Why So jig

Also known as The Twin, Why So ?.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Why So has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Why So
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D3 DFA | dcd efg | D3 DFA | dcd efe |
D3 DFA | dcd efg | a2f gfe | fef gfe :|
DFA DFA | dfd AFA | BEF GFE | d2d AFA |
def gfg | agf gfe | fef gfe | d2d ABA :|
X: 2
T: Why So
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dfd AFA | DFA DFA | d2d AFA | BEF GFE |
d2d AFA | def gfg | agf gfe | fef gfe : |
X: 3
T: Why So
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DED DED | dcd efg | DED DED | dcd efe |
DED DED | dcd efg | (3 fga f gfe | (3 fef f gfe :|
dcd AFA | DFA DFA | dcd AFD | BEF GFE|
dcd AFA | def gfe | (3 fga f gfe | (3 fga f gfe :|

Six comments

This tune is the third in a serie of jigs, begining with Gander in the pratie hole followed by Donnybrook fair, as played by Na Fili in their third album.
Nice for cranns !

B part is mixed up…

With Tomas’ passing I pulled out his "New tunes for old" and looked for a few tunes of his to learn. Finding that this was the first tune he composed, I decided to learn it. Looked here to compare and contrast, and saw that this B part was quite different from his written version as well as the recording on Na Fili 3.
In the first four measures of the second part, the first and third measures should be where the second and fourth are…and vice versa. Second four measures, the last here is actually the first, the first here is the second, the second here is the third, and the third here the last. I apologise for the long roundabout way of this but as i am new to this site I haven’t learned how to change anything or post a tune.

can someone transcribe the part of that Music and Matt Molloy’s track where someone drops a tray with glass on and McGlynn plays a funny descending chord sequence? lol

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