The Merrymaker jig

The Merrymaker has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Merrymaker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A | BAB G2 E| DB,D G2 A| BAB GAB| cBc d2 c| BAB G2 E| DB,D G2 A|BAB AGA|1 BGF G2:|2 BGF G||
|: Bc | d2 d BGB| ded BGB|cdc A=FA|cBc edc| d2 d BGB| ded BGB| cdc AGA|1 BGF G :|2 BGF G2||
2
X: 2
T: The Merrymaker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A | BAB G2 E| DB,D G2 A| BAB GAB| cBc d2 c|
BAB G2 E| DB,D G2 A|BAB AGA|1 BGF G2:|2 BGF G||
|:Bc | d2 d BGB| ded BGB|cdc A=FA|cBc edc|
d2 d BGB| ded BGB| cdc AGA|1 BGF G :|2 BGF G2||

Two comments

The Merrymaker

Here is a very simple jig, learned from one of Paddy O’Brien’s tune collections.
It is similar to https://thesession.org/tunes/414 and https://thesession.org/tunes/4899 but is a
different tune. There was a jig discussed as X: 3 of https://thesession.org/tunes/755 that is also similar.

I don’t know where Paddy got the tune or the Merrymaker title.
I like to play this jig on tenor banjo., and I often follow it with https://thesession.org/tunes/1922.