God Rest Ye Merry jig

Also known as God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Folk, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good Comfort May Ye Bring, Good Tidings Of Comfort And Joy, Tidings Of Comfort And Joy.

God Rest Ye Merry has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: God Rest Ye Merry
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
A |B2 f f2 e | d2 c B2 A | B2 c d2 B | F3 F^GA |
B2 F f2 e | d2 e f2 g | f2 e d2 c | B3- B2 ^A |
B3 f2 e | d3 cBA | B2 F dcB | F3- F2 A |
B2 f f2 e | d2 c B2 A | B2 c d2 e | f3- f2 ||
f |g2 e f2 g | a2 b f2 e | d3 Bcd | e3 d2 e |
f3 g2 f | f2 e d2 c | B3 dcB | e3 d2 e |
f2 g a2 b | f2 e d2 c | B3 dcB | F3 d2 e |
f3 gab | f3 edc | B2 e dcA | B3- B2 |]
ABC
X: 2
T: God Rest Ye Merry
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B | BE B/c/B/A/ | GF EE/D/ | EE/F/ GA | Be d/e/d/A/ |
BE B/c/B/A/ | GF EE/F/ | GB A/G/F | E2 E :|
B/B/ | cA Bc | de/d/ B>A | GB E/F/G | AD FA |
BE B/c/B/A/ | GF EE/F/ | GB A/G/F | E2 E :|
ABC
X: 3
T: God Rest Ye Merry
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
A |B2 f f2 e | d2 c B2 A | B2 c d2 B | F3 F2 F |
B2 f- f2 e | d2 c B3 | B2 c d2 e | f3- f2 ||
f |g2 e f2 g | a2 g f2 e | d2 B c2 d | e3 d2 e |
f2 g a2 b | f2 e d2 c | B2 e d2 c | B3- B2 |]
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Four comments

“God Rest Ye Merry”

Heh, heh, heh! Oops! Sorry about that, I’d meant to say - Ho, Ho, Ho!!! :-)

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

~ ‘c’

“God Rest Ye Merry ~ ” - 2/4

http://thesession.org/tunes/13279
# Added by Nigel Gatherer - December 24th, 2013

Nice one Nigel. I was thinking on one of the alternate airs for this one too. Yours deserving a separate entry under 2/4 I’ve given it that place and made the links, as before with that lovely 6/8 take of yours for the "Christmas" march/jig.

Thanks for the good cheer, almost as good as a single malt, ‘almost’… ;-)