Jimmy O’Brien’s jig

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jimmy O'Brien's has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Jimmy O'Brien's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|c3 BdB|AGA BGE|DEG GAB|AGA BGE|
cec BdB|AGA BGE|DEG AGA|BGG G2:|
d|gfe dBd|edc Bcd|gfe dBd|ecA A2d|
gfe dBd|edc Bcd|DEG AGA|BGG G2:|
D|GBd GBd|FAA FAA|GBd GBd|eAA A2D|
GBd GBd|FAA FAA|DEG AGA|BGG G2:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Jimmy O'Brien's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|cec BdB|AGA BGE|DEG AGA|BGB AGE|
cec BdB|AGA BGE|DEG AGA|BGG G2:|
D |GBd gdd |ede gdB |GBd gdB | A2d BGE |
GBd g2g |ede gdB | GAB AGA |BGG G2 :|
d|gfe d2d|edc Bcd|gfe dBd|ecA A2d|
gfe d2g|edc Bcd|DEG AGA|BGF G2:|
D|GBd GBd|FAA FAd|GBd GBd|ecA A2D|
GBd GBd|FAA FAd|DEG AGA|BGF G2:|
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Eight comments

Jimmy O’Brien’s

Because of the recent discussion of 48 bar jigs by MixO’, I felt like posting this one. Just a 1 to 1 transcription from O’Neills. Not the most fantastic and sensational tune out there, but just a nice rolling jig and fun to play.

“The Maid in the Meadow” ~ for comparison

Submitted on August 31st 2002 by Bryce.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/942

I kept finding myself wanting to play this instead, the A-parts being basically one in the same…

And the B-part - “A Trip to the Cottage”

Submitted on July 10th 2002 by Mark Cordova.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/833

It has a bit of the cobbled together feel about it as a consequence…

“Jimmy O’Brien’s Jig” ~ giving it a go ;-)

X: 2
T: Jimmy O’Brien’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: B |\
c3 B3 | A^GA B=GE | DEG A^GA | BdB AGE |
cec B/c/dB | A^GA B=GE | DEG A^GA | BGF G2 :|
|: f |\
gg/f/e dcd | edc Bcd | gfe dB/c/d | ecA A2 d |
gfe d3 | edc Bcd | | DEG A^GA | BGF G2 :|
|: D |\
GBd GB/c/d | FAA FAD | GBd G2 d | eAG FED |
GBd G2 d | FAA F2 D | | DEG A^GA | BGF G2 :|

Jimmy O’Brien’s Jig

I’ve always known this as THE GREEN FIELDS OF AMERICA. Most of the lads here in West Cork, know it by this name as well …. but …. hey …what do we know way down here !!!!

4-part setting

4-part setting from Paudie O’connor (box) :

X:1
T: Jimmy O’Brien’s
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|cec BdB|AGA BGE|DEG AGA|BGB AGE|
cec BdB|AGA BGE|DEG AGA|BGG G2:|
D |GBd gdd |ede gdB |GBd gdB | A2d BGE |
GBd g2g |ede gdB | GAB AGA |BGG G2 :|
d|gfe d2d|edc Bcd|gfe dBd|ecA A2d|
gfe d2g|edc Bcd|DEG AGA|BGF G2:|
D|GBd GBd|FAA FAd|GBd GBd|ecA A2D|
GBd GBd|FAA FAd|DEG AGA|BGF G2:|