Up in the Garret I am

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X:1 T:Up in the Garret M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig S:James Goodman music manuscript collection S:Mid-19th century, County Cork F:http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-one#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=186&z=281.7451%2C279.1704%2C7374.2874%2C4466.6667 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D B/d/|OAGF EFE EFE|AGF EFE Bcd|AGF EFE EFE|AFD DED FGA:| FDF ~B2A ~B2A|FDF ~B2A Bcd|FDF ~B2A ~B2A|AFD DED FGA:|]



UP IN THE GARRET I AM. AKA - "Above in the Garret," "Up in the Garret." AKA and see "Hey My Nanny.” Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The British "Hey My Nanny" is a distanced version of this Irish slip jig; there are several versions of the British tune, with the one printed by the Gows being most similar to the one printed by Roche. A Dorian versions exist, with a different second strain, under the titles "Up in a Garret" and "Above in a Garret." Canon James Goodman (musicologist) collected the tune in mid-19th century County Cork, although it seems a poor and unrealized version of the melody printed sixty years later by Frank Roche.

See also Goodman's "Follow Me Lads (2)", a variant of "Hey My Nanny", similar primarily in the first strain.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 262, p. 27.



See also listing at :
See James Goodman's original manuscript version [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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