Haley’s jig

Also known as Haley’s Favourite, Jig Of The Dead, John Kimmel’s, Kimmel’s, Sean Maguire’s, Sean McGuire’s, Turas An Bhodhránaí.

There are 26 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Haley’s has been added to 13 tune sets.

Haley's has been added to 191 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

1
X: 1
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dBG|
FAG FED|EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|
gfe dBA|1 GEE E2F:|2 GEE E2f||
|:gGG Gge|dBG G2f|gfe dBG|FAG FED|
[1 gGG Gge|dBG G2f|gfe dBA|GEE E2f:|
[2 EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dBA|GEE E2F||
2
X: 2
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E3 GE/F/G|BGB e2 f|gfe dBG|F/G/AG FED|
E^DE GFG|B^AB e2 f|g>fe dB^A|Be^d e2:|
|:gGG Gge|dBG G2 f|gfe dB/A/G|F>AG FED|
[1 gBA Gge|dBG A2 f|g>fe dB^A|Be^d e2:|
[2 E^DE GFG|B^AB e2 f|g>fe dBA|GE^D E2||
3
X: 3
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:D|EGE GEG|BAB e2f|gfe dcB|ABG FED|
~E3 ~G3|~B3 e2f|gfe dcB|AGF E2:|
f|~g3 GBd|edB ABd|gfe dcB|ABG FED|
~g3 GBd|edB Aaf|gfe dcB|AGF E2f|
~g3 GBd|edB ABd|gfe dcB|ABG FED|
~E3 ~G3|~B3 e2f|gfe dcB|AGF E2||
4
X: 4
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:~E3~G3|~B3 e2f|gfe dBG|FAG FED|
~E3~G3|~B3 e2f|gfe dBA|1 GEE E2F:|2 GEE E2f||
~g3 gfe|dBG G2f|gfe dBG|FAG FED|
[1~g3 gfe|dBG G2 f|gfe dBG|GEE E2f:|
[2~E3 ~G3|~B3 e2f|gfe dBA|GEE E2F||
5
X: 5
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EGE GEG|BGB e2a|gfe dcB|ABG FED|
EBE ~G3|BGB e2a|gfe dcB|AGF E2D|
EBE ~G3|BGB e2e/f/|gfe dcB|AdA FED|
EBE ~G3|BGB e2a|gfe dcB|AGF E2D|
~g3 GBe|dBG G2a|gfe dcB|ABG FED|
g~G4 {f}e|dBG G2a|gfe dcB|AGF efd|
g~G4 {f}e|dBG G3|gfe dcB|AdA FED|
EBE ~G3|BGB e2f|gfe dcB|AGF E2D||
6
X: 6
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:D|"Em"EGE GEG|BAB e2f|"Bm"gfe dcB|ABG FED|
"Em"~E3 ~G3|~B3 e2f|"D"gfe dcB|AGF "Em"E2:|
f|"G"~g3 GBd|edB ABd|"Bm"gfe dcB|ABG FED|
"Em"~g3 GBd|edB Aaf|"D"gfe dcB|AGF"Em" E2f|
"G"~g3 GBd|edB ABd|"Bm"gfe dcB|ABG FED|
"Em"~E3 ~G3|~B3 e2f|"D"gfe dcB|AGF "Em"E2||
7
X: 7
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E2E GEG|BGB e2 f|gfe dBG|EFG AFD|
EBE GEG|BGB e2 f|gfe dBA|Bee e2 d:|
|:gGG Gge|dBG G2 f|gfe dBG|EFG AFD|
E2E GEG|BGB e2 f|gfe dBA|1 Bee e2f:|2 GED E2G||
8
X: 8
T: Haley's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dcB|ABG FED|
EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dcB|1 AGF E3:|2 AGF E2||
|:f|gGG G2e|dBG Gef|gfe dcB|ABG FED|
[1 gGG Gge|dBG Gef|gfe dcB|AGF E2:|
[2 EB,E GEG|BGB e2f|gfe dcB|AGF E3||

Twenty-seven comments

A dreaming jig

Very beautiful, with just a bodhran and a whistle.
Close your eyes and you will see the fairies who’s dancing near you….

A beautiful tune

I love this jig! It is a beautiful, flowing tune and is so dreamy you could almost get lost in in it….great!

Not to be confused with Sean McGuire`s reel

The version of this tune known as Sean McGuires is played in B flat.

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"John Kimmel’s Jig" / "Haley’s Jig" ~ by John Kimmel?

Originally G Dorian (= with one flat ~ Bb)

"Haley’s Jig" ~ a few personal ways with it

X: 1134
T: Haley’s Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: E Dorian
|: F |
E3 GE/F/G | BGB e2 f | gfe dBG | F/G/AG FED |
E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
|: f |
|: gGG Gge | dBG G2 f | gfe dB/A/G | F>AG FED |
[1 gBA Gge | dBG A2 f | g>fe dB^A | Be^d e2 :|
[2 E^DE GFG | B^AB e2 f | g>fe dBA | GE^D E2 |]

I also love doing the slow-quick with this one, or, as examples ~

|: F | E2 E GEG | B2 B e2 f | gfe d2 G | FAG FED | ~

&

[2 E^DE G2 G | B^AB e3 | g2 e dBA | GE^D E2 |]

The Jig of the Dead

Learned from Harry Bradley’s flute playing. He writes: ‘our friend Seamus Tansey informs us that the second jig was employed for an unusual funeral rite performed in the countryside around his native Gurteen. According to Seamus, during the waking of the deceased, it was customary for a couple of hardy dancers to lift the body and dance it around the room one last time before it was removed to its final resting place. This is the piece of music that was habitually performed as a theme tune to that end. Oddly enough it is also played as a march in the Antrim fife and drum tradition. Its title in that tradition, as if to emphasise a contrast, is "Young Men in Their Bloom".’

Anyway, this jig goes nicely together with "Scotsman Over the Border," and not to mention "I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her."

Young Men in Their Bloom

https://thesession.org/tunes/3549

The two tunes share basically the same first part, but they are different enough to be posted as different tunes with different second parts.

And yes, they are from different traditions.

hi slainte! thanks for transcription.i found this jig more or less same as jig recorded on skylark ‘skylark’ album, they called him sean maguire’s jig.some of title for this jig is also john kimell’s jig.you could check in database for other transcriotion, where is only second part slighty different than jig of the dead jig.
marin

Thanks!

Thanks so much slainte. I meant to learn this one but never got around to it and forgot about it until I saw you transcribed it. Awesome!

Thanks Marin. Yes, this is just a version of the tune already posted as Haley’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/925 Associated with Sean Maguire and John J. Kimmell, this tune must be an old tune. If Jeremy decides to delete this transcription as a duplicated post, I’ll post it in the comments of "Haley’s".

celtic marine, this is more or less my interpretation of the tune, so I hope you won’t stick to it!

Like a comet in the ITM sky

Haley’s

John Kimmel played this in B minor, with a low F# a semitone below the lowest note on the fiddle, and a D in the 3rd octave. Lots you can do with a melodeon. X:4 is the usual setting but with rolls instead of EB,E etc., handy if you have a flute or chanter.

Recorded also by Seamus Tansey

A nice version played on two keys of the Jig of Dead played by Seamus Tansey on the Album "To Hell With The Begrudgers"

Recorded also by Seamus Tansey

A nice version played on two keys of the Jig of Dead played by Seamus Tansey on the Album "To Hell With The Begrudgers"

recorded by DeDannan on Ballroom Album

JIg recorded as Jimmy Kimmels jigs on the Ballroom album

Haley’s, X:5

Played as "Tuas an Bhodhránaí" by Gary Shannon (transposed here from B minor to E dorian), on his album "Lose the Head".

Re: The Jig Of The Dead

Would anybody know what the translation for the alternative name ‘Turas An Bhodhránaí’ is?

Thanks in advance

Re: The Jig Of The Dead

Sorry. It’s a duplicate. I realized it too late