Old As The Hills jig

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Old As The Hills appears in 3 other tune collections.

Old As The Hills has been added to 1 tune set.

Old As The Hills has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Old As The Hills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ABA cBA|dcd fga|ABA cBA|dBG Bcd|
ecA Ace|~d3 fga|ece dBG|1 ABA A2E:|2 ABA A2B||
cBc ecA|cea ecA|~c3 ecA|BAB dcB|
ABA Ace|~f3 agf|ece dBG|1 ABA A2B:|2 ABA A2E||
# Added by protz .
2
X: 2
T: Old As The Hills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
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:|
3
X: 3
T: Old As The Hills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
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||
4
X: 4
T: Old As The Hills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c2c edc|dcd az2|c2c edc|dcd Bcd|
c2c edc|dcd az2|cee Bcd|cAA A3||
5
X: 5
T: Old As The Hills
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ABA cBA|d2 e fga|ABA cBA|dB=G 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||

Seven comments

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.

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Here’s the abc (without variations) for the Brian Finnegan version on “When the Party’s over”

X:2
T: Old as the Hills (Brian finnegan version)
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Amaj
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||

Sounds like…

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

I realise that this is nothing like the tune presented here, so I’m not sure whether adding this here is right or whether I should add it as a new tune. *shrug*

Anyway, I copped the tune from this YouTube video (youtu.be/HiuMwskhsGk?t=185) of Kathryn Tickell playing this in a set with Lads of Alnwick. Notated in G to reflect Northumbrian pipe notation, but original in F.


Hope I did everything okay! 🙂

Re: Old As The Hills

First of all, I don’t see your transcription. Secondly, if it isn’t the same tune, then add it as a separate entry.