Annotation:I'll Mend Your Pots and Kettles (1)

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X:1 T:I'll Mend Your Pots and Kettles [1] M:2/4 L:1/16 S:Seamus Ennis R:March or Polka K:G D2|G3cB3c|d3d d2GA|B2d2 c2Ac|{B/c/}B2G2 G2GA| BBAB c2Bc|dggf g2fg|agab ageg|{f/g/}f2d2 d2A2| (3BcB AB (3cdc Bc|dggf g2ga|b2g2 a2f2|g2{a}g {f}g2ga| b2g2 a2f2|gagf d2GA|B2d2Tc2 Ac|TB2G2 G2Bc| dggf g2fg|a2af g2Bc|d2g2 {a}g2fg|f2d2 dcBc| dggf g2fg|a2af (3gag (3fgf|d2dc AGAc|{B/c/}B2G2 G2:||

I'LL MEND YOUR POTS AND KETTLES [1]. Irish, March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Williamson): ABB (Mitchell): ABB' (Harker/Rafferty): AB (O'Neill). The piece was contributed to Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland collection by his "scribe" Sgt. James O'Neill. In that book, it appears in the "Airs and Songs" section. It was a favored tune of uilleann piper Séamus Ennis, who recorded it on mulitiple occasions.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - piper Séamus Ennis (Ireland) [Williamson]; piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926, who had it from his daughter Mary, traced to the O'Brien-Moran recording [Harker].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland), 1903, no. 57, p. 10. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 276, p. 87. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 92, p. 81. Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; p. 74.

Recorded sources: -Larraga Records TR1103, Mary Rafferty - "Hand Me Downs" (2002). Piping Pig Productions PPPCD001, Jimmy O'Brien-Moran - "Seán Reid's Favourite" (1996. Learned from Séamus Ennis). Topic Records 12T159, Séamus Ennis - "Jack of All Trades" (1961).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Seamus Ennis recorded version at the Comhaltas Archive [2]

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