The Murray River jig

Also known as Murray River.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Murray River has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Murray River
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |B2 B B>AG | D3 D>GA | B2 B c>BA | E3 E>AB |c2 c c>BA |
f2 f f2 e |1 e>dd d>^cd | e>dc B>G :|2 d>ed c>BA | G3 G2 ||
|: c |B>GG G>A_B | A>=FF F2 E | D>GG G>FG | A>dd d2 c |
B>GG G>A_B | A>=FF F2 E | D>GG F>GA | B>GG G2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Murray River
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A/B/ |c2 c cBA | E3- E2 A/B/ | c2 c dcB | F3- F2 B/c/ |
d2 d dcB | g2 g g2 f |[1 fee e^de | fed c2 :|[2 e2 e dcB | A3- A2 ||
|: E/D/ |CA,A, A,CE | D=G,G, G,2 B, | A,CE AGA | BEE E2 D |
CA,A, A,2 E | D=G,G, G,2 F | EAA GAB | cAA A2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Murray River
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AB |c2 c cBA | E3 EAB | c2 c dcB | F3 FBc |
d2 d dcB | g2 g g2 f |[1 fee e^de | fed c :|[2 e2 e dcB | A3 A2 ||
|: D |C2 A, A,CE | D=G,G, G,2 B, | A,CE AGA | BEE E2 D |
C2 A, A,CE | D2 =G, G,2 F | E2 A GAB |[1 cAA A2 :|[2 cAA A- |]
ABC
X: 4
T: The Murray River
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AB |c2 c cBA | E3 EAB | c2 c dcB | F3 FBc |
d2 d dcB | g2 g g2 f |[1 fee e^de | fed c :|[2 e2 e dcB | A3 A2 ||
|: d |cAA AB=c | B=GG G2 F | EAA AGA | Bee e2 d |
c2 A A2 =c | B2 =G G2 F | E2 A GG/A/B |[1 cAA A2 :|[2 cAA A- |]
ABC

Ten comments

“The Murray River Jig” ~ composed by Graham Townsend

I was needing some cheering up today and turned to two musicians to do that for me, Junior Crehan and Willy Taylor. It was the needed therapy… This is a transcription from the playing of Willy Taylor… This jig is also played in A…

“The Murray River Jig” ~ composed by Graham Townsend ~ in A

X: 1
T: The Murray River Jig
C: Graham Townsend
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: A Major
|: A/B/ |
c2 c cBA | E3- E2 A/B/ | c2 c dcB | F3- F2 B/c/ |
d2 d dcB | g2 g g2 f |[1 fee e^de | fed c2 :|[2 e2 e dcB | A3- A2 ||
|: E/D/ |
CA,A, A,CE | D=G,G, G,2 B, | A,CE AGA | BEE E2 D |
CA,A, A,2 E | D=G,G, G,2 F | EAA GAB | cAA A2 :|

X: 2
T: The Murray River Jig
C: Graham Townsend
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: A Major
|: AB |
c2 c cBA | E3 EAB | c2 c dcB | F3 FBc |
d2 d dcB | g2 g g2 f |[1 fee e^de | fed c :|[2 e2 e dcB | A3 A2 ||
|: D |
C2 A, A,CE | D=G,G, G,2 B, | A,CE AGA | BEE E2 D |
C2 A, A,CE | D2 =G, G,2 F | E2 A GAB |[1 cAA A2 :|[2 cAA A- ||

X: 3
T: The Murray River Jig
C: Graham Townsend
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: A Major
|: AB |
c2 c cBA | E3 EAB | c2 c dcB | F3 FBc |
d2 d dcB | g2 g g2 f |[1 fee e^de | fed c :|[2 e2 e dcB | A3 A2 ||
|: d |
cAA AB=c | B=GG G2 F | EAA AGA | Bee e2 d |
c2 A A2 =c | B2 =G G2 F | E2 A GG/A/B |[1 cAA A2 :|[2 cAA A- ||

Named for a town on PEI it seems, not Australia’s dwindling major waterway

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A personal favorite. Glad you posted it.

Murray River

Cracker of a tune.
Of course, WT plays it as a two step rather than a jig. The Angels of the North play this a lot and we pair it with Alastair J Simm and another tune whose name escapes me for the moment. sorry. Aged parent has been here for a week and Altzheimers seems to be contagious. Its the set that is recorded on Northumberland Rant.
Noel

Roland and Cynthia Taylor

I had always assumed that this was a Willy Taylor tune. Is there any evidence to prove its provenance either way?

Noel
Angels of the North

X: 2, 3 & 4 “The Murray River Jig” ~ C: Graham Townsend

# Posted by ceolachan - May 18th, 2007