Jemmy As Nancy jig

Also known as Jem As Nancy.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jemmy As Nancy has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jemmy As Nancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e | e2d c2B | B2A B2c | d2e f2f | e2c ABc |
d3 c3 | A3 B2c | d2e f2f | e3-e2e |
e2d c2B | B2A B2c | d2e f2f | e2c ABc |
d3 e3 | f3 e2d | c2c dcB | A3-A2 ||

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Jemmy As Nancy

Jemmy and Nancy seem to be have been a popular subject for ballad writers. There also seems to have been a connection with the ballad, ‘The Constant Lovers.’ One version of this begins:

A SAILOR courted a farmer’s daughter,
That liv’d convenient to the Isle of Man,
But mark good people, what followed after,
Long time courting against his parents will ;
A long time courting, and still discoursing,
All things concerning the ocean wide,
He said my darling, at our next meeting,
If you’ll consent, I’ll make you my bride.

There are 2 other tunes in the Manx repertoire that bear the name Jemmy as Nancy. They bear little similarity to the first tune, but are very like each other. I’ve included them below:

X: 2
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: E dorian
B | B2 AF | B2 Bc | d2 dc | BA GF |
B2 AF | EF GA | B2 Bc | B3 B/2A/2 |
G2 FE | B2 Bc | d2 dc | Bc dB |
e2 eB | c2 BA | G2 F>G | E3 ||

X: 3
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: E dorian
G4 F2 E2 | B4 B2 c2 | d4 d2 c2 | B2 A2 G3E |
B4 A2 F2 | E3F G2 AB | c5 c2 | B4 B2 A2 |
G4 F2 E2 | B4 B2 c2 | d4 (3c2B2A2 | G3F EF G2 |
A3B c2 A2 | B4 B2 A2 | G4 F3F | E4 z4 ||