X: 1 T: Galloping O'Hogan S: "Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music" 41/94 L: 1/8 M: 6/8 R: jig K: G G/A/ | BGG AFF | DGG G2A | BGB cBc | ADE FGA | BAB cBc | def gag | fdc AGF | AGG G2 :| |:B/d/ | gaf gaf | gGG GBd | =fgf fge | =f=FF FGA | _BAB c=Bc | def gag | fdc AGF | AGG G2 :|]
GALLOPING O'HOGAN. AKA and see "Rakes of Clonmel (1)." Irish, Air and Jig. G Major ('A' part) & G Mixolydian ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The ballad refers to the daring exploits of Dónall Ó hÓgáin, a scout with Patrick Sarsfield's Jacobite forces in the daring attack on the Williamite siege train at Ballyneety near Dundrum, County Tipperary, on August 11th, 1690. The first part is related to "My Last Fall" (Pa.), and in a more general way, "Night at the Fair (A)." Joseph Croft's similarly titled "Galloping Hogan" is a different melody.