Jackson’s Coagy jig

Also known as Couge In The Morning, Jackson’s Couge, Jackson’s Couge In The Morning.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Jackson's Coagy has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Jackson's Coagy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
E2z ABc|BAG BGd|ege gdB|1 ABG ~A3:|2 ABG Aza||
ged ege|ede g3|GEE GEE|GAG Eza|
ged ege|ede ~g3|ege gdB|1 ABG Aza:|2 ABG A3||
X: 2
T: Jackson's Coagy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EAA ABc|BAG ABd|ede gdB|ABA A2:|:d|
eaa aga|bab c'2a|bge ede|ged d2g|
eaa aga|bag a2g|ede gdB|ABA A2:|

Fourteen comments

Source: Desi Wilkinson March 2005 Workshop in Rome
Transcriptoin: gmp

Does someone know the name of that tune?

I learned this great wee tune off a tape of Desi a right while ago and haven’t heard it played by many others. Nearly sure the title given was another “Jackson’s” or “Jackson’s something-or-other”. Not much help, I am afraid.

Gan Ainm

You may find that this is a fairly common title for Celtic tunes.
It is my understanding that it translates from the Gaelic as

Acutally, it means “without name” (gan = without, ainm = name), and is conventionally used when you don’t know an accepted name for a tune. Not as a “title” in itself. Which is why Gian Marco used it–but he’d like to know if anyone has a name that it’s known by.

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I think I have it. Jackson’s Coagy?

Jackson’s Coagy sounds good, gone!

Great…so what the heck is a coagy?

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Perhaps it’s a variant spelling of “coggie” (i.e. drinking vessel) I see from checking the recordings (which I forgot to do) that Desi has recorded a jig by this name on “3 Piece Flute”. I do not have this recording, so maybe someone who has could find out for us.

Jackson’s ‘Coagy’

No idea what a ‘coagy’ is, but in my research in ‘the Gunn Book’ it appears as ‘Jackson’s Couge in the Morning’ . ‘Couge’ is a porridge-pot in Scottish dialect. See the book ‘Hidden Fermanagh’ for more details on the Jackson tunes in the Gunn Book and other C19th N Ireland collections.

Jackson’s Couge in the Morning

I’ve added the version from the Gunn MS, Fermanagh 1865. This is one of many Jackson tunes in the MS. Myself and Cathal McConnell play this, followed by Jackson’s Babby - which I have also just added.

Re: Jackson’s Coagy

Pretty much identical first part, and very similar second part, to My Former Wife: https://thesession.org/tunes/3418
note that many people play that tune with a third part as well.

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