The Oyster Girl jig

Also known as The Oyster Girl’s, The Oyster Girls.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Oyster Girl has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Oyster Girl has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Oyster Girl
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2c|:ded B2G|A2F DEF|GAB c2A|d2B ABc|
ded B2d|g2d B2d|edB dBA|1G3 B2c:|2 G3 G2A||
B2B B2 B|B2B BcB|A2A ABc|d3 B2c|
ded B2d|g2d B2d|edB dBG|1G3 G2A:|2G3 B2c||
X: 2
T: The Oyster Girl
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 c |:"G" ded B2 G | "D7" A2 F DEF | "G" G2 G BAB | "D7" d2 c ABc |
"G" ded Bdg | "C" f2 e c2 e | "D7" d2 B cBA | "G" G3 G3 :|
|: "G" Bcd Bcd | "C" e2 c e2 c | "D7" ABc ABc | "G" d2 B d2 B |
"G" ded Bdg | "C" f2 e c2 e | "D7" d2 B cBA | "G" G3 G3 :|
X: 3
T: The Oyster Girl
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ded B2 G | A2 F D2 F | G2 B dcB | B3 A2 ^c |
ded B2 G | g2 e c2 e | e2 B dcA | G3 G2 :|
B2 B B^AB | B2 e B2 _B | A2 A AB^c | d3- d2 ^c |
d2 d BAG | g2 e cde | edB dcA | G3- G2 :|
X: 4
T: The Oyster Girl
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G" ded B2 G | "D" A2 F D2 F | "G" G2 A dcB | "D7" B3 A2 c |
"G" ded B2 G | "C" f2 e c2 e | "G" edB "D7" dcA | "G" G3 G2 :|
"Em" B2 B B2 B | "Em" B2 e B2 _B | "A7" A2 A AB^c | "D7" d3- d2 d |
"G" ded B2 G | "C" g2 e cde | "G" edB "D" dcA | "G" G3 G2 :|
X: 5
T: The Oyster Girl
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d>ed B2 G | A2 F D2 F | G2 B d>cB | B3 A2 ^c |
d>ed B2 G | g2 e c2 e | e2 B d>cA | G3 G2 :|
B2 B B>^AB | B2 e B2 _B | A2 A A>B^c | d3- d2 ^c |
d2 d B>AG | g2 e c>de | e>dB d>cA | G3- G2 :|
X: 6
T: The Oyster Girl
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: Bc | ded B2 G | A2 F D2 F | GFG BGB | d2 c A2 e |
ded B2 g | f2 e c2 e | ded cBA | [1 G3-G :| [2 G3-G2 |]
|: d | Bcd Bcd | e2 c e2 c | ABc ABc | d2 B d2 d |
ded B2 g | f2 e c2 e | ded cBA | [1 G3-G2 :| [2 G3-G |]

Nine comments

Oyster Girl

Classic English stuff.I’m surprised thatyou let it in!!!!.
The Angelsof the North play this with the Seven Stars and Lamb Skinnet. What a great set it is. We useit with Duck for the Oyster, a phenomenal 18th Century circle dance that is still worth dancing most Saturdays.

NoelJackson
Angels of the NOrth

Folkworks Version

Slightly different (and with chords)
X:1
T:The Oyster Girl
S:Folkworks
Z:Edgar Bolton
M:6/8
R:Jig
K:G
B2 c |:"G" ded B2 G | "D7" A2 F DEF | "G" G2 G BAB | "D7" d2 c ABc |
"G" ded Bdg | "C" f2 e c2 e | "D7" d2 B cBA | "G" G3 G3 :|
|: "G" Bcd Bcd | "C" e2 c e2 c | "D7" ABc ABc | "G" d2 B d2 B |
"G" ded Bdg | "C" f2 e c2 e | "D7" d2 B cBA | "G" G3 G3 :|

Also, I’m sure I;ve heard it played with a third part but can’t trace where or by whom

“The Oyster Girls” ~ and another take on this

X: 3
T: Oyster Girls, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: ^c |\
ded B2 G | A2 F D2 F | G2 B dcB | B3 A2 ^c |
ded B2 G | g2 e c2 e | e2 B dcA | G3 G2 :|
|: B |\
B2 B B^AB | B2 e B2 _B | A2 A AB^c | d3- d2 ^c |
d2 d BAG | g2 e cde | edB dcA | G3- G2 :|

“The Oyster Girl’s Jig” ~ and yet another take, with chords

X: 4
T: Oyster Girl’s Jig, The
S: "The Oregon Country Dance Orchestra Tune Book"
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: d |\
"G" ded B2 G | "D" A2 F D2 F | "G" G2 A dcB | "D7" B3 A2 c |
"G" ded B2 G | "C" f2 e c2 e | "G" edB "D7" dcA | "G" G3 G2 :|
|: B |\
"Em" B2 B B2 B | "Em" B2 e B2 _B | "A7" A2 A AB^c | "D7" d3- d2 d |
"G" ded B2 G | "C" g2 e cde | "G" edB "D" dcA | "G" G3 G2 :|

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Actually, that’s not quite how I play it. :-D I forgot something, and I don’t mean the ornaments and variations, I mean rhythmically ~

X: 3
T: Oyster Girls, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: ^c |\
d>ed B2 G | A2 F D2 F | G2 B d>cB | B3 A2 ^c |
d>ed B2 G | g2 e c2 e | e2 B d>cA | G3 G2 :|
|: B |\
B2 B B>^AB | B2 e B2 _B | A2 A A>B^c | d3- d2 ^c |
d2 d B>AG | g2 e c>de | e>dB d>cA | G3- G2 :|

The Oyster Girl, X:6

Setting as played at the Golden Guinea pub session, Bristol, UK.

Re: The Oyster Girl

Anahata the melodeon player has a YouTube video called "Not the Oyster Girl", which he says is used in sessions to see if people are paying attention! The differences, when you listen to it, are very very obvious. I think I like the original OG tune better, but this one is still clever!
https://youtu.be/iuvRLSVWcu0