Cherish The Ladies jig

Also known as Jackson’s Thought.

There are 54 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Father O’Flynn (lots of times), The Eavesdropper (a few times), Strike The Gay Harp (a few times).

Cherish The Ladies has been added to 272 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Cherish The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dFF AFE|DFA AFA|BEE GFE|FDF ABc|
dFF AFE|DFA AFA|Bcd efg|1 fdc d2c:|2 fdc d2A||
|:dfd cec|dcd AFA|BEE GFE|FDF ABc|
dfd cec|dcd AFA|Bcd efg|fdc d2A:|
|:~d3 fed|afd fed|~B3 ~g3|ece gfe|
|1 dcd fed|afd gbg|fdB AGF|GEF GFE:|
|2 ~a3 bgb|afa g2e|fdB AGF|GEF GFE||
|:ADD AGF|ADD AdB|ADD AGF|GEF GFE|
ADD AGF|ADD AB=c|BGB AFA|GEF GFE:|
|:DFA dAF|DFA BGE|DFA dAF|GAG GFE|
DFA ~d3|Bcc AB=c|BGB AFA|GEF GFE:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Cherish The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dFF AFF|dFF A^GA|BEE =cEE|cEE ABc|
dfd cde|dcd A^GA|Bcd e/f/ge|fdc d2A:|
|:Add fed|afd fed|B2g gfg|ecA gfg|
afd bge|afd g2g|fdB AGF|[1 BEF GFE:|[2 BEF GAB|
|:[F3-A3-] [FA]GF|AGF dcB|[F3-A3-] [FA]GF|GA,B, CDE|
DFA EGB|DFA d2g|fdB AGF|BEF GAF:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Cherish The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~d3 fed|afd fed|~B3 ~g3|ece gfe|1
dcd fed|afd gbg|fdB AGF|GEF GFE:|2
~a3 bgb|afa g2e|fdB AGF|GEF GFE||
ABC
X: 4
T: Cherish The Ladies
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dFF AFF|DFA AGF|BEE GEE|GBA GFE|
dFF AFF|DFA AFA|Bcd efg|fdd d2 (3(A/2B/2c/2):|
|:dfd cec|dfd AGF|BEE GEE|GBA GFE|
dfd cec|dfd AGF|Bcd efg|fdd d2A:|
|:dfd cec|dfd AGF|B zE G zE|GcB/2A/2 GFE|
dGd cFc|dGd A2G|(A3/2B/2c/2d/2) efg|fdd d2B:|
|:Add fdd|add fdd|(A/2B/2c)d gfg|ece gfe|
agf bgf|afd cBA|(3(f/2g/2a/2) dB AGF|GEF GFE:|
|:f2f afd|fed cde|g2g gfg|ece gfe|
agf bge|afd cBA|fdB AGF|GEF GFE:|
|:DFA dAF|DFA BGE|DFA dAF|GEF GFE|
DFA DGB|DFA d2e|fdB AGF|GEF GFE:|
ABC

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Cape Breton setting

Cape breton fiddler Howie MacDonald plays this tune on his recent CD "Live at West Mabou Hall" thus:
X: 74
T: Cherish The Ladies
N: Cape Breton setting
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
Q: 3/8=126
R: jig
K: D
dFF AFF|dFF A^GA|BEE =cEE|cEE ABc|
dfd cde|dcd A^GA|Bcd e/f/ge|fdc d2A:|
|:Add fed|afd fed|B2g gfg|ecA gfg|
afd bge|afd g2g|fdB AGF|[1 BEF GFE:|[2 BEF GAB|
|:[F3-A3-] [FA]GF|AGF dcB|[F3-A3-] [FA]GF|GA,B, CDE|
DFA EGB|DFA d2g|fdB AGF|BEF GAF:|

There’s a flaw here with the abc because the midi file just stops dead on the 2nd bar of the 3rd part. I’ve copied and pasted into concertina.net and it does the same thing strange.

Cherish the Ladies ABC

my software doesn’t like the "2" for the second part ending on its on a new line…. try this for the third part (seems OK in the Tune-a-tron)

|:~d3 fed|afd fed|~B3 ~g3|ece gfe|1
dcd fed|afd gbg|fdB AGF|GEF GFE:|2
~a3 bgb|afa g2e|fdB AGF|GEF GFE||

Coleman video

I love Michael Coleman’s playing in that 1935 recording. I’ve played a similar setting for years, and one of these days I’ll meet someone else who plays the tune! Several years ago I played "The Pathway To The Well" with John Carty, a quite similar tune.

Cherish the Ladies

I just added the old O’Neill’s version of this tune. I am surprised it wasn’t here already. It is a great version, and it is still shows up in sessions.