The Red-haired Rafter jig

Also known as The Redhaired Rafter.

The Red-haired Rafter has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: The Red-haired Rafter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGA ~B3|cBA AGE|EDE GAB|c2A BGE|
DGA ~B3|cBA AGE|EDE GAB|AGF G2E:|
|:BGB dBG|~B3 dBG|~E3 EDE|
[1 GAB cBA|~B3 dBG|~B3 dBG|EDE GAB|AGF G2A:|
[2 GAB AGE|GEG AGE|BGE AGE|dBG DGB|AGF G2B||
dBG DGB|E2c BAG|DEF EFG|FGA GAB|
dBG DGB|E2c BAG|EDE GAB|AGF G2B||
dBG DGB|E2c BAG|Ddd Edd|Fdd GdG|
dBG DGB|E2c BAG|EDE GAB|AGF G3||

Three comments

This tune comes from Jimmy Young (House Band, Rua, the Twa Jimmies) from Christchurch, NZ. Written for a good friend of his, Maurice Spence. I have it on the recording "Jimmy Young - Pipeworks" where it is listed as the Warrior’s Jig (part of a suite inspired by the Rainbow Warrior), but I’m sure it appears on an earlier Rua album(s).

I love this tune! On the times I’ve heard Jimmy play it (usually on the Northumbrian pipes), I’ve been instantly transported to my happy place. Hope you enjoy it too.

Jimmy Young…

That’ll be Jimmy Young - from Edinburgh. Depends how far back you go. Jimmy’s written some good tunes, including one for our own Mr and Mrs "Ptarmigan". See link below :

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My mistake….

https://thesession.org/tunes/5589
Apparently written by Davy Stuart, who played along with Jimmy in a fine Edinburgh band "Crannachan", and later in "Rua" in New Zealand. I have a video of the lads playing the linked tune on a BBC Scotland TV programme from the 1980s. Must get involved with "Youtube" some day.

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