Missing You jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Missing You has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Missing You
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
M: 5/8
B2 G AB|d2 B AB| dBA BG|EDE GA|
B2 G AB|d2 B AB| c2 B AB|GAF FG:|
|:A2 G EG|AGE GA|B2 G AB|ABG EG|
A2 G AB|ABG AB| c2 B AB|GAF FG:|

Ten comments

This is obviously not a waltz - should I have chosen "jig" instead? I’m confused because of the time.

Is this your composition or have you transcribed it from a recording? There are 5/4 and 5/8 tunes, the latter tending to be Balkan and the former often European, as in 5/4 waltzes. Mixed meter tunes are here under several categories, often, curiously, slip jigs, where you’ll find a few, and also under ‘barndances’, which is sometimes a catch all for anything questionable.

| 123 12 | is common for 5/8, so, if it is that, you’ve done a good job of transcribing it.

Also, be sure to add some comment to these you’ve contributed here. If they are compositions, please credit the composer and the sources too. It is good to know something about a tune, if nothing else where you learned it from and how you feel about it, a favourite or not, if it’s played in your local sessions, anything…

https://thesession.org/tunes/8248

https://thesession.org/tunes/8719

But, as 5/8, it’s not a waltz. Putting it under jig, or with other mixed meters under those other categories, would probably be a better idea. The 5/4 waltz feels like a waltz with a short bit, or 3/4 followed by 2/4, as is also found in the German zwiefachers in that form, different combinations of 3/4 and 2/4… Such as ~ a ‘straight one ~

Die Alte Kath
Submitted on March 21st 2009 by fynnjamin.
https://thesession.org/tunes/9446

Missing You

For fun:

X: 2
T: Missing You (waltz)
C: bayswater (?)
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A | B2G | A2B | d2B | A2B | dBA | B2G | EDE | G2
A | B2G | A2B | d2B | A2B | c2B | A2B | GAF | G2 :|
G | A2G | E2G | AGE | G2A | B2G | A2B | ABG | E2
G | A2G | A2B | ABG | A2B | c2B | A2B | GAF | G2 :|

M: 3/4
L: 1/4 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Missing You

Oops… :-} As ceolachan points out, it should read L:1/4.

C: ??? ~ who is the composer, the source?

As asked previously, please tell us more? ๐Ÿ˜ If it is yours, what was the inspiration for it?

Hey, sorry, missed that. Yes it’s my own little tune, deliberately made "easy/simple" to let one focus more on the rhythm (| 123 12 | ).

Oh,

…and what am I "missing" (in the title)? The last 1/8 ๐Ÿ™‚