Goggles In The Rain jig

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X: 1
T: Goggles In The Rain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:ABE EBG|GAF dAF|ABE EBG|GAF DEF|ABE EBG|
GAF dAd|1 dEc cEA|ABG GEA:|2 dEc cEA|ABA AFD||
|:DEE EFF|FGG GAA|DEE EFF|FGG GFD|DEE EFF|
FGG GAB|1 def gag|gfd cAF:|2 def gba|afd dcA||
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From my underground laboratory

This cyclical little jig was inspired in part by Across the Hill off’ve "Monsieur Donal Lunny and his new band" ‘s live album. I was intrigued by the 6/8 melody against a loose 3/4 backing, and wanted to see if I could come up with something similar - this is the result.

all notes that are immediately repeated can be tied together to create a cross-beat synchopation, but alternating that with cuts (try using cuting on different fingers each time - on flute and whistle, anyway) can spice it up quite nicely - particularly in the 2nd part.

I named it Goggles in the Rain because I spent most of the day I came up with it, lying at the bottom of the swimming pool at my folks house, watching a marvelous thunderstorm splatter rain and hailstones against the surface above me, through a pair of goggles. It was an interesting day.

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