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Jim Besser
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Can anybody recommend some nice 48 bar English jigs? Need it for an upcoming dance, haven't found anything both danceable and fun to play!

 

How about these two jigs, Jim?

 

X: 1

T:Tars of the Victory,The. RH.019

R:Jig

S:Rev.R.Harrison's MS,c1815,Cumbria

N:Nelson was given command in the Mediterranean in 1803, and his

N:flagship was the Victory, in which he died in 1805 at the

N:Battle of Trafalgar..CGP

O:England

A:Temple Sowerby,Cumbria.

M:6/8

L:1/8

Q:3/8=100

K:D

b|a^ga aga|d'2d d2f|efg ABc|dfa a2a|\

a^ga aga|d'2d def|efg ABc|d2f d2:|!

|:D'|c'ba a2e|fga d2f|efg ABc|dfa a2d'|\

c'ba a2g|fga def|efg ABc|dfa d2:|

 

 

X: 2

T:Uncle's Jig

C:Trad

M:6/8

L:1/8

K:G

B2c|:ddd dcB|ddd d2d|g2g f2e|d3dcB|

c2e edc|B2d G2B|A2B cBA|[1GAG FBc:|[2G3G3|:

K:D

A2d c2e|d2f a2f|e2f gfe|d2f A3|

A2d c2e|d2f a2f|e2f gfe|[1d3d3:|[2

K:G

d3B2c

 

 

Chris

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Not got abcs handy as on the wrong machine, but you might also want to look up

 

Morgan Rattler

 

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance (a.k.a. the 'Robinson' tune)

 

and (IMNSHO) one of the great modern tunes,

 

Horizonto (by Paul James)

 

[Edited to add: will post abcs later]

Edited by Steve Mansfield
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My fav 48 bar is Weasel in the Grass

 

X:449

T:Weasel in the Grass

M:6/8

K:G

B2 B A2 B|AGG G2 d|efg dBG|BAA A3|

B2 B A2 B|AGG G2 d|efg dBG|1 cAF G2 z:|2 cAF G2||

g|fed cBA|BGG G2 g|fed cBA|eAA A2 g|

fed cBA|BGG G2 d|efg dBG|cAF G2:||

z|E2 E EDE|G3 G2 G|A2 A AGA|B3 Bcd|

edc edc|d2 B G2 B|A2 B c2 B|A2 G FED|

E2 E EDE|G3 G2 G|A2 A AGA|B3 Bcd|

edc edc|d2 B Ggg|fed cBA|G3 G3||

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As promised earlier ...

 

 

X:1

T:Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

N:The 'Robinson' tune: probably a Victorian invention, never known

N: to have been used by the Abbots Bromley dancers.

M:6/8

L:1/8

K:G

e|B2e G2e|B2e E2G|FGA GAB|AGF G2e|B2e G2e|B2e E2G|

FGA GAB|AGF E2::e|c2e cde|A2c ABc|FGA GFE|DED B,2d|

e2g efg|c2e cde|dcB AGF|E3-E2::A|BAB cBc|BAB e2e|

BcB AGF|G3A3|BAB cBc|BAB e2e|BcB AGF|E3-E2:|

 

X:2

T:Morgan Rattler

R:Jig

B:Dave Townsend English Dance Music v2

Z:Steve Mansfield 20071124

M:6/8

L:1/8

K:D

AGF EFG | FEF D2d | AGF EFG | B2A Bcd | AGF EFG | FEF D2A |

def edc | B2A Bcd :: d2e fdB | c2d ecA | d2e fdB | g2e fga |

d2e fdB | c2d ecA | def edc | B2A Bcd :: D2d dcd | E2e ede | D2d dcd |

B2A Bcd | D2d dcd | E2e efg | agf edc | B2A Bcd :|

 

 

X:3

T:Horizonto

T:Bello Horizonto

C:Paul James

M:6/8

L:1/8

K:Dm

aba gaf | gef dec | A2A def | ede cde | fgf fgf | ede cde |

fed edc |1 A=Bc d3 :|2 A=B^c d3 |: BGB def | BGB def | AFA def |

AFA def | BGB def | BGB def |1 abg afg | efd edc :|

2=BGB def | =BGB def || b2 a-a gf | e2c efg | a2 g-g fe | d2B def |

g2 f-f ed | ^c2A cde | f2 g-g ^g2 | a3 aga | b2 c'-c' b2 | e3efg |

a2 b-b a2 | d3 def | g2 f-f ed | ^c2A cde | f2d de^c | (d3 d3) ||

 

[Edit: minor abc fluff]

Edited by Steve Mansfield
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Cool ideas, all; I"m trying hte all out (except Abbotts; as a Morris dance muso I'm pretty sick of that one. Like Rattler a lot!

Horizonto -- I REALLY like that one, that could be the answer I need! Thanks all

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Can anybody recommend some nice 48 bar English jigs? Need it for an upcoming dance, haven't found anything both danceable and fun to play!

 

Any 32-bar jig can be converted to a 48-bar jig by playing the sequence AABB as normal then adding AB. Then repeat the whole sequence as often as needed.

 

regards

 

John

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