The Thrush In The Bush jig

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Thrush In The Bush has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Thrush In The Bush
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2G DB,D|GBd gdB|AEE cEE|(3ABc B AGE|
DB,D G,B,D|gfg dcB|ABc dcA|1 AGF G2D:|2 AGF GDC||
|:B,DG Bdg|gfg dcB|AEE cEE|(3ABc B AGE|
DB,D G,B,D|gfg dcB|ABc dcA|1 AGF GDC:|2 AGF G2z||
X: 2
T: The Thrush In The Bush
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D|GBG DB,G,|GBd gdB|AEE cEE|AcB AGE|
DB,D GBd|gfg dcB|ABc dcA|BGF G2:||
||C|B,DG Bdf|gfg dcB|AEE cEE|AcB AGE|
DB,D GBd|gfg dcB|ABc dcA|BGF Gz||
||D/C/|B,DG Bdf|gfg dcB|AEE cEE|AcB ADC|
B,DG Bdf|gfg dBc|dbd cac|BAF G2||

Three comments

This tune was written by Josephine Keegan. It’s interesting to see how her version varies from that which has been handed on. The following is a transcription from her recent publication, The Keegan Tunes. (Forgive the lack of headers; it’s in G Major.)

|:D|GBG DB,G,|GBd gdB|AEE cEE|AcB AGE|
DB,D GBd|gfg dcB|ABc dcA|BGF G2:||
||C|B,DG Bdf|gfg dcB|AEE cEE|AcB AGE|
DB,D GBd|gfg dcB|ABc dcA|BGF Gz||
||D/C/|B,DG Bdf|gfg dcB|AEE cEE|AcB ADC|
B,DG Bdf|gfg dBc|dbd cac|BAF G2||

oh, yuck, david. Now that’s just wrong. And this a family site…

Define family… :-P