T: Over The Bourn To Dawlish
|:FBd ~f3|ecA ecA|~B3 Bcd|cAF cAF|
FBd ~f3|ecA ecA|~B3 Bcd|1 cAF BAG:|2 cAF Bde||
|:fbb baf|fed d2e|fdf fdf|ece ede|
fbb baf|fed d2e|fdf ecA|1 cAF Bde:|2 cAF BAG||
Over The Bourn To Dawlish has been added to 11 tunebooks.
This is an original jig that I wrote after reading a poem by the poet John Keats (1795-1821), “Over the hill and over the dale”. The first two lines go as follows:
Over the hill and over the dale
And over the bourn to Dawlish--
When I read those lines I thought “that would make a great traditional Irish tune!”. I chose B natural minor because there aren’t quite as many tunes in that key, and the range seems to work well for a number of instruments. Enjoy!
This is a really nice tune. The natural dynamics in the second part are wonderfully dynamic.
Great fun for a break in the evening.
I think this is one of the best original jigs posted in the tunes section. Instantly likable yet distinctly original.
Absolutely likable and very usable, especially with all the D major tunes out there to pair with! I love the Keats concoction!
There used to be a Trad Irish session in the Swan in Dawlish, Devon a few years ago.