Emily Ball’s Trip To Litton jig

By Ian Stephenson

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Emily Ball’s Trip To Litton has been added to 1 tune set.

Emily Ball's Trip To Litton has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Emily Ball's Trip To Litton
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,DD DEF|A3 FED|B,EE E2 D|B,EF EDB,|
A,DD DEF|A3 gag|fed B2 d|1 AFE D2 B,:|2 AFE D2 A,||
|:B,EE E2 F|G3 FED|EA,A, EA,F|EA,A, EDC|
B,EE E2 F|G3 gag|fed B2 d|1 AFE D2 A,:|2 AFE D3||
|:a3 agf|g3 gfe|fed B2 d|ABc def|
g3 gfe|f3 fed|B2 d A2 d|1 Bcd efg:|2 BAF EDB,||

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Emily Ball’s Trip To Litton

Brilliant jig by Ian Stephenson, master guitarist and button-accordionist from Yorkshire.

I’ve had the album it’s on, Line Up, a while now, but it’s only when somebody else started this tune in a session last night that I really got just how good a tune it is. The third part just kind of sings out, after the two lower-register parts before it. 🙂

The fiddle player Emily Ball has another tune named after her, in case you’re interested: https://thesession.org/tunes/8395

Argh, got the ABC a bit wrong in the second part. The B should be low in the first part: |B,EE E2 F| and it’s a D in the fourth bar, not an F: |EA,A, EDC|

Newbie here

how do i play the lower B note (the very first note of the tune)? I am using a D Whistle. Do have to play it an octave higher?

The simplest answer is yes, not forgetting that there are three notes in this transcription that are out of your range here, the A, it opens, the B, and the C… Other options would include taking a string of notes up an octave, or playing something within the intervals of a third, fourth or fifth…

I reckon playing a long D roll would sound best for the first bar, then up the octave for the low notes after that. Like ~D3 DEF | A3 FED | BEE E2 D | BEF E2 D | or something.

“Emily Ball’s Trip To Litton” - giving a few options for the D limited

X: 2
T: Emily Ball’s Trip To Litton
C: Ian Stephenson
N: options given for A, & B, & C for D limited instruments
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: B |\
Adc def | ABA FED | Bee e2 d | Bef edB |
Ad/d/d def | ABA g3 | fed B/c/dB | AFE D2 :|
|: A |\
Bee e2 f | g3 fed | eAA eAf | eAA edc |
Bee e2 f | g3 gag | fed B2 d |[1 AFE D2 :|[2 AFE D3 ||
|: a3 agf | g3 gfe | fed B2 d | ABc def |
g3 gfe | f3 fed | B2 d A2 d |[1 Bcd efg :|[2 BAF D2 |]

Howdy Joe! 😉

& also - still keeping within the basics of the first transcxription

X: 3
T: Emily Ball’s Trip To Litton
C: Ian Stephenson
N: options given for A, & B, & C for D limited instruments
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: B |\
ADD DEF | A3 FED | BEE E2 D | BEF EDB |
ADD DEF | A3 gag | fed B2 d | AFE D2 :|
|: A |\
BEE E2 F | G3 FED | EAA EAF | EAA EDA |
BEE E2 F | G3 gag | fed B2 d |[1 AFE D2 :|[2 Afe d2 f ||
|: a3 agf | g3 gfe | fed B2 d | ABc def |
g3 gfe | f3 fed | B2 d A2 d |[1 Bcd efg :|[2 BAF D2 |]