The Harmonica jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Harmonica has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Harmonica
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|g2d B2g|e2c A2G|FGA DEF|G2B def|
g2d B2g|e2c A2G|FGA DEF|G3 G2:|
d|c2a a2c|B2g g2B|ABc def|g2a b2d|
c2a a2c|B2g g2b|agf edc^|d3 dBc|
dBg ecg|dBg ecg|dcB BAG|F2A ABc|
dBg ecg|dBg ecg|dcB AGF|G3 G2||
2
X: 2
T: The Harmonica
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:g2d B2g|e2c A2G|FGA DEF|G2B d2d|
g2d B2g|e2c A2G|FGA DEF|G3 G2d:||
c2a a2c|B2g g2B|ABc def|g2a b2d|
c2a a2c|B2g g2b|agf ed^c|dFG ABc|
dBg ecg|dBg ecg|dcB BAG|FAA ABc|
dBg ecg|dBg ecg|dcB AGF|GBd g2|]
# Added by Moxhe .

Three comments

The Harmonica, X:2

This tune is in James S. Kerr’s Merry Melodies, vol. 1 (c 1880s), No. 19, p. 29.
Here is the original version, according to the Traditional Tune Archive.

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Re: The Harmonica

It’s a Scottish jig. It is an alternative to the suggested tune for the 18th Century dance, The Machine without Horses in the RSCDS publications. Lots of fun, I just played it in a dance set last night.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA