Hold Up The Sky jig

By Brian Finnegan

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Hold Up The Sky has been added to 3 tune sets.

Hold Up The Sky has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Hold Up The Sky
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
Bde f2e|def- fed|e2f a2f|b2a f/e/dB|
Bde f2e|def- fed|e2d B2A|B3 BAF:|
|:G2B BAB|d2B G3|E2B BAB|e2d B2F|
ABB- BAF|ABB- BAB|dB/c/d ede|efa f/e/dB|
G2B BAB|d2B G3|E2B BAB|e2d B2F|
dAB- BAB|dAB- BAB|dB/c/d ede|fdB B2A:|

Three comments

Brian Finnegan tune

The last tune on KAN’s Sleeper. Fun tune though a little strange that the second part is twice as long and yet still repeated. Brian plays this tune on an low A whistle and so the notes come out in F#m. If you want to play in that key on a D whistle you’ll have to cross some of the octaves, which wrecks it a little for me.

Just makes it a 48-bar jig no?

Love it :D

As played on fiddle

T:Hold Up the Sky
C:Brian Finnegan
M:6/8
R:jig
K:F#m
FAB c2B | ABc- cBA | B2c e2c | f2e c/B/AF |
FAB c2B | ABc- cBA | B2A F2E | F3 FEC :|
|: D2F FEF | A2F D3 | B,2F FEF | B2A F2C |
EFF- FEC | EFF- FEF | AE/F/A BAB | Bce c/B/AF |
D2F FEF | A2F D3 | B,2F FEF | B2A F2C |
AEF- FEF | AEF- FEF | AE/F/A BAB | cAF F2E :|