Jessie Over The Bridge reel

Also known as Con McGinley’s, Over The Bride To Betty, Over The Bridge To Bessie.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jessie Over The Bridge has been added to 3 tune sets.

Jessie Over The Bridge has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Jessie Over The Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3Bcd ef g2 eg|faaf gfed|(3Bcd ef g2 fg|1afge d3 A:|2afge dABA||
|:GE~E2 GEBE|GEBE D2 EF|GE~E2 GABd|1edcA dABA:|2edcA d3 A||
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: Jessie Over The Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
BA|:GEBE GE~E2|GEBE D2EF|GEBE GABd|1 edce d2BA:|2 edce d3A||
|:(3Bcd ef ~g3e|abaf gfed|(3Bcd ef g2fg|1 afge d3A:|2 afge d2||
X: 3
T: Jessie Over The Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
GEBE GE~E2|GEBE D2BA|GEBE GABd|1edce d2BA:|2edce d3A||
Bdef g2ge|agfa gfed|Bdef g2e/f/g|afge d2BA|
Bdef g2ge|abgf gfed|Bdef g2ge|afge d2BA|

Three comments

Over the Bridge to Bessie

I learned a slighly different version of this tune from Harry Bradley and Paul O’Shaughnessy’s duet playing. According to the notes, Harry learned it from Nigel and Diana Boullier from Co. Down.

K: Dmaj (?)
BA|:GEBE GE~E2|GEBE D2EF|GEBE GABc|1 edce d2BA:|2 edce d3A||
(3Bcd ef ~g3e|abaf gfed|(3Bcd ef g2fg|1 afge d3A:|2 afge d2||

The second part is almost identical to that of John Egan’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/909 This is probably not related to "Over the *Water* to Bessie" recorded by Frankie Kennedy.

T:Over thr Bride to Betty
M:4/4
S:Memories From The Holla by Angelina Carberry
R:reel
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
K:EDor
GEBE GE~E2|GEBE D2BA|GEBE GABd|1edce d2BA:|2edce d3A||
Bdef g2ge|agfa gfed|Bdef g2e/f/g|afge d2BA|
Bdef g2ge|abgf gfed|Bdef g2ge|afge d2BA|