The Way To Judique jig

Also known as Judique, The Judique, Patsy’s No. 1.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Way To Judique has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Way To Judique has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Way To Judique
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
efe c2d|eae c2e|dcd B2c|d3 dcd|
efe cde|f=gf dfa|g2b gfg|a3 a3:|
|:agf edc|Bcd f2e|cde a2e|cde f2g|
agf edc|Bcd f2a|efe dcB|A3 A3:||
X: 2
T: The Way To Judique
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
efe c2 d | efe c2 e | dcd B2 c | d3 dcd |
efe ce=g | fef dfa | g2 b gfg | a3 a :|
agf edc | Bcd f2 e | cde a2 e | cde f2 g |
agf edc | Bcd f2 a | efe dcB | A3 A :|
ded B2 c | ded B2 d | cBc A2 B | c3 cBc |
ded Bd=f | ede ceg | f2 a def | g3 :|
gfe dcB | ABc e2 d | Bcd g2 d | ABc e2 f |
gfe dcB | AA/B/c efg | ded cBA |1 G3 :|
X: 3
T: The Way To Judique
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
efe c2 d | efe c2 e | dcd B2 c | d3 dcd |
efe ce=g | fef dfa | g2 b gfg | a3 a :|
agf edc | Bcd f2 e | cde a2 e | cde f2 g |
agf edc | Bcd f2 a | efe dcB | A3 A :|
ded B2 c | ded B2 d | cBc A2 B | c3 cBc |
ded Bd=f | ede ceg | f2 a def | g3 :|
gfe dcB | ABc e2 d | Bcd g2 d | ABc e2 f |
gfe dcB | AA/B/c efg | ded cBA |1 G3 :|
X: 4
T: The Way To Judique
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c/d/|:efe c2d|eae c2e|dcd B2c|d3 dcd|
efe ce=g|fef dfa|gbg efg|1 a3 a2 c/d/:|2 a3 a2 b||
|:agf edc|Bcd f2e|cde a2e|cde f2g|
agf edc|Bcd f2a|efe dcB|1A3 a3:|2 A3 A2|]
# Added by Tate .

Nine comments

First tune

Well, we’ve found one possible lead so far — it’s part of "The Black Jigs" on an album that someone found, apparently. I wonder if it has something to do with the Black family?

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The flattened G in the sheetmusic should of course be a natural. I fixed the abc, so it should only be a matter of time. I’m debating posting Gordie Sampson’s version of this tune. It really is wildly different and flows beautifully, but Buddy’s is almost certainly more "authentically" traditional…

Author of tune

In "Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton", by Kate Dunlay, and David Greenberg, the title is given as "The Way to Judique". Their notes on the tune:

"This is the first jig of Winston Fitzgerald’s Judique Jig Medley, the second of which, the Judique Jig, was composed by Winston himself. He connected the two tunes in an inventive way: on the last time through, he changed the notes of the last two measures of the first turn, substituting a descending arpeggio which sounds like the end of a tune and leads into the a-note at the beginning of the Judique Jig. John Campbell remembers his father playing a four-part jig of which this traditional jig is the middle two turns. However, John Donald Cameron feels that Angus Chisholm may have been responsible for composing or arranging the tune, as Chisholm was Fitzgerald’s source for the jig."

Dunlay and Greenberg also note that Lee Creemo, Rodney MacDonald and Tara Lynne Touesnard each made recordings of "The Way to Judique" and listed the title of the tune on their respective liner notes as Judique Jig.

“The Judique Jig” ~ as some still call it…

But not ""Scotty’s" Judique Jig" ~ a composition of his combined with this one and as a set simply called by him "The Judique Jigs"… This tune has has sometimes felt incomplete to me? Here’s another way with it, and another key too ~

K: A Major
|: cd |
efe c2 d | efe c2 e | dcd B2 c | d3 dcd |
efe ce=g | fef dfa | g2 b gfg | a3 a :|
|: zb |
agf edc | Bcd f2 e | cde a2 e | cde f2 g |
agf edc | Bcd f2 a | efe dcB | A3 A :|

K: G Major
|: B>c |
ded B2 c | ded B2 d | cBc A2 B | c3 cBc |
ded Bd=f | ede ceg | f2 a def | g3 :|
|: Bcd |
gfe dcB | ABc e2 d | Bcd g2 d | ABc e2 f |
gfe dcB | AA/B/c efg | ded cBA |1 G3 :|

In the Kate Dunlay, David Greenberg book, page 104, the transcription of this tune is in the key of A Major and is taken from the playing of Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald, not far removed from the settings I’ve given above… I also like Buddy MacMaster’s way with this tune, which the original entry is based on…

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To hear this tune would make Popeye really home sick.
The second part only makes me sea-sick for the way it goes up down and up as she rises again!

I know it as Patsy’s No. 1, for some unknown reason…

“The Judique Jig” ~ adding the headers and the back slash, for Doc Dow’s Da 8-)

X: 2
T: Judique, Jig The
T: Way To Judique, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: AMaj
|: cd |\
efe c2 d | efe c2 e | dcd B2 c | d3 dcd |
efe ce=g | fef dfa | g2 b gfg | a3 a :|
|: zb |\
agf edc | Bcd f2 e | cde a2 e | cde f2 g |
agf edc | Bcd f2 a | efe dcB | A3 A :|

X: 3
T: Judique, Jig The
T: Way To Judique, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: B>c |\
ded B2 c | ded B2 d | cBc A2 B | c3 cBc |
ded Bd=f | ede ceg | f2 a def | g3 :|
|: Bcd |\
gfe dcB | ABc e2 d | Bcd g2 d | ABc e2 f |
gfe dcB | AA/B/c efg | ded cBA |1 G3 :|