Emma’s Single (But I Can’t Marry Her) jig

Also known as Emma’s Single.

Emma's Single (But I Can't Marry Her) has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Emma's Single (But I Can't Marry Her)
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: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|1 CFE FGA:|2 BAG EFG||
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X: 2
T: Emma's Single (But I Can't Marry Her)
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 B d2 g|fga gdB|c2 A BAG|FGA DEF|
|G2 B d2 g|fga gdB|ced cBA|1 BAF DEF:|2 DGF G2 B||
|:cBA EAc|EAc edc|BGE DB,D|GAB dcB|
|cBA EAc|EAc cde|gfe dBG|1 DGF GAB:|2 cBA FGA||
# Added .
X: 3
T: Emma's Single (But I Can't Marry Her)
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 B d2 g|fga gdB|c2 A BAG|FGA DEF|
|G2 B d2 g|fga gdB|ced cBA|1 BAF DEF:|2 DGF G2 B||
|:c2A EAc|EAc e2c|B2G ~D3|GAB dcB|
|c2A EAc|EAc c2e|g2e dBG|1 ~D3 G2B:|2 cBA FGA||
X: 4
T: Emma's Single (But I Can't Marry Her)
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |G2 B d2 g | fga g2 B | c2 e A2 g | fed cBA |
G2 B d2 g | ff/g/a g2 B | c2 e A2 G | FAd G2 :|
|: B |cBA E2 c | EAc e2 c | BAG D2 B | DGB d2 B |
cc/B/A E2 c | EAc e2 c | d2 g B2 g | FAd G2 :|

Four comments

Emma’s Single (But I Can’t Marry Her)

Zina recently posted a tune by Shannon Heaton, Emma’s Slip, (https://thesession.org/tunes/4279), and MM mentioned working on a tune for his/her daughter, Emma’s Hop, so when Zina suggested we just needed a single jig to complete the set, a tune immediately began unfolding in my mind.

Only the first half is a single jig. The second part came out the way it wanted to, which turned out to be a double jig.

Here it is in G for the fluters in the crowd.

X: 1
T: Emma’s Single (But I Can’t Marry Her)
C: Will Harmon
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: G
|:G2 B d2 g|fga gdB|c2 A BAG|FGA DEF|
|G2 B d2 g|fga gdB|ced cBA|1 BAF DEF:|2 DGF G2 B||
|:cBA EAc|EAc edc|BGE DB,D|GAB dcB|
|cBA EAc|EAc cde|gfe dBG|1 DGF GAB:|2 cBA FGA||

Posted .

Emma’s single

Variation of the second part, more single jig like and better fitting to the pipes:

|:c2A EAc|EAc e2c|B2G ~D3|GAB dcB|
|c2A EAc|EAc c2e|g2e dBG|1 ~D3 G2B:|2 cBA FGA||

Well done, Urs.

Posted .

“Emma’s Single Malt”?

I cannot tell a like, I did it with my little axe ~

|: A |
G2 B d2 g | fga g2 B | c2 e A2 g | fed cBA |
G2 B d2 g | ff/g/a g2 B | c2 e A2 G | FAd G2 :|
|: B |
cBA E2 c | EAc e2 c | BAG D2 B | DGB d2 B |
cc/B/A E2 c | EAc e2 c | d2 g B2 g | FAd G2 :|

Sorry Will, I couldn’t control it… See what Emma thinks…