mystery Dmaj jig

mystery Dmaj jig

I’m sure this is really well known, but I can’t find it here or on other sites. It starts out like this:

dcd edb a2F FEF a2F EFE D … etc

Maybe it’s here in a different key or different "spelling?" I’ve heard it a few times in sessions.

Re: mystery Dmaj jig

I don’t know, but maybe:
dcd edB | A2F FEF | A2F EFE |
sounds more like a possibility?

Re: mystery Dmaj jig

It’s Christmas Day in the Morning, a slide.

X: 1
T:Christmas Day in the Morning
M:12/8
L: 1/8
K:D
dcd edB A2F FEF|A2F FEF AFE DFA|dcd edB A2F FEF|AFE DEF EFE D2 A|
dcd edB A2F FEF|A2F FEF AFE DFA|dcd edB A2F FEF|AFE DEF EFE D2 B||
A2B d2e ~f3 fed|~e3 edB ~d3 edB|A2B d2e ~f3 fed|edB ABd efe d2 B|
A2B d2e ~f3 fed|~e3 edB ~d3 edB|A2B d2e ~f3 fed|edB ABd efe d2 A|

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Re: mystery Dmaj jig

It could be Munster Buttermilk, the Denis Murphy jig off Star Above the Garter which I think is in the database in a different key and different setting, making it weird to find : \

|:d2f edB|BAF FEF|ADD DFA|BAF DFA|
|d2f edB|BAF FEF|ADD DEF|EDD D3:|
|:BAF AAd|efa ffe|fge edB|ddd edB|
|AFA d2e|faf fed|edB Adf|edd d3:|

Or somesuch. Listen to the album!

—DtM

Re: mystery Dmaj jig

G is more common in most sessions and allows fiddles to go down an octave without any difficulty.

Re: mystery Dmaj jig

It’s been recorded in D in Newfoundland a couple of times recently, under the name "Frank Stamp’s". As near as I can tell, they play just one phrase differently from what is listed above as "Christmas Day in the Morning". I think it also cropped up once recently in D in our local session, which is very far from Newfoundland, alas.

Re: mystery Dmaj jig

There are multiple tunes with the name "Munster Buttermilk." Don’t confuse this two part jig with the "Munster Buttermilk "also known as "Behind the Haystack," a tune in D with three parts.

Re: mystery Dmaj jig

Personally, I like this Munster Buttermilk better than the three-part version. The three-parter is really sweet and comfortable, but I find that it gets overly repetitive veeery quickly; this setting is livelier, has more bounce and breath to it, and wings around its phrasing in a much more satisfying manner without being more complicated than it needs to be.

—DtM