The Thornton jig

By Donald Cameron

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Thornton appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Thornton has been added to 16 tune sets.

The Thornton has been added to 107 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Thornton
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:c2A ABA|d2e fed|c2A ABA|B2g gdB|
c2A ABA|d2e fec|d2f c2e|B2g gdB:|
|:c2e efe|ef^g a3|c2e efe|B2g gdB|
c2e efe|ef^g a2e|d2f c2e|B2g gdB:|
2
X: 2
T: The Thornton
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:c2A ABA|d2e fed|c2A ABA|B2g gdB|
c2A ABA|d2e fec|d2.f c2.a|B2g gdB:|
|:.c2e efe|efg afd|cde efg|B2g gdB|
.c2e efe|efg afc|dfd cac|B2g gdB:|
3
X: 3
T: The Thornton
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: "A" c2A ABA|d2e fed|c2A ABA|"G" B2g gdB|
"A" c2A ABA|d2e fec|"G" d2f "A" c2e|"G" B2g gdB:|
|:"A" c2e efe|efg aed|c2e efe|"G" B2g gdB|"A" c2e efe|
efg aec|1 "G" dfd "A" cac|"G" B2g gdB:|2 "G"d2f "A"c2a|"G"B2g gdB||

Eight comments

The Thornton Jig

From the playing of Billy Ross,transcribed from a tape of a live radio broadcast.It sounds like a variation of “Elsie Marley”.

This also follows up “The Heilandmen Cam’ Doon the Hill” on Ossian’s recording “Seal Song”.

The Thornton Jig

Apparently composed by a Donald Cameron.

Thornton Jig

Seven years ago I said, “Apparently composed by a Donald Cameron.” Then I couldn’t remember where I got that information. I still can’t, but in Ross’s Collection of Pipe Music (1875) it is there, “by D Cameron”.

Re: The Thornton

The second setting is not quite right and sounds odd to my ears.
On Mar a Tha Mo Chridhe, Julie Fowlis plays Es (and not F#s) in the descending triplets in the second and sixth bars of the second part, so aed and aec, rather than afd and afc.