The Humours Of Clare jig

Also known as The Cat’s Bagpipes, Jackson’s Rolling, The Humors Of Clare.

The Humours Of Clare appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Humours Of Clare has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Humours Of Clare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:D3 FDF|ECE (G2 E)|DED F2 G|ABc BGE|
D3 FDF|ECE (G2 E)|AGE ({d}c2) A|1 GEC CDE:|2 GEC EFG||
|:A2 G FEF|DEF (G2 E)|A2 G FEF|ABc BGE|
A2 G FEF|DEF (G2 E)|AGE ({d}c2) A|1 GEC EFG:|2 GEC CDE||
|:dAG FDF|ECE (G2 E)|dAG F2 G|ABc BGE|
dAG FDF|ECE (G2 E)|AGE ({d}c2) A|1 GEC CDE:|2 GEC EFG||
2
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Clare
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DDD FDF|EGE GFE|DDD FDF|AFA BGE|
DDD FDF|EGE GFE|AFA BGB|{B/c/d/}d2B AFD:|
|:AAA FDF|EGE GFE|AAA FDF|AFA BGE|
AAA FDF|EGE GFE|AFA BGB|{B/c/}d2B AFD:|
|:ddd fdf|ege gfe|ddd fdf|afa bge|
ddd fdf|ege gfe|AFA BGB|{B/c/}d2B AFD:|
|:dAG FDF|GBG GFE|dAG FDF|AFA BGE|
dAG FDF|EGE GFE|AFA BGB|{B/c/}d2B AFD:|
# Added by Moxhe .

Two comments

Play it wit’ SOUL!

I found this beauty near the end of the "Double Jigs" section of O’Neill’s 1,001. I did some minor tweaks to the first and second endings of each section (for instance, the tune as it appears in the book has the exact same phrase as ending 1 & ending 2 of the third part!) let me know how it sounds to y’all. I found it sits really nicely alongside "The walls of Liscarroll" (the less common version on Frankie Gavin’s "Frankie Goes To Town" CD) & another jig (actually in the database here) "Joe Liddy’s". Play ‘em (with SOUL, as instructed above!) & let me know what you think. And as always, enjoy!

The Humours Of Clare, X:2

This basic version appears in P.W. Joyce’s Old Irish Music and Songs (1909), p. 351, no. 701, as The Cat’s Bagpipes.
According to the Fiddler’s Companion, it is also known as The Humours of Clare.

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