Three Little Steps jig

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Three Little Steps has been added to 78 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Three Little Steps
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dcA ~F2A|GAD ~D2A|DED ABB|AFE EFA|
dcA ~F2D|GFD ~D2A|DED B2B|AFD D2z:|
M:9/8
|:FAd dAG GAA|EAc dea ~g2f|Bfg- gfa g2f|gfe def eef|
FAd dAG GAA|EAc dea ~g2f|Bfg- gfa g2f|gfe def e2d:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Three Little Steps
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
K: Dmaj
dcA ~F2D|GFD ~D2A|DED ABB|AFE EFA|
dcA ~F2A|GAD ~D2A|DED B2F|AFE D2z|
dcA ~F2D|GFD ~D2A|DED ABB|AFE EFA|
dcA zBF|AFE ~D2A|DED B2F|AFE D2z|
M:9/8
|:FAd dAG GAA|EAc dea ~g2f|Bfg- gfa g2f|gfe def eef|
FAd dAG GAA|EAc dea ~g2f|Bfg- gfa g2f|gfe def e2d:|
# Added by giamp .
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Five comments

This was a fairly easy tune to transcribe, but is a gorgeous tune anyhow… I’m assuming it’s one of the more recent of Brian Finnegan’s tunes, assuming he is who wrote it.

There’s a couple recordings and videos of it going around… I really, really love the change to a slip jig in the second part, though it can be confusing sometimes.

Part B a Slip Jig?!?

Joseph, are you sure about that? Though you certainly have much more experience in Irish music than I do, listening to Brian Finnegan and William Coulter’s recording of this tune over at their website, http://www.finnegancoulter.com/, the B part sounds just like any other double jig to me. Perhaps Ed Boyd’s chord changes over at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6EMnSmbumM made you think otherwise?


Anyhow, I would agree with you, this is certainly a lovely tune.

The way William’s changing chords in the second part seems to make it sound like a jig, and it thus confused me forever, but if you count for three beats instead of two on the B part, you’ll find it to be in 9 instead.

William Coulter is on thesession, though, so perhaps he’ll see this and correct me if I’m wrong…

Indeed, it’s a beautiful tune, that I’m now happily playing over and over and over and….

Three Little Steps

For what its worth I have no doubt that it is in 6/8 in the first part and 9/8 in the second part. I don’t think Coulter’s chords make it sound like it is in 6/8. If you listen to the tune then the emphasis is played across the 9 notes rather than the 6.

Also the second tune in the set is also a slip jig.

3 Little Steps

Yep,
Written by Brian in honour of Maisie, the first (and regretfully last) Flook baby,