Over The Bourn To Dawlish jig

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Over The Bourn To Dawlish
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: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||

Five comments

Over The Bourn To Dawlish

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!

Re: Over The Bourn To Dawlish

This is a really nice tune. The natural dynamics in the second part are wonderfully dynamic.

Great fun for a break in the evening.

Re: Over The Bourn To Dawlish

I think this is one of the best original jigs posted in the tunes section. Instantly likable yet distinctly original.

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Re: Over The Bourn To Dawlish

Absolutely likable and very usable, especially with all the D major tunes out there to pair with! I love the Keats concoction!

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Re: Over The Bourn To Dawlish

There used to be a Trad Irish session in the Swan in Dawlish, Devon a few years ago.