Cro Na nGabhar jig

Also known as The Goat’s Song.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Cro Na nGabhar has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Cro Na nGabhar
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|Bde dBG|BdB d2c|Bde dBG|agf e2d|
Bde dBG|BdB d2c|BAG Agb|agf e2:|
g|dBB gBB|bBB d2e|dBB gBB|agf e2g|
dBB gBB|bBB d2c|BAG Agb|agf e2g|
dBB gBB|bBB d2e|dBB gBB|agf e2g|
def gab|agf edc|BAG Agb|agf e2||
X: 2
T: Cro Na nGabhar
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FAB AFD|FAF A2G|FED Fdf|edc B2:|
d|AFF dFF|fFF AEE|AFF dFF|fdA B2d|
[1 AFF dFF|fFF A2G|FED Adf|edc B2:|
[2 ABc def|edc dcB|AFD Adf|edc B3||
# Added by Zouki .

Three comments

O’Neill’s 1850, #480

… is in F (like the transcription here, there is an interesting emphasis on the 6th--the minor tonic--at the phrase endings). I think I prefer it in that key. In any case, it gives an option with historical precedent.

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Goat’s Song

This is my arrangement as a jig of a tune in O’Neill’s “Music of Ireland” (#480), where it appears in D minor. Seems too good a tune to languish in “The 1850” Airs section!

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