Around The World For Sport jig

Also known as Round The World For Sport.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Around The World For Sport has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Around The World For Sport
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EF|:"Em"G2G GFG|"D"A2A AGA|"G"B2B BAG|"Bm"B2E E2F|
"Em"G2G GFG|"D"A2A ABc|"Bm"dcB AGF|1 G2E E2F:|2G2E E2f||
"Em"g2e e2f|g2e e2f|"A"g2e a2g|"D"f2d def|
"Em"gfe a2f|gfe d2B|"Bm"A2B cBA|1 G2E E2f :|2 G2E E2F||
ABC
X: 2
T: Around The World For Sport
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: D | G2 G GFG | A2 A AGA | B2 B BAG | B2 E E2 D |
G2 G GFG | A2 A ABc | dcB cBA | [1 G2 E E2 :| [2 G2 E E3 ||
|: e2 f gfe | fag fed |e2 f gfe| f2 B B3 |
e2 f gfe | fag fed | A2 B cBA | B2 E E3 :|
|: gfe B2g | gfe c2g | gfe a2g | f2d def |
gfe a2f | gfe d2B | A2B cBA | [1 G2 E E3 :| [2 G2 E E2 ||
ABC
X: 3
T: Around The World For Sport
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G3 G3 | ABA A2G | B3 BAG | B2 E E2 F |
G3 G3| ABA ABc | d2A BAG |F2 D D3:||
|: g2 e3 f| g2 e3 f |g2 e a2 g| f2 d d2 f |
g2 e a2 f | g2 e edc | BcB BAG | F2 D D3:||
ABC

Five comments

Around The World for Sport

There is a reel by this name also. This fine jig can be heard on an album by Red Shift (1987) ‘Back in the Red’, which I kindly got from the redoubtable Pete Coe, from Ripponden.

What challenging sound!

Round the World for Sport

This a setting from "Howe’s 1,000 Jigs and Reels, Etc. ", Boston 1867.

The first part of this jig is clearly related to the reel of the same name http://thesession.org/tunes/1011 - it is harder to hear any connection in the second part.

The middle part of the three part version is pretty much the same, save for the last two bars (which echo the ending of the last part), as the second part of Lanigan’s Ball. I suspect the middle part was added by a dance musician to make the tune suitable for a 48-bar dance.