Skipper Lost His Guernsey jig

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One setting

X: 1
T: Skipper Lost His Guernsey
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GBd | e2d efg | f2e d2d | e2A ABc | d2B GBd |
e2d efg | f2e d2f | e2A ABA | G3 :|
|: G2A | BdB BAG | F2G A2B | c2A ABc | d2B G2A |
BdB BAG | F2G A2g | e2d cAF | G3 :|

Four comments

Skipper Lost His Guernsey

Here’s a classic Newfoundland jig.

I first heard it played how I submitted it here, but I have also heard the A part and the B part reversed. So the second part would be played first.


Skipper Lost His Guernsey

A "Guernsey" is a thick, oiled sweater of dark blue wool. In Ireland a common name for a sweater used to be "Ganzi" (not sure of the spelling, but that`s what it sounded like!)


Skipper lost his Guernsey

I live in Guernsey, where the Guernsey sweaters are common and supposed to have originated from here. Traditionally worn by the fishermen. Interested to know that the common name for a sweater in Ireland used to be "Ganzi"! The Guernsey Guernseys are very traditional, down to certain designs on the sweater indicating which area of the island you come from.

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