Saint Lawrence jig

Also known as Mike McDougal’s, The Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence, The St. Lawrence.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Saint Lawrence has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Saint Lawrence
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ABA FAd|f2d A2d|c2B G2B|B2A F2G|
ABA FAd|f2d A2d|cec ABc|d3 d3:|
|:a2g B2g|g2f A2d|cde ABc|dcB A2f|
a2g B2g|g2f A2d|d2c cBc|d3 d3:||
2
X: 2
T: Saint Lawrence
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B |\
ABA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 B G2 B | B2 A F2 G |
ABA F>Ad | f2 d A2 d | cde ABc | d3 d2 B |
ABA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 B G2 B | BcB F2 G |
A>BA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 e B2 c | d3 d2 ||
|: f |\
a2 g B3 | g2 f A3 | d2 c cBc | edB A2 f |
a2 g B^AB | g2 f A3 | d2 c cBc | edd d2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Saint Lawrence
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: B |\
ABA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 B GFG | B2 A F2 G |
ABA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 B GFG | d3 d2 :|
|: f |\
a2 g B2 g | g2 f A2 d | cec ABc | dcB A2 f |
a2 g B2 g | g2 f A2 d | cec ABc | d3 d2 :|
4
X: 4
T: Saint Lawrence
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F/G/ |\
ABA FGA | f2 d A3 | cBA GFG | B2 A F2 G |
AA/A/A FGA | f2 d AB/c/d | cBc ABc | d3- d2 :|
|: f/g/ |\
a2 g B^AB | g2 f A^GA | c^Bc A2 c | dcB A2 f |
a2 g B^AB | g2 f A3 | cBc ABc | d3- d2 :|

Seven comments

I found this jig in an old compilation of New England fiddle music.

"New England Fiddler’s Repertoire"

Randy Miller & Jack Perron, 1983 / 2nd edition 2003

Page 7: "Saint Lawrence"

http://www.randymillerprints.com/
http://www.randymillerprints.com/fiddletunebooks.htm

Second Edition:

"First published in 1983, the new revised and illustrated edition marks the 20th anniversary of publication.

Easier-to-read music typesetting, chords added, index by key, list of alternate titles, decorated with over two dozen Randy Miller wood engravings, including "A Time to Dance.

"168 classic traditional contra dance melodies, from Batchelder’s Reel to Money Musk to Portland Fancy and beyond — the standard contra tunes in one source. The second edition of NEFR is produced with assistance from the Gadd/Merrill Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society. Edited by Robert Bley-Vroman and Randy Miller; introduction by Newt Tolman."

~ also their publication:
"Irish Traditional Fiddle Music"

"The Saint Lawrence Jig" ~ a few more ways with it…

The first version given is from an old recording of "Bob Hill and His Candian Country Boys". The tune is an old ‘chestnut’ for New England contras and quadrilles, fun to play and great to dance to…

K: D Major
B |
ABA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 B G2 B | B2 A F2 G |
ABA F>Ad | f2 d A2 d | cde ABc | d3 d2 B |
ABA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 B G2 B | BcB F2 G |
A>BA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 e B2 c | d3 d2 ||
|: f |
a2 g B3 | g2 f A3 | d2 c cBc | edB A2 f |
a2 g B^AB | g2 f A3 | d2 c cBc | edd d2 :|

|: B |
ABA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 B GFG | B2 A F2 G |
ABA FAd | f2 d A2 d | c2 B GFG | d3 d2 :|
|: f |
a2 g B2 g | g2 f A2 d | cec ABc | dcB A2 f |
a2 g B2 g | g2 f A2 d | cec ABc | d3 d2 :|

|: F/G/ |
ABA FGA | f2 d A3 | cBA GFG | B2 A F2 G |
AA/A/A FGA | f2 d AB/c/d | cBc ABc | d3- d2 :|
|: f/g/ |
a2 g B^AB | g2 f A^GA | c^Bc A2 c | dcB A2 f |
a2 g B^AB | g2 f A3 | cBc ABc | d3- d2 :|

St. Lawrence Jig

Go to www.youtube.com and see Abbie’s Favourite Jig played by Bruce Osborne. The first part is note for note. I love both tunes and they dance well. Try them along with The Old Red Barn. Abbie Anderson apparently did Abbie’s Favourite in St. Catharines, Ontario sometime in the 1940’s. Could these tunes be related?