Twas In The Month Of January jig

Also known as Month Of January, The Month Of January.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Twas In The Month Of January has been added to 6 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Two settings

X: 1
T: Twas In The Month Of January
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
c|:"C"g2 f g2 c|gfe fec|"Bb"B2 B B2 d|"C"c4 ga|
"Bb"bab g2 a|"C"bag c'2a|g2 c edc|"F"f4 ga|
"Bb"bab g2 a|"C"bag c'2 a|g2 c ede|"F"f4 ef|
"C"g2 eg2 e|"F"fec ecB|"Bb"B2 BB2 d|"C"c6 :|
X: 2
T: Twas In The Month Of January
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|:"A"e2 d e2 A|edc dcA|"G"F2G A2B|"A"A3 Aef|
"G"gfg e2 f|"A"gfe a2f|e2 A cBA|"D"d3 def|
"G"gfg e2 f|"A"gfe a2 f|e2 A cBc|"D"d3 dcd|
"A"e2 ce2 c|"D"dcA cAG|"G"F2G A2B|"A"A3 A3 :|
# Added by JACKB .

One comment

Twas In The Month Of January

Several comments:
1) This is not really a jig but a slow air.
2) It’s not really in F major but C mix. (Both have the same scale and key signature with a Bb.)
Above comments relate to the options available when adding a new tune.

3) I think of this more as a "song" rather than just a "tune". It appears elsewhere on this site as an alternate title under "Erin’s Shore". While there are melodic similarities, they are neither the same in melody nor word.
4) The setting posted here is my best attempt to transcribe the song as sung a capella by our singer a few days ago. You can hear her version here: http://www.roadstohome.net/guest/Month-of-January.mp3
Cheers,
RTH