T: John Dory
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 :|]
John Dory has been added to 3 tunebooks.
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?