of Coonamore is just a misprint on the crossroad CD I recon.