Written in 2000 for a young dancer and fiddler named Emma, by Shannon Heaton. You can find more of Shannon’s music at http://www.eatsrecords.com .
hey, thanks zina …
actually, i was just working on a tune for my daughter the other day (first version is mailed to a friend of mine, for comments) and guess what! i named it "emma’s hop" (also 9/8-time).
as soon as the tune is finished, i’ll post it here too.
LOL - now all we need is for someone to write a single jig called "Emma’s" and we’ll have a complete set. 🙂
Emma’s Single (But I Can’t Marry Her)
I blame this one on the Blanton Kentucky bourbon from last night’s fun, and an inspirational poke in the ribs from this thread. I read the above comments and out came this tune. It wrote itself in less than 10 minutes.
T: Emma’s Single (But I Can’t Marry Her)
C: Will Harmon
|:F2 A c2 f|efg fcA|B2 G AGF|EFG CDE|
|F2 A c2 f|efg fcA|Bdc BAG|1 AGE CDE:|2 CFE F2 A||
|:BAG DGB|DGB dcB|AFD CA,C|FGA cBA|
|BAG DGB|DGB Bcd|fed cAF|1CFE FGA:|2 BAG EFG||
Legal disclaimers: I realize that only the first half is a single jig. What can I say? The second half wanted to come out the way it did, as a double jig. It’s also not flute friendly in this key—it came out on fiddle, so it’s in F. And I can’t post it as it’s own tune just yet—I already used up my daily quota today, so I’ll post this tomorrow as an "official" tune. Off the top of my head, I don’t think I know anyone named Emma, so all characters named in this tune are fictiitious; any similarity to persons real and living is unintended and accidental. No animals were harmed in the production of this tune.
LOL — Will Harmon, I love you to the death! ;)
You *are* going to post it as it’s own tune, aren’t you?
Tomorrow, as soon as the clock strikes midnight GMT.