Tumble the Jug
X:1 T:Tumble the Jug M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:James Goodman (1828─1896) music manuscript collection, S:vol. 2, p. 122. Mid-19th century, County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Edor B2E EFE|B2A Bcd|B2E EFE|BAG FED| B2E EFE|B2A Bcd|AFA DFD|A2F FED|| BEB EBE|B2A Bcd|BEB EBE|BAG FED| BEB EBE|B2A Bcd|AFA DFD|A2F FED||
TUMBLE THE JUG. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Tumble the Jug" was also entered into the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (musicologist) (1828-1896). Goodman had another version in Book 1 of his manuscript collection under the title "Humors of Jug (The)," although the first strain is the only one cognate; the subsequent three strains are similar variants, but musically different than Joyce's tune. Other versions, similarly correspondent, were published by Richard Fitzmaurice under the title "Miss Smollet's Favorite" in his New Collection of Irish Tunes (Edinburgh, 1807), and by Frank Roche as "McLean's Lamentation (1)" in his Collection of Traditional Irish Music vol. 1 (1912).
"Tumble the Jug" is probably a piping tune.