My Friend Buddy jig

Also known as My Friend Buddy MacMaster.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

My Friend Buddy has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: My Friend Buddy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:c|FGF FGA|cdc cAG|FGF FGA|fgf f2 a|
FGF F2 A|cdc cAF|GAG GAc|d3 f2:|
|:b|agf fcA|FGF F2 b|agf fef|gaf g2 b|
[1 agf fcA|FGF F2 A|GAG GA/B/c|d3 f2:|
[2 afa ge/f/g|fed c2 F|GAG GAc|d3 f2||
2
X: 2
T: My Friend Buddy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:[Acf]|F>GF FGA|cdc cAF|F>GF FAc|fgf fga|
F>GF FGA|B/c/dc c2 F|G>AG GAc|d3 d2:|
|:f|a>gf fcA|FGF FAc|a>gf fcf|gag gfg|
[1 a>gf fcA|FGF FAc|G>AG GAc|d3 d2:|
[2 af/g/a geg|ff/e/d cAF|G>AG GAc|d3- d2||
3
X: 3
T: My Friend Buddy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|D>ED DEF|ABA AFE|D>ED DEF|ded d2 f|
D>ED D2 F|ABA AFD|E>FE EFA|B3 d2:|
|:g|f>ed dAF|DED D2 g|f>ed dcd|efd e2 g|
[1 f>ed dAF|DED D2 F|E>FE EF/G/A|B3 d2:|
[2 fdf ec/d/e|dcB A2 D|E>FE EFA|B3 d2||
4
X: 4
T: My Friend Buddy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|GAG G2 B|ded dBA|G2 G GAB|gag g2 b|
GAG G2 B|ded dBG|A2 A AB/c/d|e3 g2:|
|:[ac']|bag gdB|GAG G2 [gc']|bag gfg|abg a^ga|
[1 bag gdB|GAG G2 B|A2 A ABd|e3 g2:|
[2 bg/a/b af/g/a|gfe dBG|A2 A AB/c/d|e3 g2||
5
X: 5
T: My Friend Buddy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
FGD FGA|cdA cAG|FGD FGA|fgd f2 D|
FGA F2 A|cde cAF|GAB GAc|d3 f2:|
# Added by muspc .
6
X: 6
T: My Friend Buddy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A|:FGF FGA|cdc cAF|FGF FAc|fgf fga|FGF FGA|
cdc cAF|GAG GAc|({e}d3) d2 f:|agf fcA|FGF FAc|
agf fcf|gag gfg|agf fcA|FGF FAc|GAG GAc|
({e}d3) d2 f|agf fcA|FGF FAc|agf fcf|gag gfg|
afa geg|fed cAF|GAG GAc|({e}d3) d2 f||

Nine comments

A tendency ~

K: Fmaj
|: c |\
F>GF FGA | cdc cAG | F>GF FGA | fgf f2 a | ~ etc…

Lovely tune,
Thanks for posting.

"My Friend Buddy" ~ in D Major

X: 2
T: My Friend Buddy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
|: A |\
D>ED DEF | ABA AFE | D>ED DEF | ded d2 f |
D>ED D2 F | ABA AFD | E>FE EFA | B3 d2 :|
|: g |\
f>ed dAF | DED D2 g | f>ed dcd | efd e2 g |
[1 f>ed dAF | DED D2 F | E>FE EF/G/A | B3 d2 :|
[2 fdf ec/d/e | dcB A2 D | E>FE EFA | B3 d2 |]

For those who wish, if following this on a woodwind in the key of F, using the given notation with D-fingering, the result would be F Major.

"My Friend Buddy" ~ in G Major

X: 3
T: My Friend Buddy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: d |\
GAG G2 B | ded dBA | G2 G GAB | gag g2 b |
GAG G2 B | ded dBG | A2 A AB/c/d | e3 g2 :|
|: a |\
bag gdB | GAG G2 g | bag gfg | abg a^ga |
[1 bag gdB | GAG G2 B | A2 A ABd | e3 g2 :|
[2 bg/a/b af/g/a | gfe dBG | A2 A AB/c/d | e3 g2 |]

The above transposition avoids the c’ by going to g or a instead, but here is as it would be with the c’ in the B-part ~

|: c’ |\
bag gdB | GAG G2 c’ | bag gfg | abg a2 c’ |

If played on a woodwind in the key of C, with D fingering it would sound in F Major…

My first time playing the song

I dont hate it but I cant say I love it. I tried it but I dont like how it jumps from F Natural to A (on the E string).

My Friend Buddy

Here’s the version of "My Friend, Buddy", composed by Dan Hughie MacEachern for his friend Buddy MacMaster, from the long out-of-print first book of Dan Hughie’s compositions, from a photo posted today on Facebook by Dan Hughie’s grand-niece Jackie Dunn MacIsaac. (I would ordinarily use 1st and 2nd endings for the B part and have four bars per line, but this is how it appears in the book.)