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Music;Slip Jigs and Reels

Bloke in the Corner 04 Aug 04 - 01:42 PM
The Borchester Echo 04 Aug 04 - 01:52 PM
Turlough 04 Aug 04 - 02:33 PM
michaelr 04 Aug 04 - 03:18 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 04 Aug 04 - 07:21 PM
John in Brisbane 04 Aug 04 - 10:04 PM
Stewart 05 Aug 04 - 03:55 PM
Stewart 05 Aug 04 - 03:59 PM
Bloke in the Corner 05 Aug 04 - 04:12 PM
katlaughing 05 Aug 04 - 05:30 PM
Abby Sale 05 Aug 04 - 07:22 PM
Dave Hanson 06 Aug 04 - 04:40 AM
GUEST 06 Aug 04 - 06:39 AM
GUEST 15 Nov 04 - 07:41 AM
GUEST,Jim 15 Nov 04 - 12:31 PM
Les from Hull 15 Nov 04 - 12:54 PM
GUEST 15 Nov 04 - 02:25 PM
Skipjack K8 15 Nov 04 - 02:33 PM
breezy 15 Nov 04 - 03:30 PM
GUEST,Jim 18 Nov 04 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Declan 05 Mar 06 - 03:07 PM
Mo the caller 05 Mar 06 - 05:07 PM
MartinRyan 02 Aug 11 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Mister Magoo 21 Oct 14 - 03:47 PM
GUEST,Jennifer Burdoo 22 Jan 17 - 08:47 PM
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Subject: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Bloke in the Corner
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 01:42 PM

Yes, that's it, can anyone point me to a source for the music of this excellent Steve Tilson song? I can probably work it out after a fashion, but would like to get the melody spot on.
Also, can anyone tell me where I might hear it played/sung?


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 01:52 PM

The Steve Tilston Music Book


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Turlough
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 02:33 PM

Hi Bloke!

The young Scottish group Fine Friday have recorded a version, and frankly (I hope nobody would think this blasphemous), I like their version better. Anyway, it's on their Cd "Gone Dancing". You can find more info at www.finefriday.com

T.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: michaelr
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 03:18 PM

It's on Fairport Convention's "Jewel in the Crown".

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 07:21 PM

Just to tie them in, there is an entry in the DT, as well as a thread requesting the lyrics.

Slip Jigs and Reel in the DT
Lyr Req: Slip Jigs and Reel


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 10:04 PM

Unless MMario contradicts me, it appears that the tune has not been posted. I've never heard the song so would be happy to notate it if anyone has the score. Please PM me.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Stewart
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 03:55 PM

Here's a MP3 of the whole song by Finn MacGinty and Hanz Araki from their CD "Early Rising" by Setanta - click here. This is on Hanz Araki's web site.

There are many versions of this. The one I learned is mainly from this CD, although I have varied it some. I heard Mick Moloney do a great version of this at the Agusta Heritage Center last summer, but I don't think he has recorded it. He does it much slower and with his Irish accent it adds great authenticity to the story. I think one should listen to various versions and then decide on one's on interpretation rather than just copy someone else's version as the "definitive" one.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Stewart
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 03:59 PM

Oops, I should have said this is from the CD "Setanta." "Early Rising" is the latest CD from Setanta - also a great CD.

S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Bloke in the Corner
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 04:12 PM

Thanks ever so much to everyone who has offered advice and links. Stewart, having the whole song to listen to will mean I can fill in the holes in my memory perfectly. Thanks specially.
What a lovely bunch you catters are!


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 05:30 PM

My favourite musicians from Montana (looks like they're in New Mexicao, now), Wilson and McKee do an excellent version of it, very rollicking, on their CD, "The Pattern." Doesn't look as though they have it available on their website anymore, but if you write they may have. I could email you an audio file of it. Send me a PM with your email addy if you are interested, okay?

Wlecome to the Mudcat,

kat


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Abby Sale
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 07:22 PM

Stewart: I'm pretty sure that version was worked out by Peter Bellamy. At least according to the text in Wake the Vaulted Echoes, he "apologizes" to Tilson for going high on 'wheel.' Bellamy do good job, I think.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 06 Aug 04 - 04:40 AM

It's TILSTON ffs.
eric


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 04 - 06:39 AM

90% is two chords -
            
He was [D]barely a [A]man, in his [D]grandfather's [A]coat
And [D]sewn in the [A]lining was a [D]ten shilling [A]note

etc etc

Cho: And he [D]did like the [A]ladies and [D]rise and the [A]fall
Of their [D]ankles and their [A]dresses down [D]in the dance[A]hall
And [D]a-rolling the [A]dice, and a-[D]spinning the [G]wheel [D/F#] [Em]
But he [D]took most [A]delight in the [D]slip jigs and [A]reels


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 07:41 AM

I heard this song in a folk club a few months ago, and thought it superb, but can't remember the melody exactly, other than the chorus .

Can anyone send me / point me to the melody for it - the words are on DT but not the melody, and I would like to be able to perform it in the local folk club.

I can't seem to get either of the links to the music book or the MP3 to work.

Thanks for your help.

Regards

Tim


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 12:31 PM

GUEST - Contact me by e-mail (jim@dmservices.co.uk) and I'll be glad to oblige. Steve plays the song in DADGAD, and I play a variation on his version but keep the same tune/rhythm. Whilst it is based mainly around 2 chords (capoed at the 3rd fret) they are in fact D and A7. What makes the song special (apart from the tune and the lyrics of course) are Steve's superb guitar-licks.
His CD's are well worth buying - especially Such and Such, which is just superb.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Les from Hull
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 12:54 PM

It's on Steve's excellent CD 'Of Moor and Mesa', along with many other fine songs. I can heartily recommend this CD.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 02:25 PM

Yes, cracking song, off a cracking Album.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for that, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: breezy
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 03:30 PM

guest

The chord pattern is in fact D G D A7 4 times for the verse

and loads a times in the chorus NOT as you think

The problem is learning the song 2nd hand

Its on the Greening Wind

Although not all can play like Steve its unfair to not listen to his version as ,after all said and done probably your 2 hand source has.

So there you are

Steve is booked for a return visit to the St Albans Folk-song club on June 10th 2005

and he is a very obliging person.

Nice song book , I wouldnt have got Naked Highwayman off the ground without it.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 12:02 PM

SLIP JIGS & REELS (Steve Tilston) [Capo 2]

He was barely a man in his grandfather's coat
D                                        G   
Sewn into the lining a ten-shilling note
    D                         A7 D
Goodbye to the family, goodbye to the shore
D                                     G
'Till I taste good fortune you'll see me no more
                  D                     A7 D

G    D    A7   D       G    D    A7    D

A boat on the ocean tossed like a cork
D                               G
Then one fine morning they sighted New York
D                                  A7 D
He stood on the gang-plank and breathed in the air
D                                             G
"Hello land of plenty, I've come for me share"
               D                     A7 D

G    D    A7   D       G    D    A7    D

        Chorus
And he did like the ladies, the rise and the fall
A7    D       G   D       A7 D       G   D
        Of their ankles and dresses, down on the dance floor
            A7   D      G    D       A7   D      A7    D
        And rolling the dice and spinning the wheel
        G   D       A7 D                     G      
        But he took most delight in the slip jigs and reels
               D         G   D      A7                D   

G D   G D   A7 D   G D A7 D


There's talk of a pistol and some say a knife
But all are agreed there was somebody's wife
Some kind of commotion, a terrible fight
He left a man dead and ran into the night

On a train from St. Louis, just one jump ahead
He slept one eye open, a six-gun in bed
He dreamt of the mountains and green fields of home
While crossing the plains where the buffalo roam

Chorus
Oh, bad reputation's a hard thing to bear
Mothers pour scorn and young children they stare
But he found consolation in flash company
Life ain't so bad with a girl on your knee

Oh they called him the Kid, and by twenty-one
All that he knew was the power of the gun
And by twenty-three, he'd shot five men down
Who got in his way as he rambled around

Chorus
There's bones in the desert and buzzards that fly
In the highest of circles, just wishing he'd die
But in matters of cruelty, it must be said
A landlord will pick your bones before you're dead

It was wild mescaleros, I heard people say
In the deadliest ambush near old Santa Fe
And a young buck was taken dressed in a coat
And inside the lining, a ten-shilling note

Chorus (twice}


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST,Declan
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 03:07 PM

Two other vrsions of this ing worth investigating are by Claire Mann & Aaron Jones CD issued last year and an unaccompnied version by Barry Gleeson on his Path across the Ocean CD


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: Mo the caller
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 05:07 PM

Then of course Les Barker has a motorcycle version of it


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: MartinRyan
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 12:48 PM

Video of Dubliner Luke Cheevers singing this song:

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST,Mister Magoo
Date: 21 Oct 14 - 03:47 PM

The House Band.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST,Jennifer Burdoo
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 08:47 PM

I learned this recently from North Sea Gas and am trying to work out the chords to their version. They did it with a slight change in tune that feels more natural to me, somehow - I don't know how to describe it. Fewer drastic changes in pitch.


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Subject: RE: Music;Slip Jigs and Reels
From: GUEST,Guest Anto
Date: 27 Jul 18 - 08:02 AM

There is a brilliant version on the album mi.da:za by Cork band North Cregg. It is sung by John Neville. Well worth a listen.


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