The Girl That Wears Green jig

The Girl That Wears Green has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Girl That Wears Green
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|GBd edB|gBB dBG|ABd edB|BAA A2 D|
GBd edB|gBB dBG|ABd edB|AGG G2:|
|:g|geg aga|geg aga|gag/f/ gee|def BAG|
GBd edB|gBB dBG|ABd edB|AGG G2:|

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More from O’Neill’s "Waifs and Strays"

I still haven’t made my way out of the "Double Jigs" section yet…but with so many fine tunes like this, what’s the hurry? Yet another solid little jig from the pages of Capt. Francis O’Neill’s "Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody", my tunebook-of -the-month for October. You can download it for free here:


http://www.pipers.ie/NPUPublic/Archive.aspx

Enjoy!

-Jay

Do you have a way of downloading the entire book, or do you have to download each page individually?

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Downloading- please wait………………………………………………………………

Unfortunately, it only allows one page at a time. It probably has to do with file size, although I DID download the Bremner Collection (from a different site)all at once- hmmm…oh well. The one smart thing (or dumb thing, depending on how you look at these things) they did was to scan some of the later images 2 pages at a time (as if looking at opposite pages of the open book), so the last three quarters or so of the collection won’t take quite as long to download (2 pages at a time). Good luck!

Oh, yeah, one more thing…

I decided to post the tune as it appears in the book, but I did find one "tweak" that sounds a lot better. In the 12th measure (4th measure of the "B" part), the "f" was bothering me, so I tried "g" in its place, like so:

|deg BAG|

also, there are a lot of repetitive bits and "notiness" that can be changed to taste. Here’s how it COULD be approached:

X: 1
T: Girl That Wears Green, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
Q:3/8=100
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|:D|GBd edB|gBB dBG|AB/c/d edB|BAA A2 D|
GBd e2 B|~g3 dBG|ABd edB|AGG G2:|
|:f|g2 e agf|gee ~a3|gaf gee|deg ~B2 A|
GBd e2 B|g2 B dBG|ABd edB|AGG G2:|

just some ideas…I’m still playing around with it a bit, so nothing’s "written in stone" as of yet. Have fun with it!

-Jay

Thanks jaychoons for the reply.

I didn’t think there was a shortcut, but one can hope!

BTW, something that Eliot Grasso pointed out is that it appears that when transcribing tunes, O’Neill (one of ‘em ;) ) would try to notate some variations. So for instance if the tune was written out with two different endings, they might just be optional variations. It doesn’t appear to be the case here, but it’s an interesting thought. I forget which tunes he was using as examples, unfortunately!

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