Jersey Lightning reel

Also known as Jersey Lightning Jig.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Jersey Lightning appears in 1 other tune collection.

Jersey Lightning has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Jersey Lightning
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: ABcd ea2e | fedf ea2e | fedf edce | dcBd c/B/A G2 |
ABcd ea2e | fedf ea2e |fedf edce |1 dcBc A2E2 :|2 dcBc A2ef ||
K: Cmaj
|: g^fag ecce | g^fag ecc2|GABc defg | ecdB cdef |
g^fag ecce | g^fag ecc2 | GABc defg |1 ecdB c2ef :|2 ecdB c2B2 ||
2
X: 2
T: Jersey Lightning
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: Bcde fb2f | gfeg fb2f | gfeg fedf | edcd cB A2 |
Bcde fb2f | gfeg fb2f |gfeg fedf |1 edcd B2F2 :|2 edcd B2fg ||
K: Dmaj
|: a^gba fdd2 | a^gba fdd2|ABcd efga | fdec defg |
a^gba fdd2 | a^gba fdd2 | ABcd efga |1 fdec d2fg :|2 fdec d2c2 ||
3
X: 3
T: Jersey Lightning
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: EFGA Be2B | cBAc Be2B | cBAc BAGB | AGFA G/F/E D2 |
EFGA Be2B | cBAc Be2B |cBAc BAGB |1 AGFG E2D2 :|2 AGFG E2Bc ||
K: Gmaj
|: d^ced BGGB | d^ced BGG2|DEFG ABcd | BGAF GABc |
d^ced BGGB | d^ced BGG2 | DEFG ABcd |1 BGAF G2Bc :|2 BGAF G2F2 ||
4
X: 4
T: Jersey Lightning
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
D2|: EFGA Be2B | cBAc Be2B | cBAc BAGB | AGFA G/F/E D2 |
EFGA Be2B | cBAc Be2B |cBAc BAGB |1 AGFG E2D2 :|2 AGFG E2Bc ||
K: Gmaj
|: d^ced BG2g | gfag e2d2|DEFG ABcd | BGAF GABc |
d^ced BG2g | gfag e2d2 | DEFG ABcd |1 BGAF G2Bc :|2 BGAF G2F2 ||
5
X: 5
T: Jersey Lightning
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
C2|: DEFG Ad2A | BAGB Ad2A | BAGB AGFA | GFEG F/E/D C2 |
DEFG Ad2A | BAGB Ad2A |BAGB AGFA |1 GFEF D2C2 :|2 GFEF D2AB ||
K:Fmaj
|: c=Bdc AF2f | fegf d2c2|CDEF GABc | AFGE FGAB |
c=Bdc AF2f | fegf d2c2 | CDEF GABc |1 AFGE F2AB :|2 AFGE F2E2 ||

Two comments

Jersey Lightning

American Reel. Also known as Jersey Lightning Jig, which refers to an old-time tune type rather than the Irish 6/8 tune type.

Jersey Lightning likely refers to a type of alcohol, named after workers in New Jersey being paid in said alcohol.

Couldn’t find a composer, assuming it’s considered to be trad. Dates back to at least the Ryan Mammoth Collection.

Mary Cay Brass plays it well:
https://thesession.org/recordings/3611

Jersey Lightning, X:2

Setting for a D-whistle.