Three’s A Crowd jig

Three's A Crowd has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Three's A Crowd
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EB,E G2F/2E/2 | FDF A2G/2F/2 | GEGc2A | BG2 F3 |
EB,E G2F/2E/2 | FDF A2G/2F/2 | GEG c2A | GD2 E3 :|
|:e2e g2f/2e/2 | fdf a2g/2f/2 | egf edc | Bdc B2B |
e2e g2f/2e/2 | fag f2e/2d/2 | ced cBA | GD2 E3:|

Sixteen comments

Three’s a crowd

I’ve submitted this as a jig, but it’s quite fun to play around with the cross-rhythms and make it a three-two as well. Hence the name!

Where have all the barlines gone?
Long time passing…..

When will they ever learn?

Failte / Welcome newbie!

But, please show some consideration by both learning ABC notation and also by reading the FAQs before jumping in on first arrival. It seems all to common nowadays for some folks to do just this, join, not so much for what can be gained here and learned and enjoyed, but to drop in with a new composition ~ "See what I’ve done!"

ABC notation ~

FAQs - ~ see the following:

3/8 - 3/4 - 3/2 - 6/8 - 6/4 - 6/2 - 9/8 ~ et al…

You can enter an alternate time signature with the notes, like so, barlines added ~

M: 7/8
|: EBE G2 FE | FDF A2 GF | GEG c2 AB |[M: 5/8] G2 F3 |
[M: 7/8] EBE G2 FE | FDF A2 GF | GEG c2 AG |[M: 5/8] D2 E3 :|
|: [M: 7/8] e2 e g2 fe | fdf a2 gf | egf ed cB |[M: 5/8] dc B2 B |
[M: 7/8] e2 e g2 fe | fag f2 ed | ced cB AG |[M: 5/8] D2 E3 :|

Also, you might want to learn what a 3/2 tune is before imagining this is one… The same might be said for jigs too… 😏


EBE G2 FE FDF A2 GF GEG c2 AG D2 E3 :|
e2e g2 fe fdf a2 gf egf edc Bdc B2B |
e2e g2 fe fag f2 ed ced cBA GD2 E3 :|

Not the least bit interested in dance? ~ or ‘traditions’ in general?

ARRGH!!! πŸ˜€

SORRY!! I’ll take it down if you tell me how. It’s been played around Oxford for a year or so and folk keep asking what it is, but maybe this isn’t the right place for it.

It started life as a 3/2 hornpipe but got taken over by the 6/8 cross-rhythm. There are variants which are a bit beyond ABC notation (or my patience).

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

You have our sympathies, mixed metre tunes can try ones patience unless you’re used to them… Maybe in time your notation skills will catch up with this one.

An option would be to provide an audio source and maybe someone here will take up the challenge and pull a decent transcription out and add it here.

If it is played in sessions, wherever, while some will disagree, there could be a place for it here, if the transcription made sense. We do have a number of tunes of varying meter on site, including 3/2, 7/8, 5/8, and various other mixed meter tunes, and as dance tunes too…

You were brave to at least have made the attempt.

As I’ve been the grouch here πŸ˜‰ if you can get a decent audio of it from your session I’d gladly try to see if I can make better sense of it… As it stands, it has lost any clear identity as 3/2…

Also important, who’s the composer?

P.S. & R.E. A Digital Time Warp

I have tried to drop you a line via the mustard board’s email feature here, but, alas, I’ve been denied that option for about a week now, since the 4th of April, where I seem to be permanently trapped… 😏

Now the bars are at least equal and it makes a bit more sense, however ~

X: 1
T: Three’s A Crowd
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: EB,E G2 F/E/ | FDF A2 G/F/ | GEG c2 A | B G2 F3 |
EB,E G2 F/E/ | FDF A2 G/F/ | GEG c2 A | G D2 E3 :|
|: e2 e g2 f/e/ | fdf a2 g/f/ | egf edc | Bdc B2 B |
e2 e g2 f/e/ | fag f2 e/d/ | ced cBA | G D2 E3 :|

It’s still not a 4/4 hornpipe by any stretch of the imagination. As well, /2 is an old convention and a simple forward slash - / - means exactly that, half… At least now all the bars are equal… Another notation convention, dots or ABCs, is to order them in 4-bar phrases/lines, as shown.

Free at last, free at last, it’s April 10th!!!

You didn’t miss much, Ceol.

If only all that time trapped in the 4th included some decent rest… πŸ˜€ I did get some lovely listens in. And today our phones are down and more listening pleasures, and a hell of a lot of cooking too… A LOT of cooking, having foolishly purchased a turkey yesterday… And there’s music and dance tonight. πŸ™‚ Though there’s no guarantee what state I’ll be in, the company is good.

Mmmmmmm!!! Turkey, for the next week at least, and I timed it just right, beautifully succulent, not a dry piece of meat anywhere… Sarnies tonight! πŸ˜›

I’m going to have to see if I can get Doc Dow to check this one out. I’d like his opinion on it, good or bad… πŸ˜€

Trying to think of a diplomatic reply πŸ™‚