A Merry Christmas jig

Also known as Rose Bush, Rose-Bush.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

A Merry Christmas appears in 2 other tune collections.

A Merry Christmas has been added to 3 tune sets.

A Merry Christmas has been added to 81 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: A Merry Christmas
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|GAB AGE|ceg dBG|GAB AGE|{G}FDD DEF|
GAB AGE|ceg dBG|EFG (A<d)c|BGG G2:|
|:B|d^ce def|gfe dBG|Bcd efg|(gb)g afd|
g/a/b.a gfe|dBg dBG|EFG (A<d)c|BGG G2:|
# Added by ponad .
2
X: 2
T: A Merry Christmas
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|GAB AGE|ceg dBG|GAB AGE|FDD DEF|
GAB AGE|ceg dBG|cAc BGB|AEF G2:|
|:B|d^ce def|gfe dBG|{a}gfg eag|fdd def|
gbg faf|ege def|gdB AGA|BGG G2:|
# Added by Moxhe .
3
X: 3
T: A Merry Christmas
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|GAB AGE|ceg dBG|GAB AGE|FDD DEF|
GAB AGE|ceg dBG|cAc BGB|AEF G2:|
|:B|d^ce def|gfe dBG|{a}gfg eag|fdd def|
gbg faf|ege def|gdB AGA|BGG G2:|
# Added by Moxhe .
4
X: 4
T: A Merry Christmas
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2B AGE|ceg dBG|GAB AGE|F2D DEF|
G2B AGE|ceg dBG|EFG Adc|1 BGF G2F:|2 BGF GBc||
|:ded def|gfe dBG|Bcd efg|gbg afd|
gba gfe|dBg dBG|EFG Adc|1 BGF GBc:|2 BGF G2F||
# Added by bdh .

Five comments

From O’Neills

This was suggested in a recent discussion about Chistmas tunes, as #841 in O’Neills. In my "O’Neills Dance Music of Ireland" it’s #103.

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Rose-Bush

This tune, from the Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (p. 97), reminds me another one, but I can’t remember which one.

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A Merry Christmas, X:2

Another version, from the Ryan’s Mammoth Collection where this tune is named "Rose-Bush".

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Merry Christmas Jig

what a jolly tune - and only 155 shopping days to go!

A Merry Christmas, X:3

Transcribed off of Eileen Ivers’s album, *An Nollaig*. Good opportunity for pipers to crann the bottom D in the A part.

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