Jackson’s jig

Also known as Guda An Ais Maurais, The Gudgeon Of Maurice’s Car, Hogan’s Favorite, Hogan’s Favourite, The Humours Of Kesh, Maurice’s Car, The Merry Bonnaveen, Pléaraca Na Céise, Port Mhic Eoin.

There are 27 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Cobbler (a few times), The Connaughtman’s Rambles (a few times), The Tar Road To Sligo (a few times) and When The Cock Crows It Is Day (a few times).

Jackson’s has been added to 6 tune sets.

Jackson's has been added to 130 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|BAG Bcd|edc efg|dcB gdB|ABA ABc|
BAG Bcd|edc efg|dcB gdB|cAF G2:|
f|~g3 bag|fed ^cde|dcB gdB|ABA ABd|
~g3 bag|fed ^cde|dcB gdB|cAF GBd|
~g3 bag|fed ^cde|dcB gdB|ABA ABc|
BAG Bcd|edc efg|dcB gdB|cAF G2||
X: 2
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BAG Bcd|ecc efg|dcB gdB|BA^G ABc|
BAG Bcd|ecc efg|dcB gdB|1cAF G2c:|2cAF GBd||
~g3 bag|fed gfg|dcB gdB|BA^G ABd|
~g3 bag|fed ^cde|dcB gdB|1cAF GBd|
~g3 bag|fed gfg|dcB gdB|BA^G ABc|
BAG Bcd|ecc efg|dcB gdB|1cAF G2c||
X: 3
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:BAG Bcd|edc efg|dcB gdB|A3 ABc|
BAG Bcd|edc efg|dcB gdB|cAF G2:||
f|g3 bag|fed efg|dcB gdB|A3 ABd|
g3 bag|fed efg|dcB gdB|cAF GBd|
g3 bag|fed efg|dcB gdB|ABA ABc|
BAG Bcd|e2d efg|dcB gdB|cAF G2||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |B2 G Bcd | cee efg | dBd gdB | ABA AGA |
B2 G Bcd | cee efg | dBd gdB | cAF G2 :|
|: d |gfg bag | fed ^cde | dBd gdB |
[1 ABA ABd | gfg bag | fed ^cde | dBd gdB | cAF G2 :|
[2 ABA ABc | B2 G Bcd | cee efg | dBd gdB | cAF G2 |]
X: 5
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FG | A2 F AGF | B2 G Bcd | AFA dAF |EFE EFG |
A2 F AGF | B2G Bcd | AFA dAF | EFE D :|
|:FG | AFA fed | cBA GAB | AFA dAF | EFE EFG |
AFA fed | cBA GAB | AFA dAF | EFE D :|

Six comments

I picked this up from Karen Tweed’s playing, slight variation on the A part where instead of |BAG Bcd|edc efg, it’s |BGG Bcd|ecc efg, and likewise the next time ‘round, although it’s a trivial difference really.

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Jackson’s Jig

I have a recording of an early live concert by the Bothy Band. They play Jackson’s Jig in the first set. Matt Molloy is with them.

Jackson’s, X:6

Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. This version, collected 30 or so years ago, was called The Humours of Kesh. I hadn’t come across it before - nice tune!

Re: Jackson’s

Thanks to gian marco for producing the version (X:1) as I hear it.
I’ve simply taken his abc and re-formatted as posted here, to avoid it printing out all the repeated lines.
X: 7
T: Jackson’s
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|BAG Bcd|edc efg|dcB gdB|ABA ABc|
BAG Bcd|edc efg|dcB gdB|cAF G2:|
f|:~g3 bag|fed ^cde|dcB gdB|ABA ABd|
BAG Bcd|edc efg|dcB gdB|1cAF GBd:|2cAF G2||