The Active Old Man jig

The Active Old Man appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Active Old Man has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Active Old Man
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2G GBG|G2G AFD|G2g gfe|dcB AFA||
G2d dAc|BGB AFA|G2d dAc|B2B AFD|
G2d dAc|BGB AFA|G2g gfe|dcB AFA||
G2g gdc|BGB AFA|G2g gdc|B2B AFD|
G2g gdc|BGB AFA|G2g gfe|dcB AFA||
def gdf|dfg G2G|efg gd=f|efg A2g|
geg =fdf|ece dBd|dcB gfe|dcB AFA||
# Added by muirn .

Two comments

The Active Old Man

Here’s an old jig from O’Neill’s that I quite like, where it appears as no. 882. I have not been able to find any recordings of it under this name (possibly due to the fact that searching the name brings back more fitness videos than music), so hopefully I haven’t duplicated a tune that’s already on here under a different name. The D part features some interesting F naturals and octave jumps that really stand out if you can keep them straight. This transcription comes from the Krassen edition with ornaments removed and repeats added for clarity.

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Re: The Active Old Man

This tune only appears in O‘Neill’s Music of Ireland (1903) and the source was James O’Neill; where he got it is, I think, unknown. It’s interesting that in both the original book and in Krassen’s setting there are no repeat marks at all. There are three ’dotted" eighths which Krassen decided to omit.