As I was searching for some very old tunes for my next recording,
I remembered this little soft tune, one of the very first I have learnt.
I got the first version in the O’Neill’s, and heard it (many years after) played by Kevin Burke. I liked his version too, and today I guess that mine is close to his.
Here’s the abc (without variations) for the Brian Finnegan version on "When the Party’s over"
T: Old as the Hills (Brian finnegan version)
A2B cBA|d2e fga|A2B cBA|d=GA B3|
ecA Ace|d2e fga|e2e dBG|ABA A2c:|
c2e ecA|cea ecA|c2e ecA|Bcd dcB|
c2e ecA|cde fga|e2e dBG|ABA A3:|
How Kevin Burke played this on Ope House:
ABA cBA|d2 e fga|ABA cBA|dBG Bcd|
ecA Ace|d2e fga|ece dBG|[1 ABA A2E:|[2 ABA A2B||
c2e ecA|Aca ecA|c2e ecA|Bcd dcB|
c2e ecA|cde fga|ece dBG|[1 ABA A2B:|[2 ABA A2E||
When I hear this jig, I think of another one whose name I forgot: it goes:
c2c edc | dcd az2 | c2c edc | dcd Bcd |
c2c edc | dcd az2 | cee Bcd | cAA A3 || in the second part…
Can you help identify it? Cheers.
Old As The Hills, X:5
Transcription based on Kevin Burke’s set played on Open House.