Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s jig

Also known as Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s March.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier's has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ba|gfg BAB|d3 d2g|f2ee2c|e3 e2g|
fef A2B|c3 cBc|[d2D2]e dBG|B3 Bba|
gfg BAB|d3 d2g|f2 e e2c|e3 (e2f)|
gag gdB |ded dBd|fed cBA|G3 G2D|]
|:GDG GDG|BAB G2d|dBd dBd|ege c2e|
ece ece|g3fag|fed cBA|1(A B2) B2A:|2G3G3|]
2
X: 2
T: Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
M: 12/8
b/d/ |\
gfg BAB d3 dag | f2 e e2 c e3 eag |
fef A2 B c3 cBc | d2 e dBG B3 Bba |
gfg BAB d3 dag | f2 e e2 c e3 e2 f |
gag gdB ded dBd | fed cBA G3 G2 ||
D |\
GAG GDG ded B2 d | dBd dBd ege c2 e |
ece ece g3 fag | fed cBA B3 d2 B |
GAG GDG ded B<Bd | dBd dBd ege c<ce |
ece ece g3 fag | fed cBA G3 G2 |]
3
X: 3
T: Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
M: 12/8
d |\
gfg B^AB d3- d=ag | f2 e e2 c e3- eag |
f^ef A2 B c3- cBc | d2 e dBG B3- B2 d |
gfg B^AB d3- d2 g | f2 e e2 c e3- e2 f |
gag gdB ded dB/c/d | fed cBA G3- G2 ||
D |\
G2 G GDG ded B2 d | dBd dBd ege c2 e |
ece ece g3- gag | fed cBA B3- B2 d |
GAG GDG d^cd B2 d | dBd dB/c/d ege c2 e |
ece ec/d/e g3- gag | fed cBA G3- G2 |]

Seven comments

Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s

Taken from Natalie MacMaster’s No Boundaries CD. With most of the embellishments removed from the sheet music.

“Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s” ( march / jig )

Listed in the Stubbert book as a single jig and notated as 12/8… There may be some confusion of this with another tune as a ‘march’, used for ‘square dancing’, also notated as either 6/8 or 12/8, but I haven’t as yet chased anything of to positively confirm or refute that? 😏 I’m still looking and listening… Somewhere I have both takes on this by Donna Hinds and by Jean Carignan. As I understand it both the jig and the march by this name are related, but possibly at a distance?

I’ll be back! 😉

This tune is a very popular square dance tune in Cape Breton. Always played as you would hear a 6/8 jig.

Been there, lived there, done that, including playing and dancing with and to Brenda & Natalie… 😉