Devil The Care jig

Devil The Care has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Devil The Care
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ed | cAA eAA | aga e2 d | cAA eAA | (4Bcdc Bed |
cAA eAA | aga e2 d | (4cdec BAB | cAA A :|
|: cB | cBc ecA | dAd daa | cdc ecA | ded B2 B |
cBc ecA | dAd daa | (4cdec BAB | cAA A :|

Five comments

Devil the Care

The manuscript I have in front of me tells me it was written down by P. Donovan date given 1749. I believe he composed it, I’m not sure of the Key as it is very blurred and faded. I have set in the Key of ‘Dmajor’ though this could be wrong, I would appreciate very much if any one could tell me the right key!

I don;t know "the answer" but after a couple of turns of aural transmission I reckon those g’s would probably have tended to sharp. They sound ok natural but IMHO the straightforward character of the rest of the tune doesn’t give enough support to keep them natural.

Yes, works well in A dorian.