Another Northumbrian slip jig that demonstrates how nice tunes can even grow out of songs 🙂
Thanks for your posting, Dow.
I like this tune.( I prefer it transposed in A.)
Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft
Robert Bewick’s version is a bit different to my setting and is in 4 parts:
|:GBG GBG F2D|GBG G2B cAF|GBG GBG F2D|=FGA =f2d cAF:|
|:B/c/dB A/B/cA B2G|B/c/dB cAd cAF|B/c/dB A/B/cA B2G|=FGA =f2d cAF:|
|:G2g gdB gdB|G2g gdB =fcA|G2g gdB gdB|=F2=f fcA fcA:|
|:gag gdg f2d|gag gdg agf|gag gdg f2d|=FGA =f2d cAF:|
The first 2 parts of Bewick’s setting were used for the minstrelsy published in the late 19th century, and it’s that 2-part setting that is probably best known. My version is probably a corruption of the minstrelsy setting! I like it though.
There is also an older 6-part fiddle setting with variations that went by the old-fashioned sounding title "Jenny Lay Up O’ Th’ Loft". This setting contains no Fnats, but uses the bottom string of the4 fiddle to great effect. It’s probably best transcribed in 9/4:
|:G2B2G2 G2B2G2 F4D2|G2B2G2 G2B2G2 dcBAGF|
G2B2G2 G2B2G2 F4D2|A2F2A2 A2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
|:B2d2B2 A2c2A2 B4G2|B2d2B2 A2c2A2 c2A2F2|
B2d2B2 A2c2A2 B4G2|A2F2A2 A2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
|:G2B2G2 G2D2C2 B,4G,2|G2B2G2 G2A2B2 c2A2F2|
G2B2G2 G2D2C2 B,4G,2|A2F2A2 d2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
|:G2BcdB d2BcdB G2BcdB|G2BcdB d2BcdB c2B2A2|
G2BcdB d2BcdB G2BcdB|A2F2A2 A2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
|:G4g2- g2d2B2 g2d2B2|G4g2- g2d2B2 f2c2A2|
G4g2- g2d2B2 g2d2B2|F4f2- f2c2A2 f2c2A2:|
|:G4D2- D2B,2D2 F4D2|G4D2- D2B,2D2 dcBAF2|
G4D2- D2B,2D2 F4D2|A2F2A2 A2f2d2 dcBAGF:|
“Jockey Lay Up In The Hay Loft” ~ another transcript of a 4-parter
Check in the comments for this tune which bears some similarity:
"Taflwn Yr Hosan" / "We With Fun the Stocking Throw"
Key signature: Gmajor
Submitted on August 18th 2006 by you.
4 - parts ~ # Posted on August 20th 2006 by hetty
“Anon” ~ as Hetty had it, without a name (& slight editing)
T: anon / gan ainm
R: slip jig
|: GAG GBG GFD | GAG GAB cAF | GAG GBG GFD | FGA f2 d cAF :||
|: B/c/dB A/B/cA B2 G | B/c/dB cAd cAF | B/c/dB A/B/cA B2 G | FGA f2 d cAF :||
|: G2 g gdB gdB | G2 g gdB cAF | G2 g gdB gdB | A2 f fcA fcA :||
|: gag gdg g3 | gag gdg agf | gag gdg g3 | FGA f2 d cBA :||
I ~ have found a version amongst my very early handwritten collection of tunes. As far as my notes tell me I have it as a Northumbrian slip jigs ( if there really are such things). I have no name for it, hence ‘Anon’. I see that Robert Bewick’s version notated (above) is almost identical with mine.
# Posted on August 19th - 21st 2006 by hetty