The Donegal Lancers jig

Also known as Doodly Doodly Dank, Lancers, The Lancers’, The Lancers.

The Donegal Lancers has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Donegal Lancers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d |: "D"~f3 fed | ABA AFA | ~f3 fed |
"Em"e3 e2 f | "G"g2 g bag | "D"~f3 agf |
"A"e2 e f2 e |1 "D"d3 d2 e :|2 d3 d2 g|
|:"Bm"fBB fBB | "C"gcc gcc | "D"add add | "Em"b3 bag |
"Bm"fBB fBB | "C"gcc gcc | "D"~f3 "A"edc | "D"d3 d3 :||

Four comments

The Donegal Lancers

I learned this tune from Tess Slominski, fiddler with the Washington, DC band Roaring Mary. I like the unusual chordal structure in the B part. It can be found on John Williams’ CD "Steam" as "The Lancers’ Jig".

1st part sounds like some of these Munster slides…

Donegal Lancers

This is played by Vince Campbell on the Brass Fiddle LP.