The Little Drummer jig

Also known as The Three Little Drummers.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Little Drummer has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Little Drummer
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|GAB D3|GAB AGe|dAB D3|GAG Ged|
GAB D3|GAB d2e|dcB AGA| BGG G2:|
|:B|dBB dBB|dBA G2B|dBB dBB|GAG GED|
dBB dBB|dBd G2e|dBB AGA| BGG G2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

The Little Drummer

A lovely tune I got from Jimmy Collins a box player.

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This is a great favourite of Chris Droney’s and appears on his Fertile rock tape as the Tree Litte drummers.

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This is not the jig that Chris Droney has recorded as Three Little Drummers but the 2nd jig on that trrack which is more commonly called Paudeen O’Rafferty( one of them) and so is duplicated https://thesession.org/tunes/9657.In fact this doesn’t sound remotedly like Three Little Drummers !!!!!

… That’s funny because I can hear in it at least one little drummer drumming!
Nice tune. I like it insistance. Its swaggering neat trimliness!

It’s played on 8 pitches/5 degrees only (if you play part 1 "dAB AGA| BGG G2:|" that gets rid of the only c in the tune therefore making it anhemitonic pentatonic Major: You can now play it on the black keys-only on your classically trained friends’s piano -to impress them- -the way I used to when I was a teenager!