The Quarantine jig

The Quarantine has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Quarantine has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Quarantine
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:[B2F2]B Bcd | cBA BAF | d2d def | fed ecA |
[B2F2]B Bcd | cBA BAF | GAB ABc | dcA B2A :|
|:d2d def | afe dBA | [B2G2]B Bcd | efe cdA |
d2d def | afe dBA | GAB ABc |1 dcA B2A :|2 dcA B3 |]
2
X: 2
T: The Quarantine
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F |:B2 B Bcd | cBA BAF | d2d def | fed ecA |
B2B Bcd | cBA BAF | GAB ABc | dcA | B2A :|
|:d2d def | afe dBA | B2B Bcd | efe cdA |
d2d def | afe dBA | GAB ABc |1 dcA B2A :| |2 dcA B3 |]

Seven comments

The Quarantine

This tune was written by a friend of mine, John Blandin, and brought to one of our local sessions, where it was loved by all. The inspiration was a Krishna Das kirtan chant. It was written during self-isolation during the Covid19 pandemic, hence the name.

Re: The Quarantine

Although you’ve got it in 6/8, you’ve barred (grouped) the notes as if it’s in 3/4. Is it a jig or a waltz?

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The Quarantine, X:2

Apologies for leading my friends astray - my ABC newbie status showed in the ABC version I shared with them. This should correct the absence of barred eighth notes and includes other small changes.

Re: The Quarantine

Where is John Blandin from? Is he in a group? Contra dance or otherwise.

Re: The Quarantine

A fine tune JB.

My compliments to Mr. Blandin. Couldn’t resist dropping it to Dm and arranging it for guitar in DADGAD.

But what are you doing in a session these days? Stay safe; the world needs all the traditional players we have.

Re: The Quarantine

A very "infectious" tune to have emerged from the plague and the quarantine. Some challenging fingering to fit it onto a 5 string banjo fretboard, but well worth it. A bunch of us here in Vermont are enjoying playing it.