Swallows in Flight
X:1 T:Swallows in Flight R:jig C:Gerry Harrington (actually a misattribution-the tune is “Banks of Allan”). D:The Smokey Chimney Z:Harrington and de Grae sounds in B flat on the record Z:however, the fiddle is tuned down 2 steps (i.e. played in the ‘D’ postion) M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D F2F FED |FAA A2G |FGF FED |GBB BAG | FGA EFG |D2FFED |G2B AFD |FEE EDE :| |:~F3 FED|FAA A2d|Bcd Add|~B3 AFE| ~F3 FED|FAA A2d|Bcd AFD|FEE EDE:|
SWALLOWS IN FLIGHT. AKA and see “Banks of Allan (The),” “Bog of Allen (3) (The),” “Tailor's Thimble (1) (The).” Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was miss-attributed on the "Smoky Chimney" recording as a composition of Gerry Harrington; it is actually the jig “Banks of Allan (The)” (albeit with parts reversed) a Scottish tune that can be found in Kerr’s collection. According to the group's guitarist Paul de Grae, it was an honest mistake after a long day’s recording, when a tune title eluded Mr. Harrington who thought he might have penned the melody.