Fergie’s jig

By Jim Johnstone

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Fergie's has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Fergie's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B|Bee efg|fed Bee|d2B ABA|FGA B2A|
Bee efg|fed BAG|FGA BAG|FEE E2:|
z|B2A BEE|EFG F2E|F2A d2e|fed BAF|
B2A BEE|EFG F2E|FGA BAG|FEE E2:|
B|Bee gee|Bee BAG|FAA dAA|FGA B2A|
Bee gee|Bee BAG|FGA BAG|FEE E2:|
z|BEE BEE|EFG F2E|DFA d2e|fed BAF|
BEE BEE|EFG FEF|DFA BAG|FEE E2:|

Four comments

Fergie’s Jig

A four-part jig composed by Jim Johnstone and recorded on his 1986 album ‘Government Warning’ (Temple Records), from where I have notated it. It is named after Fergie MacDonald and, like most Scottish jigs, should be played with a slight "dottedness". It has crossed my mind that the A part of the tune might be in honour of Fergie’s famous stammer.

😉 The gauntlet is down. It’s finally Jim Johnstone week. Thanks for this one Nigel, appreciated… And I’m all smiles. All I’m missing is a good single malt…

Fergie’s Jig

Well I’ve got a bottle of Yorkshire Golden Sheep pale ale as a nightcap. Mmmm.

Rub salt in the wounds… I’m settling in with a ozzie Shiraz. The wife is in love with meaty reds.

I’ve another jig of Jim’s for the weekend. I wonder if anyone else will contribute?

Pleasant dreams!