The Hen’s March jig

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Hen’s March has been added to 1 tune set.

The Hen's March has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Hen's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: dBB B2 A | BGG G2 B | BAA A2 B | BGG G2 B |
dBB B2 A | BGG G2 B | AAA ABd |1 e3 g2 e :|2 e3 e2 f ||
gee a2 g | fdd d2 f | gee efg | fdd d2 f |
gee a2 g | fdd def | g2 e fed |1 e3 e2 f :|2 e3 g2 e ||
dBB ABB | GBB ABB | GBB ABB | e3 g2 e |
dBB ABB | GBB ABB | AAA ABd |1 e3 g2 e :|2 e3 e2 d ||
eaa a2 a | g2 e fdd | eaa afd | e3 e2 d |
eaa a2 a | g2 e fdd | edB ABd | e3 e2 d |
eaa a2 a | g2 e fdd | eaa afd | e3 g2 e |
dBB ABB | GBB ABB | AAA ABd | e3 e3 |
X: 2
T: The Hen's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dBB B2 A | BGG G2 B | BAA ABA | BGG G2 B |
dBB B2 A | BGG GAB | ABA ABd |1 e3 g2 e :|2 e3 e2 f |
gee a2 g | fdd def | gee efg | fdd def |
gee a2 g | fdd def | gfe fed |1 e3 e2 f :|2 e3 g2 e |
dBB ABB | GBB ABB | GBB ABd | e3 g2 e |
dBB ABB | GBB ABB | ABA ABd |1 e3 g2 e :|2 e3 e2 d |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 3
T: The Hen's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
||dBB B2 A|BGG G2 B|BAA A2 B|BGG G2 B|
|dBB B2 A|BGG G2 B|AAA ABd| [1 e3 g2 e [2 e3 e2 f|
|: gee a2 g|fdd d2 f|gee efg|fdd d2 f|
|gee a2 g|fdd def|g2 e fed[1 e3 e2 f[2 e3 g2 e|
|: dBB ABB|GBB ABB|GBB ABB|e3 g2 e|
|dBB ABB|GBB ABB|AAA ABd[1 e3 g2 e[2 e3 e2 d|
|: eaa a2 g|a2 e fdd|eaa afd|e3 g3|
[1 eaa a2 a|g2 e fdd|edB ABd|e3 e2 f:|
[2 dBB ABB|GBB ABB|AAA ABd|e3 e3||

Twenty comments

Hen’s march?

Something wrong here. This is only the last part of Donald McLeod’s 4-part jig - what happened to the first three parts?

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Hens March

A disappointment to all Swarbrick and High LevelRanters fan’s here, this is not the Hen’s March from the Northumbrian Minstrelsy.
Noel Jackson
Angels of the North

Hen’s march

i like these types of tunes…the keys, i mean, minor/modal…have a good weekend..david in austin…

Hen’s march

You must be easily pleased, hugedave. Am I the only one seeing only 1 part of this tune? Still waiting for the 1st 3 parts.

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The Hen’s March

Here are the missing parts 1,2, & 3 of "The Hen’s March".

dBB B2 A | BGG G2 B | BAA ABA | BGG G2 B |
dBB B2 A | BGG GAB | ABA ABd |1 e3 g2 e :|2 e3 e2 f |
gee a2 g | fdd def | gee efg | fdd def |
gee a2 g | fdd def | gfe fed |1 e3 e2 f :|2 e3 g2 e |
dBB ABB | GBB ABB | GBB ABd | e3 g2 e |
dBB ABB | GBB ABB | ABA ABd |1 e3 g2 e :|2 e3 e2 d |

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A single part of a 4-part tune - in 20 tune books !

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And the fans of the last part of a 4-part tune are: So call me crazy, Peter O’Connor, Mr Squeeze, Lauchlan, Oranaiche, Teslapiper, Emerald BT, Dark Raven, wormdiet, DavyR, an_all_irish_girl, eldy8980, Fi, junglehungry, the_swine, rosfrog, johnquinn and pivert.

How’d you ferret them out PB? :-/

‘Name & Shame!’ ~ :-D

Hen’s march

But if you want to refer back to a tune, including all the 4 parts in the comments, it’s still handy to have it bookmarked in your tunebook. (It took me a while to learn that the comments section for a tune is the place to go to rather than a quick grab at the ABC).

Chris

Hey spin, I’m still trying to get Kenny to submit the ‘whole’ tune… Someone’s gotta…

Look above

Did that in 2003.

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No, I know that, I’ve been here repeatedly, I mean on it’s own and not back here in the comments of this ~ … A transcription by someone with respect for the thing, and someone who has more of a hand on it than I do, or I would. I haven’t played this r learned it from a source. Musn’t get rude… ;-) So, am I going to have to go out and find a source to learn it from and then transcribe it and add it in ‘it’s own right’? :-/ You do ask a lot…

Huh ?

You’ve lost me , "c". If you want a good version, I recommend either Iain McInnes or "Dagger" Gordon, although the latter’s recordings may not be that easy to find.
By the way, I found where this "1 part version"came from a couple of years ago. I reckon it was cut-and-pasted by "Teslapiper" from another website and posted here. He or she has never commented on the tune’s origins. I asked the other website host to change it - he said he would but hadn’t the last time I looked, - can’t even remember which site it was, but it doesn’t matter. Unless of course, some schmuck took it from here and passed it onto the other site ! Disgraceful way to treat a tune. If anything on this site deserves to be deleted, it’s this.

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You I trust, that’s why I was hoping you’d actually post the full tune as a transcription seperate from this limb missing a body ~ that you’d be better equipped than me to show that respect for its orgins. It’s not a tune I’ve played and I’ve no recording to draw a transcription from. That’s why I was emailing you. This transcript is daft!!! Maybe Jeremy would agree to axe it in exchange for the complete transcription taking its place. I can but wish… Your last two sentences are where I go when seeing the likes of this… :-/

I did do a search for a recording to transcribe, but I’ve nothing and I only found it listed on some bagpipe recordings, but no guarantee that it is this tune, Donald McLeod’s…

I like marches, but this isn’t one I’m familiar with…

Still here, huh ?

Now in 23 tune-books. Feck it - I’m going to post the original in the next few days.

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:-D I’d forgotten to add ~ bless you Kenny!

Re: The Hen’s March

This tune is really G major for parts 1 & 3 and Em for parts 2 & 4.