Chalk Sunday jig

Also known as Johnny Dennehy’s, Patrick O’Donovan The Piper, Pretty Jane, The White Pony.

Chalk Sunday has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Chalk Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |GDG BAF | GB/c/d g2 e | dBG AGE | ABA A2 D |
G3 A3 | BB/c/d g2 e | dBG A^GA | BGF G2 :|
e/f/ |gbg ged | e^de gg/f/e | dBG AGE | ABG A2 e/f/ |
g/a/bg agf | e/f/gf g2 e | dBG A^GA | BGF G2 e/f/ |
g2 g gfd | e^de g2 e | dBG AGE | ABA A2 E/F/ |
GDG A^GA | Bcd gfe | d2 G A^GA | BGF G2 |]
X: 2
T: Chalk Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/A/ |G>AG B>AB | GBd g2 e | dBG AGE | A>BA A2 B/A/ |
G>AG BAB | GBd g2 e | dBG AGE|G2 G G2 :|
|: (3d/e/f/ |g>ag fed | ede/f/ g2 f/e/ | dBG cBc | ABd e2 (3d/e/f/ |
gag fed | ede/f/ g2 e | dBG AGE | G2 G G2 :|
X: 3
T: Chalk Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c/B/ |ABA cBA | cde a2 f | ecA BAF | BcB B2 c |
ABA cBA | cde a2 f | ecA BAF | ABA A2 :|
|: f/g/ |aba afe | fef agf | ecA BAF | BcB Bfg |
aba age | fef a2 f | ecA BAF | ABA A2 :|
X: 4
T: Chalk Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/A/ |GAG BAG | Bcd g2 e | dBG AGE | ABA A2 B |
GAG BAG | Bcd g2 e | dBG AGE | GAG G2 :|
|: e/f/ |gag ged | ede gfe | dBG AGE | ABA Aef |
gag gfd | ede g2 e | dBG AGE | GAG G2 :|
X: 5
T: Chalk Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: E |A2 B cBc | Ace a2 f | ecA BAF | BcB BAF |
A2 B cBc | Ace a2 f | ecA BAB | cAA A2 :|
|: f |ece a2 f | ece a2 f | ecA BAF | BcB BAF |
A2 B cBc | Ace a2 f | ecA BAB | cAA A2 :|
X: 6
T: Chalk Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |G2 G BAF | GBd g2 e | dBG AGE | ABA A2 D |
G2 G A2 A | Bcd g2 e | dBG A2 A | BGF G2 :|
|: f |g2 g ged | e2 e gfe | dBG AGE |
[1 ABA A2 f | g2 g agf | egf g2 e | dBG A^GA | BGF G2 :|
[2 ABA A2 F | G2 G A2 A | Bcd g2 e | dBG A2 A | BGF G2 |]
X: 7
T: Chalk Sunday
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A | BcB BGA | Bdf g2 a/g/ | fdc BGB | dcB A2 g/e/ |
dGG AGG | Bdf gag | gdA dcA | AGG G2 :|
|:c | deg aba | gdc d2 f/g/ | aec BGB | dcB A2 g/e/ |
dGF GBA | Bdf g2 a/g/ | gfd dcA | AGG G2 :|

Nine comments

“Chalk Sunday”

X: 2
T: Chalk Sunday
S: "Joyce’s Old Irish Folk Music and Songs", 1909, pages 12 - 13
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: air
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: B/A/ |\
G>AG B>AB | GBd g2 e | dBG AGE | A>BA A2 B/A/ |
G>AG BAB | GBd g2 e | dBG AGE|G2 G G2 :|
|: (3d/e/f/ |\
g>ag fed | ede/f/ g2 f/e/ | dBG cBc | ABd e2 (3d/e/f/ |
gag fed | ede/f/ g2 e | dBG AGE | G2 G G2 :|

“Chalk Sunday” ~ The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
"Chalk Sunday"
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/CHA_CHENY.htm#CHALK_SUNDAY

CHALK SUNDAY. AKA and see “Johnny Dennehy’s,” “Pretty Jane,” “Tom Billy’s (Jig) [3],” “The White Pony.” Irish, Jig and Air. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB.

"From Davy Condon, thatcher, of Ballyorgan, 1844. Chalk Sunday was the Sunday after Shrove Tuesday, when those young men who should have been married, but were not, were marked with a heavy streak of chalk on the back of the ‘Sunday coat,’ by boys who carried bits of chalk in their pockets for that purpose, and lay in wait for the bachelors. The marking was done while the congregation were assembling for Mass: and the young fellow ran for his life, always laughing, and often singing the concluding words of some suitable doggeral such as:—"And you are not married though Lent has come!" This custom prevailed in some parts of Limerick, where I saw it in full play: but I think it has died out" (Joyce).

The tune corresponds to the first two parts of "The Dublin Jig" (Bayard, 1981; No. 517, pg. 466). The melody appears as one of "The Farranfore Jigs" by the group Shegui (with John Skelton) on their album "Around the World for Sport" (1980), whose source was given as Sliabh Luachra fiddlers Tom Billy (Murphy) and Jack Dennehy (sic) {Dennehy’s home was Farranfore, County Kerry}. O’Neill calls the tune “Pretty Jane” and it appears in Levey’s (1973) second collection under the title “The White Pony.” See also “Johnny Dennehy’s.” Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 19, pgs. 12-13.

“Pretty Jane” ~ “O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies”, 1903

X: 3
T: Pretty Jane
S: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 143, tune #768
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: c/B/ |\
ABA cBA | cde a2 f | ecA BAF | BcB B2 c |
ABA cBA | cde a2 f | ecA BAF | ABA A2 :|
|: f/g/ |\
aba afe | fef agf | ecA BAF | BcB Bfg |
aba age | fef a2 f | ecA BAF | ABA A2 :|

X: 4
T: Pretty Jane
S: "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 143, tune #768
N: transposed from A Major to G
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: B/A/ |\
GAG BAG | Bcd g2 e | dBG AGE | ABA A2 B |
GAG BAG | Bcd g2 e | dBG AGE | GAG G2 :|
|: e/f/ |\
gag ged | ede gfe | dBG AGE | ABA Aef |
gag gfd | ede g2 e | dBG AGE | GAG G2 :|

“Johnny Dennehy’s Jig” ~ courtesy of Paul de Grae

This & "Dan Collins’ Jig" may be the influences that had me playing this with a first and second ending? :-/

X: 1
T: Johnny Dennehy’s
D: "Jackie Daly: Many’s a Wild Night"
Z: Paul de Grae
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: E |\
A2 B cBc | Ace a2 f | ecA BAF | BcB BAF |
A2 B cBc | Ace a2 f | ecA BAB | cAA A2 :|
|: f |\
ece a2 f | ece a2 f | ecA BAF | BcB BAF |
A2 B cBc | Ace a2 f | ecA BAB | cAA A2 :|

“Chalk Sunday” ~ reduced, all / & ^ removed…

X: 5
T: Chalk Sunday
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: D |\
G2 G BAF | GBd g2 e | dBG AGE | ABA A2 D |
G2 G A2 A | Bcd g2 e | dBG A2 A | BGF G2 :|
|: f |\
g2 g ged | e2 e gfe | dBG AGE |
[1 ABA A2 f | g2 g agf | egf g2 e | dBG A^GA | BGF G2 :|
[2 ABA A2 F | G2 G A2 A | Bcd g2 e | dBG A2 A | BGF G2 |]

Oops! missed one ^ ~ B-part, 1st ending, bar 4, so a few other possibilities too ~

[1 A2 A ABd | g2 g agf | e2 f g2 e | dBG A2 A | BGF G2 :|

& allowing for / & another possibility ~ [1 AcB AB/c/d | ~

The Phrost is All Over - - - 4 bar second endings…

# Posted on February 3rd 2005 by ceolachan
https://thesession.org/discussions/5739

This kind of closing 4 bar second ending, returning to and concluding with the last 4 bars of the A-part, is not uncommon…

Patrick O’Donovan the Piper

This is another version of the Chalk Sunday:

T:Patrick O’Donovan the Piper
L:1/8
M:6/8
R:Jig
K:G
|: A | BcB BGA | Bdf g2 a/g/ | fdc BGB | dcB A2 g/e/ |
dGG AGG | Bdf gag | gdA dcA | AGG G2 :|
|:c | deg aba | gdc d2 f/g/ | aec BGB | dcB A2 g/e/ |
dGF GBA | Bdf g2 a/g/ | gfd dcA | AGG G2 :|