John McHugh’s jig

Also known as Adam And Eve, Adam And Eve’s (JohnMcHugh’s), John McHugh, John McHugh’s Jigs.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

John McHugh's has been added to 74 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: John McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3 ded | BAB G2 B | AGE DEG | AGE D3 |
B3 ded | BAB GAB | AEE DEG |1 AGF G2 A :|2 AGF G2 c ||
BAB GAB | cBc ABc | BAB GcB | ABc d2 c |
BAB GAB | c3 B3 | AGE DEG | AGF G2 c |
BAB GAB | cBc ABc | BAB GcB | ABc d2 c |
BdG G2 B | c2 E BcB | AGE DEG | AGF G3 |
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X: 2
T: John McHugh's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A2 c cdc|AGA FGA|GFD CDF|A/G/FD C2 B|
A2 c cdc|AGA FGA|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||
AGA FGA|BAB GAB|AGF FEF|GAB C2 B|
AGA FGA|BdB AcA|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||
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Nine comments

This is John Carty’s version on At It Again.

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A mythic tune!

This tune is also available in the recording "music at matt molloy’s". track 15, called "a set of single jigs learned by kevin’s father - john’s grandfather" played on fiddle by kevin and john mchugh (and by the o’grady on the bouzoukis)

John McHugh’s

On his cd, Dancing on Silver, concertina player Tim Collins plays this in F, as follies:

X: 1
T: John McHugh’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
D: Dancing on Silver, Tim Collins
K: F
A2 c cdc|AGA FGA|GFD CDF|A/G/FD C2 B|
A2 c cdc|AGA FGA|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||
AGA FGA|BAB GAB|AGF FEF|GAB C2 B|
AGA FGA|BdB AcA|GFD CDF|GAG F2 B:||

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Tim Collins plays this tune in F because on that track of his CD he happens to be playing his Bb / F concertina. If he was playing the C / G concertina he uses on other tracks on the same CD, he’d be playing the tune in G. Since C / G is the standard concertina used in concert-pitch Irish sessions, the proper (i.e. most common) key for this tune is probably G rather than F - which might make it accessible to a few more folks. But go ahead and play it in F if you can - it does sound nice there. Although you may end up playing it by yourself if you do…

Not that playing along with whoosis in F would be difficult for a C/G concertina,
because it wouldn’t be difficult at all.

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Unless, of course,
nobody picked up the C/G concertina and played it.

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I don’t think Mr. Collins "happened" to be playing his Bb/F concertina. My guess is that he chose it for a reason on this track. And I’m glad he did, because this tune works great in F on fiddle or banjo, all those nice low notes.

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Played in A

I believe the Mulcahey’s play it in he key of A on their great CD, Notes From the Heart.
I hear the first two bars as: c#2e eebe c#Bc# A2c#… Hope I got that right….