Sheet Music: The Sporting Bachelor

TitleThe Sporting Bachelor
Alternate titlesPat in His Glory
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo76 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2022-09-13
Last updated2022-09-13
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 13 September 2022

Tune of the Day: The Sporting Bachelor

Traditional Irish jig

The earliest appearance of this jig, in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (Boston, 1883), bears the title “Pat in His Glory”. It was then included, under the title “The Sporting Bachelor”, in Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland (Chicago, 1903) and The Dance Music of Ireland (1907). O'Neill's version differs in the last two bars of the first strain, but it is otherwise the exact same melody. For the sake of completeness, we have included both variations.