Bush on the Hill (2) (The)
X:2 T:Bush on the Hill, The T:Lowdown Jig, The R:jig Z:id:hn-jig-210 Z:transcribed by firstname.lastname@example.org M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G ~G,3 DB,D|GFG Bdg|edc BcA|BGE EDB,| ~G,3 DB,D|GFG Bdg|edc BcA|1 BGF GDB,:|2 BGF GdB|| |:GBd gfg|ece dBA|cBc dBG|BAA ABA| GBd gfg|ece dBA|cBc dcA|1 AGF GdB:|2 AGF GDB,||
BUSH ON THE HILL , THE/A. AKA and see "Humors of Miltown (3)," "Lowdown Jig (The)," "McGlinchey's Jig," "Milltown Maid," "Old West Clare Jig (The)," "Paddy Killoran's Jig (1)," "Seán Ryan's Jig (3)." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). A Major (Cranford/Stubbert, Taylor/Tweed): G Major (Mulvihill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cranford/Stubbert, Mulvihill): AA'BB' (Taylor/Tweed). According to New York button accordionist Luke O'Malley, this jig was composed by Jack McKenna, a guitar accompanist to Hughie Gillespie and Paddy Killoran, and touched up a bit by Killoran himself. Philippe Varlet identified the original recording (with McKenna on guitar) as a c. 1951 78 rpm side on the Standard label, on which it appeared, paired with "Knights of Saint Patrick (The)," as one of "Patrick's Jigs." Varlet relates that Killoran also played it at a 1949 concert at the Dublin GPO. Indeed, the notes to the Ennis Ceili Band CD maintain that it is a Killoran composition originally titled "Humors of Miltown (3)," honoring his second wife Betty (Bridget) Hayes's home in Shanaway West, Coore near Miltown Malbay, County Clare. Paul de Grae mentions that she was a sister-in-law to Kitty Hayes. The "Lowdown Jig (The)" title by which it is known nowadays in County Kerry, according to Paul is descriptive of the distinctive first part of the tune, which begins with a roll on the open 'G' string. Killoran himself recorded the tune in A, the key still preferred by older New York and Cape Breton fiddlers.