Jennie Rocking The Cradle reel

Also known as Jack Lattin, Jack Layton, Jackey Layton, Jacky Latin, Jennie Rock The Cradle, Jenny Lattin, Jenny Rocking The Cradle, Jock O’Leighton, On The Road.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jennie Rocking The Cradle has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Jennie Rocking The Cradle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFFD ADFA|DFAF ABAF|DFFD ADFA|BEEF G2FE:|
|:DFAF BFAF|DFAF ABAF|DFAF BFAF|BEEF G2FE:|
DFAB =cBAF|DFAF ABAF|DFAB =cBAc|BEEF G2FE|
DFAB =cBAF|DFAF A2B^c|dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2FE||
|:D2df ecdB|AFdF ABAF|D2df ecdA|1 BEEF G2FE:|2 BEEF G3g||
|:fd~d2 Ad~d2|fd~d2 fgag|fd~d2 Ad~d2|1 eAce g2fe:|2 eAce ~g3e||
|:fdec dBAF|AFBF ~A3g|fdec dAFA|1 BEEF G2eg:|2 BEEF GABc||
|:dAFA DAFA|dAFA ^GABc|1 dAFA DAFA|BEEF G2Bc:|2 dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2FE||
X: 2
T: Jennie Rocking The Cradle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|dAFA DAFA|dAFG A2 (3ABc|dAFA DAFA|GFEF G2 (3ABc|
dAFA DAFA|dAFG A2 (3ABc|dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2||
FE|DFAc BGAF|DFAB A2 AF|DFAc BGAF|GFEF G2 FE|
DFAc BGAF|DFAB A2 (3ABc|dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2||
AG|(3FED AD BDAD|(3FED AB A2 AG|(3FED AD BDAD|
GFEF G2 AG|(3FED AD BDAD|(3FED AB A2 (3ABc|
dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2||
X: 3
T: Jennie Rocking The Cradle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DFFD ADFA|DFAF ABAF|D3F ADFA|BEEF G2FE:||
|:DFAF BFAF|DFAF ABAF|DFAF BFAF|BEEF G2FE:||
|:DFAB =cBAF|DFAF A3F|DFAB =cBAc|BEEF G2FE||
DFAB =cBAF|DFAF A2B^c|dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2FE||
|:D2df ecdB|AFdF ABAF|D2df ecdA|1 BEEF G2FE:|2 BEEF G3g||
|:fd d2 Ad d2|fd d2 fgag|fd d2 Ad d2|1 eAce g2fe:|2 eAce g3e||
|:fdec dBAF|AFBF A3g|fdec dAFA|1 BEEF G2eg:|2 BEEF GABc||
|:dAFA DAFA|dAFA ^GABc|1 dAFA DAFA|BEEF G2Bc:|2 dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2FE||
# Added by JACKB .

Twelve comments

Jennie has met Charlie, is wedded, and now a natural course of events has ensued. A lively multi-part reel well worth playing. Source Henrik Norbeck. It is an old 18c tune, possibly of Scottish origin, also called "Jack Lattin", "Jack Latten", "Jockey Layton", "Kack O’Lattan", "Jacky Latin" and various other permutations and odd spellings in older sources. In more recent times it is also known as Jennie Rock The Cradle".

A variant in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland, where it is listed as "Jacky Latin" #537 is,
(3ABc|dAFA DAFA|dAFG A2 (3ABc|dAFA DAFA|GFEF G2 (3ABc|
dAFA DAFA|dAFG A2 (3ABc|dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2||
FE|DFAc BGAF|DFAB A2 AF|DFAc BGAF|GFEF G2 FE|
DFAc BGAF|DFAB A2 (3ABc|dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2||
AG|(3FED AD BDAD|(3FED AB A2 AG|(3FED AD BDAD|
GFEF G2 AG|(3FED AD BDAD|(3FED AB A2 (3ABc|
dBcA BGAF|GFEF G2||

Jennie

That’s more like it ,Trevor !
Recorded by "De Danann" on the "Song For Ireland" album, I seem to recall.

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A real epic tune. I’m not a piper, but it looks like it would make a great piper’s piece. It seems to be realed to The Glen Road to Carrick.

Incidentally, notice in bars 9 and 13, the phrase: DFAB =cBAF

Tell me there’s no connection between R’n’B and Irish music.

In view the the age of the tune, isn’t that where R’n’B got it from?

It’s not called Jenny ROCKING the Cradle for nuttin!

Mind you, I was told the Scots invented rock’n’roll. Remember that old Rolling Stones number "Hey, you, get offa ma cloud"? Apparently it was originally a Scottish song entitled " Hey Macleod, get offa ma ewe"

Interesting one this. Which came first, the c nat in "Jennie Rocking the Cradle" or "rocking" in the title? Did one suggest the other? Is the modern title older than rock’n’roll? The older version, "Jacky Latin", doesn’t have the c nat, but it would probably have been a natural thing for a player to do, when coming back down to the B. I remember being told by my guitar teacher that the note progression exemplified by |DFAB =cBAF| is a lot older than r’n’r, r’n’b and jazz, and can be traced back to the 18c, if not earlier. A few more questions about tune names (see "Captain Byng") and there’s going to be enough material for a dissertation, but that’s probably already been done anyway :)

Miles, you’d be amazed at the amount of "research" that arises out of seemingly flippant comments! It beats gawping at the TV every time.

Apparently Jackie Lattin (however spelled) died young after dancing from one town to another in Ireland. See the Vickers Tune book for notes .

It’s on The Miller’s Jig by Magnetic North, tunes from Joshua Jackson’s book. He was a fiddler and cornmiller from North Yorkshire, England

Just found this gem

http://www.setdance.com/archive/lattin.html

I like the way he wasn’t considered from a a native family of Ireland , after 500 years. Seems to me that if you’ve danced and died for your country you belong!

Little rhyme from his family

Jack Lattin dressed in satin
He dance from Castle Browne to Morristown


He had a pal called Larry Grogan , another tune, another story?

I also think it’s like the Glen Road to Carrick, also On the Road as played by Francie & Mickey Byrne.
There are quite a few appearances in Northumbrian Pipes collections, with multiple variation parts. like