Would you Adam and Eve it?
So two tunes which get played in sessions I have sat in on.
The first, a jig in G whose first measure is: B3 ded | BAB G2 B | AGE DEG | AGE D3 |
The second, a slide in D whose first measure is: f2A fAA ~f3 fef|a2f ede f2d A2g|
If you ask the player who kicked the first tune off what they call it, you’ll get the answer "Adam and Eve".
A different night, a different place, a different bunch of players, a different set which includes the second tune. You ask the player who led the set what they call the slide in question. "Adam and Eve"
And then you go to a different session and both tunes are played *as* a set (or you listen to At The Racket’s album where both are played as a set). "What do you call that first tune?" "Adam and Eve" "And the second?" "Adam and Eve"
Now, I’m happy enough with different tunes having the same name. Not a bother. I’m grand with one tune having different names. Fair enough - the more the merrier, bring it on. But this may be the only occasion I know of where two tunes are commonly played as a set and referred to under the same name (without a distinguishing "1" and "2").
And before anyone chips in to point out the obvious, I know they’re often referred to as "Kevin McHugh’s 1" and "Kevin McHugh’s 2" and "Kevin McHugh’s Jig" and "Kevin McHugh’s Slide". I’m only talking about the occasions when a player knows both and refers to both as Adam and Eve…
Anyone else know of any commonly-played sets where both tunes (or more it’s a set of more than two tunes) are commonly known by the same title without any distinguishing suffix?