When Daylight Shines jig

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When Daylight Shines has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: When Daylight Shines
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|gfe dcB|d2c A2B|cBc e2d|B3 GBd|
gfe dcB|d2c A2B|cBc e2F|G4-G:|
D|G2A B2c|d3 B2d|e2d c2d|B3 G2D|
G2A B2c|d3 g2g|fed cBA|G4-G d|
dcB BAG|F2A e2d|ded c2d|B3 GBd|
dcB BAG|F2A e2c|d2B dcA|G4-G||

Seven comments

This tune was very popular with ceilidh bands in England way back in the 1970s - or possibly even earlier than that.

It’s been quite a while since I played it - or indeed, heard anyone else play it …

sounds like a 12/8 slide to me, this

Carnival of Venice & When Daylight Shines

@David50

The tune in your second clip: "Carnival of Venice" is in 3/4 time. But I can certainly see the connection with the latter and the tune: "When Daylight Shines".

Virtuoso playing on the euphonium (?) ๐Ÿ™‚

Tubby the Tuba - eat yer heart out! ๐Ÿ™

Carnival of Venice

Mix, I went through several clips a while back checking on the similarity. I remembered that one because of the way the euphonium player prepared her embouchure for the piece - but didn’t notice it was 3/4 !

I was keeping quiet about the wikipedia page as I thought the link to Irish dance music was getting [even more] tenuous. I would be interested to hear it played as a slide though.

David50: "I was keeping quiet about the wikipedia page as I thought the link to Irish dance music was getting [even more] tenuous"

Wouldn’t worry about that. There’s been so much cross-imigration within these islands over the years that it’s often difficult to establish whether a tune is "pure drop" Irish or just "Irish" by adoption. And who cares? I certainly don’t!

I knew "When Daylight Shines" and I also knew the "Carnival of Venice" tune. But I’d never noticed the connection, so I’m glad you pointed it out.

I’m also old enough ๐Ÿ™ to remember the singing game: "My Hat, it has Three Corners".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgBsM4LlyZk


And the 1950s pop song by Patti Page: "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AkLE4X-bbU