Anything For John Joe? reel

Also known as Anything For John Joe, Anything For John-Jo, Anything For John-Joe, Anything For Jonjo, Anything When You Die!, The Crane Crook.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Anything For John Joe? has been added to 4 tune sets.

Anything For John Joe? has been added to 139 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Anything For John Joe?
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2AF G2BG|F2AF E2DE|F2AF G2BG|ABcA d4:|
f2f2 e2de|faaf e2de|f2f2 efed|cABc d3e|
f2f2 e2de|faaf e2de|fefg a2a2|ABcA d4||
X: 2
T: Anything For John Joe?
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2AF G2BG|F2AF EFDE|F2AF G2BG|ABcA d4 |
F2AF G2BG|F2AF EFDE|F2AF G2BG|ABcA d3z|
f2~f2 e2de|faaf e2de|f2~f2 e2dB|ABcA d3e|
f2~f2 e2de|faaf e2.d2|efge a3z|ABcA d4 ||

Eight comments

Anything For John Joe?

A fairly common session tune. The first part sounds a bit like "The Little Bag Of Spuds" in G.

I see that this has brought up Hammy Hamilton’s "Money Musk" in the recordings list, but the tune on that album is the afore-mentioned "Little Bag Of Spuds". I think there might be an error in the track listing - the 2 tunes are easily confused.

Hammy Hamilton already made some mistakes in the track listing. He plays "The Fair Haired Lass" as "The Dark Haired Lass," "Miss Thornton" as "The House on the Hill." I’m not surprised if he mixed up some more tunes.

“Anything For John Joe” / “The Bag of Spuds” ~ let’s not stop there

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on January 22nd 2004 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2425

Anything For John Joe

I play this Reel a bit different - I got it from the
playing of Colin Hamilton and Ben Gunn, many moon’s ago -

I changed your abc around a little to something how I
play it —

X:1
T:Anything For John Joe
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:D
F2AF G2BG|F2AF EFDE|F2AF G2BG|ABcA d4 |
F2AF G2BG|F2AF EFDE|F2AF G2BG|ABcA d3z|
f2~f2 e2de|faaf e2de|f2~f2 e2dB|ABcA d3e|
f2~f2 e2de|faaf e2.d2|efge a3z|ABcA d4 ||

But here’s and old youtube vid of me doing it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ejIcAFMQSk


jim,,,

Anything for John Joe.

It’s Humpty Dumpty as a reel lads.

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As usual, the odd title out here — The Crane Crook — is from Josephine Keegan.

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