The Setting Sun jig

Also known as The Man In The Moon, The Rising Sun, Wee Johnny.

There are 18 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with The Kilcummin (a few times).

The Setting Sun appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Setting Sun has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Setting Sun has been added to 98 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Setting Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AFd AFd|AFD E2F|GFG Eed|cBc A2B|
AFd AFd|AFD E2F|GFG Eed|cBc d2B:|
|:Adfagf|efg B2d|cBc ABc|dAG F2E|
DFA agf|efg B2d|cBc ABc|dfe d2B:|
2
X: 2
T: The Setting Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AFd AFd|AFD E2F|GFG Eed|cBc dcB|AFd AFd|AFD E2F|GFG Eed|cBc d2B:|
Adf agf|efg B2d|cBc ABc|dAG FED|Adf agf|efg B2d|cBc ABc|dfe d3:|
3
X: 3
T: The Setting Sun
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AFd AFd|AFD E2F|GFG Eed|cBc A2B|
AFd AFd|AFD E2F|GFG Eed|cBc d2B:||
|:Adf agf|efg B3|cBc ABc|dAG F2E|
Adf agf|efg B2d|cBc ABc|dfe d2B:||
# Added by JACKB .

Eleven comments

Gan Ainm Jig

Maybe someone out there knows the name of this tune?????

Names

This is Wee Johnny, also known as the Setting Sun.

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Um, Peter, you might want to edit the details for this tune and post it as either Wee Johnny or the Setting Sun, rather than Gan Ainm.

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Gan Ainm Jig

Thanks Will !!. I have changed the name to the Setting Sun.

Good on you. Nice tune, btw.

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The Setting Sun

I just recently started playing this. A lovely tune, this one.

Ace tune, suggested set…

Just for fun, here’s my set for this jig…
/Old Leitrim (posted today)/The Setting Sun/Old Apples in Winter (posting tomorrow)/

I like to run the notes all the way down at end of the phrase…

X: 2
T:The Setting Sun / Wee Johnny
T:Wee Johnny
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
D:Skylark
D:Four Men and a Dog: Barking Mad
Z:Funky Dave (aka Gael Force)
K:D
AFd AFd|AFD E2F|GFG Eed|cBc dcB|AFd AFd|AFD E2F|GFG Eed|cBc d2B:|
Adf agf|efg B2d|cBc ABc|dAG FED|Adf agf|efg B2d|cBc ABc|dfe d3:|

"The Setting Sun" / "Wee Johnny" ~ 70 beats per minute

~ and sometimes played very slooowwly as and for a ‘treble jig’…

More titles

Josephine Keegan, in her 2004 tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean", calls this jig ‘The Man in the Moon’. Alan Ng, at https://www.irishtune.info/tune/4735/ , also has it as ‘The Rising Sun’. Take your pick.

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Re: The Setting Sun

Composed by Liz Carroll?