John Dory jig

John Dory has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: John Dory
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A | B2 .A B2 .c | d2 .A A2 .F | G2 .F E2 .A | D3 D2 .A | d2 .d e2 .e | f2 .f f2 .f |
e2 .d d2 .c | d3 d2 :||: .F | G2 .F E2 .A | D3 d2 .F | G2 .F E2 .A | D3 D2 :|]

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John Dory

Anon, 16th century. I think this is a tune for an old song about an English sea captain, included in Child’s
Ballads. Maybe the name for the fish came from the subject of the song? It is to be played cheerfully (as marked). Jigs were around in 16th century England but not sure if this tune can be rightly called a jig?