Pay The Reckoning jig

Also known as Fishing For Eels, Jackson’s Bottle Of Brandy, Jacksons Jug Of Brandy.

There are 36 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Humours Of Glendart (a few times), The Mist On The Mountain (a few times), Brian O’Lynn (a few times), Queen Of The Fair (a few times) and The Ships In Full Sail (a few times).

Pay The Reckoning has been added to 12 tune sets.

Pay The Reckoning has been added to 245 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Pay The Reckoning
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2e dBG|~B3 dBA|G2e dBG|~A3 BGE|
G2e dBG|~B3 deg|age dBG|~A3 BGE:|
~g3 faf|e/f/ge def|gfg efg|aga bge|
gbg f/g/af|ege deg|age dBG|~A3 BGE:|
# Added by nobu .
X: 2
T: Pay The Reckoning
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2e dBG|B3 dBA|G2e dBG|A3 BGE|
G2e dBG|B3 deg|age dBG|A3 BGE:||
|:g3 f3|ec/a/e def|g3 efg|a3 bge|
g3 fc/a/f|ec/a/e def|gfe dBG|A3 BGE:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Pay The Reckoning
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|: GBe dBG|BAB dBA|G2e dBG|AGA BGE|
G2e dBG|BAB deg|age dBG| A2A BGE:|
gag fgf|ege def|gfg efg|aga bge|
gag faf|efe deg|age dBG|A2A BGE|
gag faf|ege def|gfg efg|aga bge|
aba gag|fgf deg|age dBG|A2A BGE||
X: 4
T: Pay The Reckoning
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
E|: G2e dBG|B3 dBA|G2e dBG|A3 BGE|
G2e dBG|B3 deg|age dBG| A3 BGE:|
gag fgf|ege def|gfg efg|aga bge|
gag faf|efe deg|age dBG|A3 BGE|
gbg faf|ege def|gfg efg|aga bge|
aba gag|fgf deg|age dBG|A3 BGE||

Nine comments

Pay the Reckoning

Thanks Nobu; this is one of those great jigs which always gives the session a bit of a lift. We normally play it after Queen of the Fair and folow it with the Carraroe Jig.

Pay the Reckoning

Lovely tune. I’ve heard it played after East of Glendart and Brian O’Lynn (in that order).

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Pay the Reckoning

Derived from a popular and widespread jig called "The Campbells Are Coming" published in, e.g., Aird’s First Selection (Glasgow 1782).

Here’s the A part from Kerr’s Merry Melodies for comparison:

B/A/ | G2 e dBG | BcB B2 A | G2 e dBG | ABA A2
G | Bde dBG | dBd gab | geg dBG | BcB B2 :|

Pay The Reckoning, X:3

Variations, passing notes, and an alternative ending from The Celts + Jack Brennan.

Pay The Reckoning, X:4

Combination of previous settings.