Pondering jig

Also known as The Pondering.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Pondering has been added to 3 tune sets.

Pondering has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Pondering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DFA cde|dcA GAB|FAd EAc|(3dcc A GAB|
DFA [Dd]de|dcA GAB|AdB cAG|EDC (3DED D:|
|:A2B =cBA|eag ed=c|BGG dGG|Bd=c BAG|
[1 A2B =cBA|eag ed=c|Bdg gdB|ABA(3ABA A:|
[2 A2B =cBA|eag fed|gdB GAB|ABA AFE||
2
X: 2
T: Pondering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DFA cde|dcA GAB|FAd EAc|(3cdc A GAB|
DFA cde|dcA GAB|AdB cAF|EDC D3:|
|:A,AB cBA|eag edc|BGG dGG|cdc BAG|
A,AB cBA|eag edc|Bdg gdB|ABA A3:|
3
X: 3
T: Pondering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DFA cde|dcA GAB|FAd EAc|dcA GAB|
DFA cde|dcA GAB|AdB cAG|EDC D3:|
|:A,AB =cBA|eag fd=c|BGG dGG|Bd=c BAG|
[1 AAB =cBA|eag fd=c|BGG dGG|ABA A3:|
[2 A,2B =cBA|eag fed|gdB GAB|ABA GFE||
4
X: 4
T: Pondering
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2E|: DFA dce | dcA GAB | FAd EAc | dcA GAB |
DFA dce | dcA GAB | AdB cAG | EDc d3 :|
K: Ador
|: A2B cBA | abg edc | BGG dBG | B/c/dc BAG | A2B cBA |
|[1 abg edc | Bdg gdB | ABG A3 :|[2 abg fed | gdB GAB | ABA AFE ||

Four comments

I learnt this tune by ear from the Enda Scahill banjo album called pick it up. Enda Scahill composed this tune himself. Great banjo player and a great album.

Learnt this tune off Enda’s album just now. Didn’t realise it was already here. I was gonna post it. Here’s my simple transcription. Not much difference between this and banjaxbanjo’s setting.

X:1
T:The Pondering Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D

|:DFA cde|dcA GAB|FAd EAc|(3cdc A GAB|
DFA cde|dcA GAB|AdB cAF|EDC D3:|

K:G

|:A,AB cBA|eag edc|BGG dGG|cdc BAG|
A,AB cBA|eag edc|Bdg gdB|ABA A3:|