Jig For An Elderly Gent jig

Jig For An Elderly Gent has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Jig For An Elderly Gent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AdA BAG|AdA F2A|DEF GAF|G3 E2A|
AdA BAG|AdA F2A|B2 c3 (d|d6)|
AdA BAG|AdA F2A|ABB BAG|AFA GEA|
AdA BAG|AdA F2A|B2 c3 (d|d6)|
dc(A A)FG|AF2 GE2|dc(A A)AG|E2 F2 G2|
dc(A A)AG|AF2 GE2|B2 c3 (d|d6)|
dc(A A)GA|gf(d d)A2|dc(A A)AG|E2 F2 G2|
dc(A A)AG|AF2 GE2|B2 c3 (d|d6)|
|:AdA BdA|=cdA BdA|B2 A2 d2|d6:|
2
X: 2
T: Jig For An Elderly Gent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AdA BAG|AdA F2A|DEF GAF|G3 E2A|
AdA BAG|AdA F2A|BdB cdc|d6|
AdA BAG|AdA F2A|ABB BAG|AFA GEA|
AdA BAG|AdA F2A|BdB cdc|d6|
dcA AFG|AFG E2A|dcA AAG|EFG A3|
dcA AAG|AFG E2A|BdB cdc|d6|
dcA AGA|gfd d2A|dcA AAG|EFG A3|
dcA AAG|AFG E2A|BdB cdc|d6|

Two comments

Jig For An Elderly Gent

I heard a jig on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast and I liked it, so I thought I’d share it here.

From the composer, Buzz Turner:
"From the CD "The View From Here". I wrote this on the morning of my birthday and figured since I was rapidly approaching the age where I could no longer dance a jig, at least I could perform one. The guitar is tuned to DADGAD and capoed at the third fret. If you enjoy the video please click like it, share it with others and subscribe. Thanks for watching!"

Here’s where I got it from:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxH-YqlyZ2g


I didn’t transcribe all parts, just the main part A and another part (plus a bridge) I thought sounded nice to go with part A and could grab a melody out of.

I shifted the key a full note down and bounced some notes up an octave so that I could play it on my whistle. It was in a different key on the podcast as well.

Rhythms could perhaps be changed to make it more like a traditional jig, and variations could be added/removed to adapt the song for session playing (getting rid of the bridge for example, or the differences played the second time around for each part).

Enjoy! Would love to see other people’s versions!

Jig For An Elderly Gent, X:2

I’ve added my own version (creative license) which follows a more typical jig rhythm in the second part. The last measure of each section can/should be played an octave lower if your instrument allows it.