The Sleeping Tortoise jig

Also known as The Irish Tortoise Washerperson.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Sleeping Tortoise has been added to 17 tune sets.

The Sleeping Tortoise has been added to 82 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Sleeping Tortoise
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:EB B3 B|ABf gfd|deA ABA|ABF FAB|
AB B3 B|ABf gfd|edB ABB|FBB AGF:|
|:cAA Ged|cAA edc|BGG EGA|BAG edc|
cAA Ged|cAA G3|Acd cdg|fgd cBA:|
2
X: 2
T: The Sleeping Tortoise
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:"Bm" B,FF- F2 F|EFc dcA|"E" ABE EFE|EFC CDF|
"Bm" EFF- F2 F|EFc dcA|"E" BAF EFF|CFF EDC:|
|:"E" GEE DBA|GEE BAG|"Bm" FDD B,DE|EFD AGF|
"E" FGE DBA|GEE D2 F|EGA GAd|1 cdA GAD:|2 cdA GFE||
3
X: 3
T: The Sleeping Tortoise
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:EB B3 B|ABf gfd|deA ABA|ABF FGB|
AB B3 B|ABf gfd|edB ABB|FBB AGF:|
|:cAA Ged|cAA edc|BGG EGA|ABG dcB|
BcA Ged|cAA G2 B|Acd cdg|1 fgd cdG:|2 fgd cBA||

Six comments

The Sleeping Tortoise

This is the first tune of "The Tortoise and the Hare" Set
of Flooks new album "Haven".
I think it was composed by Brian Finnegan.
Have fun playing. I love it and it’s very easy going.

It was composed by Sarah Allen and the tune is in fact in B dorian - though the notation here is in E dorian which comes to the same thing if you play it like i do on an A whistle…

Thx

Oh thank you.
Yes you’re right but as you say "it comes to thesame thing…".
Can someone write down the guitar chords?

Stefan D.
DerElligh - Irish Folk
www.derelligh.de

Re: The Sleeping Tortoise

Which one matches the recording on Haven?