Geese in the Bog (3)
X:2 T: Geese in the Bog (3) M:6/8 L:1/8 B:James Morrison - "How to Play the Globe Accordion Irish B:Style (1931, No. 10, p. 20) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bmin c|dFF AFF|dFF ABc|dFF AFE|FBB ABc| dFF AFF|dFF ABc|dcB AFE|FBB B2:| |:c|def afe|fbb afe|def afe|fbb b2Bc| def afe|fbb afe|dcB AFE|FBB B2:|
GEESE IN THE BOG . AKA and see "Bryan O'Lynn (1)," "Devil’s Jig (The)," "Goose in the Bog," "Humors of Ballinafad (1) (The)," "Mullingar Jig (The)," "Seol na nGeabhaigh," "Sprigs of Stradone (The)." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian (Harker/Rafferty, Mulvihill, Songer, Sullivan, Tubridy): B Minor (Cranitch, Morrison). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody starts on a C Major chord (or D Major chord, in the case of Cranitch's version). One of the earliest publications of the tune is in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, vol. 1, No. 1 (1904, p. 35) where a version appears as "Seol na nGeabhaigh" (Driving the Geese), collected from a piper in Termon, Kilmacrenan, Co. Donegal, a few years after the turn of the 20th century. The second part of the "Geese in the Bog (3)" is similar to the second part of "Banks of Lough Gowna (1) (The)." Frank Roche prints the tune as "Bryan O'Lynn (1)" with the alternate title "Humors of Ballinafad (1) (The)" in his first collection of 1912. Carl Hardebeck named the tune "Devil’s Jig (The)" in his 1921 collection, as his source (either fiddler John Duffy or Sean O'Gorman) could not remember the name of it. Researcher Conor Ward finds the jig in musicians' manuscript collections from Connaught under the titles "Sprigs of Stradone (The)" (Francis Reynolds, Gaigue, Ballinamuck, Co. Longford, c. 1885) and "Mullingar Jig (The)" (Reilly Family manuscripts, Toome, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim, c. 1900). On the whole, it would see that "Geese in the Bog" as a title for this popular session jig is a fairly recent appellation.