Up The Southern Shore jig

Also known as Up To See Granny.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

Up The Southern Shore has been added to 1 tune set.

Up The Southern Shore has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: Up The Southern Shore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2B BcB|ABA AFA|B2(B B2)A/2B/2|g3 f2e|
d2B BcB|ABA AFA|Bcd efe|1d2f age:||2d3A3||
d2e f2g|a (a2 a2)e|d2e f2g|a2(a a2)g/2a/2|
b2b a2f|g2g f2e|d2B BAB|g3 f2e:||
2
X: 2
T: Up The Southern Shore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f afe|:d2B Bcd|~A3 AFA|~B3 BAB|g3 f2e|
d2B Bcd|~A3 AFA|Bcd efe|[1 d2 f afe:|[2 d3 d2A|
|:d2e f2g|a2f a2f|d2e f2g|a3 afa|
b2a a2f|g3 f2e|d2B BAB|g3 f2e:|
3
X: 3
T: Up The Southern Shore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2e f2g | ~a3 a2f | d2e f2g | a3 afa |
b2b a2a | g2g f2e | d2B BAB | g3 f2e :|
|: d2B Bcd | ~A3 AFA | ~B3 BAB | g3 f2e |
d2B Bcd | ~A3 AFA | Bcd efe |1 d2e f2e :|2 d3 ABc ||
4
X: 4
T: Up The Southern Shore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2B Bcd | A2A AFA | ~B3 BAB | g3 f2e |
d2B Bcd | A2A AFA | Bcd efe |1 d2f afe :|2 d3 d2A ||
|: d2e f2g | a2b a2f | d2e f2g | a3 afa |
b2a a2f | g3 f2e | d2B BAB | g3 f2e :|
5
X: 5
T: Up The Southern Shore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2e|: d2B Bcd | ABA AFA | B3 BAB | g3 f2e |
d2B Bcd | ABA AFA | Bcd efe |1 d2f afe :|2 d3 d2A ||
|: d2e f2g | a2f a2f | d2e f2g | a3 afa |
b2a a2f | g3 f2e | d2B BAB | g3 f2e :|
6
X: 6
T: Up The Southern Shore
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2e|: d2B Bcd | A2A AFA | ~B3 BAB | g3 f2e |
d2B Bcd | A2A AFA | Bcd efe |1 d2f afe :|2 d3 d2A ||
|: d2e f2g | a2f a2f | d2e f2g | a3 afa |
b3 a3 | g3 f2e | d2B BAB | g3 f2e :|

Ten comments

Up The Southern Shore, X:2

I think I learned this from one of Kelly Russell’s tune books long before I ever heard a recording of Rufus playing it. Since then my setting has probably drifted some. I’d definitely sometimes play the second and fourth bars of the turn more like the first setting here.

Re: Up The Southern Shore

Argh! I got Wilf Doyle confused with Harry Hibbs again. It’s Wilf Doyle that Rufus would have learned this tune from. Here’s his version ("Up to See Grandma"):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR1H5-tUI-g


It’s significantly closer to O’Neill’s "Billy O’Rourke Is The Boy" than Rufus’s version.

Up The Southern Shore, X:3

From the playing of The Irish Descendants, they play the parts in reverse compared to previous settings here. Transposed down from Fmaj.

Up The Southern Shore, X:4

From the playing of the STEP Fiddlers.

Up The Southern Shore, X:5

From the playing of The Celtic Fiddlers.

Up The Southern Shore, X:6

A few variations.

The b3, a3, & g3 from the 5th & 6th bars of the B Part work as rolls.

Though, holding these notes (in place of the typical "b2a a2f | g3 d2e" in these bars), or, rolling them, takes away from the staccato feel which most Newfoundland recordings have for this tune.