Jackson’s jig

Also known as Bottle Of Punch, Ioc An Reicneail, Jackson’s Bottle Of Brandy, Tommy Peoples’.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jackson's has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:A2A cee|fec ecB|A2A cee|fec B2B|
A2A cee|fec efa|abf ecA|B2B cAF:|
|:aba gag|fgf ecA|aba gfe|fbb bag|
aba gag|fgf ecA|ABc ecA|B2B cAF:|
|:A2f ecA|c2c ecB|A2f ecA|B2B cAF|
A2f ecA|c2c efa|abf ecA|B2B cAF:|
X: 2
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2e dBG|B2B dBA|G2e dBG|A2A BGE|
G2e dBG|B2B deg|gae dBG|A2A BGE:|
|:gag fgf|efe dBG|gag fed|eaa agf|
gag fgf|efe dBG|GAB dBG|A2A BGE:|
X: 3
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2e dBG|{c}BAB dBG|G2e dBG|{B}AGA BGD|
G2e dBG|{c}BAB deg|age dBG|{B}AGA BGD:|
|:gag f2f|ede def|{a}gfg efg|aga bge|
gbg a2 g|edB deg|age dBG|AGA BGD:|
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 4
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2d AFD|EDE GFE|D2d AFD|EDE FDB, |
D2d AFD|DDE FGA|BdB AGF|EDE FDB,:|
dfd cec|BdB ABc|dcd efg|faf ecA|
dfd cec|BdB ABc|dcB AGF|EDE FDB,:|
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 5
T: Jackson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FAD AFD|D3 AFD|FAD AFD|E2F G2E|
FAD AFD|D3 AFD|dcB cAF|E2F G2E:||
|:d2A ABA|d2A AGF|d2d efg|fdd ecA|
d2A ABA|d2A AGF|d2d efg|faf d3:||
|:d2e f2d|g2e f2d|g2e fdB|gfe fdB|
d2e f2d|g2e f2d|Acd efg|faf d3:||
|:dAF D3|FAG FDD|FDF FAF|E2F GFE|
F3 ABc|dcB cAF|dcB AdF|E2F G2E:||
# Added by JACKB .

Seventeen comments

I gave up playing this tune at sessions as eejits who come only to play and not to listen invariably launched into "Pay the Reckoning".

I thought maybe this was the Jackson’s jig that Brendan Mulvihill just taught our class at Irish Arts Week in the Catskills, but I took a look at the abc’s and it’s a completely different tune….

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Although, I’ve heard this tune many different places, I transcribed this one off a cut from The Boys Of The Lough recording "Lochaber No More". It was part of a set with "Blarney Pilgrim".

More info about this tune from JC’s site…

Composed probably "by a gentleman piper and fiddler called ( "Piper" Jackson (whose first name was either “Walter” or “Walker”), who lived in either Co. Limerick or Co. Monaghan, in the mid-18th century. It is also claimed that he wrote the well-known ‘Irish Washerwoman’, as well as a great many other tunes, mainly jigs." Source for notated version: Co. Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples [Boys of the Lough]. Boys of the Lough, 1977; pg. 19. Green Linnet SIF-3041, Matt Molloy - "Stony Steps" (1989). Green Linnet SIF-104, Matt Molloy - "The Celts RIse Again" (1990).

The C part becomes the A part and the A is dropped on Live at Mona. They title it Jackson’s Bottle of Brandy.

Jackson’s Jug of Punch

Here is the tune as played on "LIve at Mona’s" properly transposed to Gmaj…

X:1
T:Jackson’s Jug of Punch
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:Gmaj
S: Live at Mona’s
|:G2e dBG|B2B dBA|G2e dBG|A2A BGE|
G2e dBG|B2B deg|gae dBG|A2A BGE:|
|:gag fgf|efe dBG|gag fed|eaa agf|
gag fgf|efe dBG|GAB dBG|A2A BGE:|

Oops … should be Bottle of Brandy … not Jug of Punch

I need a holiday. Sorry folks.

Bottle of Brandy

This name is in the Gunn Book of Fermanagh - but it’s a different tune. The tune in the Gunn Book of this name is in O’Neill’s as Donal na Greine (Daniel of the Sun).
Jackson’s Bottle of Brandy is also known as Jackson’s s Jug of Punch - and Pay the Reckoning. An old piping tune

Another source

This tune appears also in Bulmer and Sharpley’s Music of Ireland (book 2, tune 46) under the title ‘Tommy Peoples’.

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Oops, that should be tune 45. This is a different tune than Jackson’s Bottle of Brandy / Pay the Reckoning / Bobbing for Eels.

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Jackson’s, X:3

Here is the version published by Breandan Breathnach in his Ceol Rince na hÉireann, vol. 1, 1963, p. 9, no 19, as “Ioc an Reicneail” or “Bottle of Punch”.

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Jackson’s, X:4

And here is the version published by James Aird in his "Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs", vol. 6, Glasgow, n.d. [c. 1803], p. 54, no 136, as “Bottle of Punch”.

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Jackson’s jig

ive learned this tune as Pay the Reckoning.

a bit different, but much more similar.

Jackson’s, X:5

A lovely piping version of this jig I got from Dicky Deegan many years ago.

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Re: Jackson’s

@JACKB, I don’t see any particular similarity between the setting you added and the other settings here–no matching melodic fragments, different harmonic structure. Am I missing something, or is this more a different tune called Jacksons, rather than a version of this one?