The Setting Sun jig

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

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Kilcummin (a few times).

The Setting Sun has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Setting Sun has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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:|
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:|
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?