The Sleeping Tortoise jig

Also known as The Irish Tortoise Washerperson.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Sleeping Tortoise has been added to 9 tune sets.

The Sleeping Tortoise has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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 :|
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 ||
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

The Sleeping Tortoise, X:2

Transcribed from Haven CD by Flook "The Tortoise And The Hare"

Re: The Sleeping Tortoise

Which one matches the recording on Haven?

The Sleeping Tortoise, X:3

Jonas’ setting, transposed up to Dmaj.