Shanahan’s Rambles jig

Also known as How Are You Kitty?, How Are You Now Kitty?, How Are You Now, Kitty?, Shanahans’ Rambles, The Shanahans’ Rambles, The Woodcock.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Shanahan’s Rambles appears in 3 other tune collections.

Shanahan’s Rambles has been added to 1 tune set.

Shanahan's Rambles has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Shanahan's Rambles
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:F/E/|DGG BAG|dBG BAG|DGG BAG|EAA ABE|
DGG BAG|dBG B/c/dG|DGG A/B/cA|BGF G2:|
|:B/c/|d2 g fdc|B2 d cAE|DGG BAG|FAA AA/B/c|
d2 g fdc|BGd cAF|DGG AcA|BGF G2:|
2
X: 2
T: Shanahan's Rambles
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3 BAG|dBG BAG|DGG BAG|EAA ABA|
G3 BAG|dBG BAG|DGG (4ABcA|BGG G3:|
|:d2 g fdc|B2 d cAG|DGG BAG|FAA ABc|
d2 g fdc|B2 d cAG|DGG (4ABcA|BGG G3:|
3
X: 3
T: Shanahan's Rambles
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGG BAG|dBG BAG|DGG BAG|BAA A2B|
DGG BAG|dBG BAG|DGG ABc|BGG G2z:|
|:dgf edc|Bed cBA/F/|DGG GAG|FAA ABc|
dfg edc|Bed cBA|DGG ABc|BGG G2z:|
|:d>dg B>Bd|G>GB D>DG|DGG AGA|BAA ABc|
d>dg B>Bd|G>GB D>DG|DGG ABc|BGG G2z:|
4
X: 4
T: Shanahan's Rambles
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGG BGG|dGG BGG|DGG BAG|FAA BGE|
DGG BGG|dGG BGG|DGG ABc|1 BGA GED:|2 BGG G2||
(3A/B/c/|d2 g B2 d|(A/B/c).A BGE|DGG {c/}BAG|FAA ABc|
d2 g B2 d|(A/B/c).A BGE|DGG ABc|BGG GA(B/c/)|
dgf edc|(A/B/c).A BGE|DGG {c/}BAG|FAA ABc|
dgf edc|(A/B/c).A BGE|DGG ABc|BGG G3||
5
X: 5
T: Shanahan's Rambles
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGG BAG|dBG BAG|DGG BAG|BAA A2B|
DGG BAG|dBG BAG|DGG ABc|1 BGF G2E:|2 BGF GBc||
|:dgf edc|Bed cBA|DGG AGA|BAA ABc|
dgf edc|Bed cBA|DGG AGA|BGG GBc:|
|:d2g B2d|G2B D2B,|DEG AGA|BAA ABc|
d2g B2d|G2B D2B,|DEG AGA|1 BGG GBc:|2 BGG G3||
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Seven comments

Roche III, page 28, tune #92 ~ "Shanahans’ Rambles"

"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume III", 1927

Double Jigs, pages 27 - 32

X: 2
T: Shanahans’ Rambles
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: G3 BAG | dBG BAG | DGG BAG | EAA ABA |
G3 BAG | dBG BAG | DGG (4ABcA | BGG G3 :|
|: d2 g fdc | B2 d cAG | DGG BAG | FAA ABc |
d2 g fdc | B2 d cAG | DGG (4ABcA | BGG G3 :|

For all Shanahans and Ramblers out there ~

~ whether by foot or language or both…

In O’Neills as

The Woodcock.

X:4 "The Woodcock" ~ O’Neill transcription 1903 / 1907

S: O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies, 1903, tune #975, page 181
S: O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems, 1907, tune #193, page 46

O’Neill’s source for this transcription ~ Timothy Dillon, fiddler - & Chicago policeman

Shanahan’s Rambles, X:5

As played by Conal Ó Gráda, Benny McCarthy and Dave Sheridan - the Raw Bar Collective. This version seems to me to follow through the natural logic of the second and third parts.

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