James And The Giant Peach jig

Also known as Jim And The Huge Nectarine.

James And The Giant Peach has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: James And The Giant Peach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
P: version 1
|: AcG EcA | BGG dBG | AcG EcA | BGG Bcd |
efe edc | BGG dBG | Ecc BAG | EFG A3 :|
|: age aba | ge^f ged | cAg age | dcA ~G3 |
ABA ~B3 | cBc efg | age dBG |[1 ABA A3 :|[2 ABA A2 |]
P: version 2
|: G |Ac/B/A EcA | BGB dBG | AcA EcA | BGE DB/c/d |
ege edc | BGG dGG | Ecc BAG | EFG A2 :|
|: g |age aba | gef ged | cAg cAe |
[1 dcA ~G2 g |age aba | gef g2 d | Bgg BAG | EE/F/G A2 :|
[2 dcA ~G2 e |cBA ~B3 | cBc egb | age dBG | EE/F/G A2 |]
P: version 3
|: G |Ac/B/A EcA | BGB dBG | AcA EcA | BGE DB/c/d |
ege edc | BGG dGG | Ecc BAG | EFG A2 :|
|: g |age aba | gef ged | cAG cAe |
[1 dcA ~G2 g |age aba | gef g2 d | Bgg BAG | EE/F/G A2 :|
[2 dcA ~G2 e |cBA ~B3 | cA/B/c egb | age dBG | EE/F/G A2 |]
P: version 4
|: G |AcA E2 c | BGB dBG | AcA E2 c | BGE DBG |
AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 :|
|: a |age aba | gef ged | cAG E2 c |
[1 BGB deg |age aba | gef ~g3 | age dBG | EAA A2 :|
[2 BGE DBG |AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 |]
P: version 5
|: G |AcA E2 c | BGB dBG | AcA E2 c | BGE DBG |
AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 :|
|: a |age aba | gef ged | cAG E2 c | BGB deg |
age aba | gef ~g3 | age dBG | EAA A2 :|
|: D |EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | AGE DFG |
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dgd BAG | EAA A2 :|
P: version 6
|: ^G |AcA E2 c | B^GB dBG | AcA E2 F | GDG B2 ^G |
AcA E2 c | B^GB dB=g | a^ga =gec | EFG A2 :|
|: a |age aba | ge=f g2 d | cAG E2 c |
[1 BGE D2 a |age aba | ge=f g2 B | A^GA =gec | EFG A2 :|
[2 BGE D^GB |AcA E2 e | dBg dgb | c'ba gec | EFG A2 |]
X: 2
T: James And The Giant Peach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
G|AcA E2c|BGB dBG|AcA E2c|BGE DBG|
AcA E2c|BGB deg|age dBG|EAA A2:|
a|age aba|gef ged|cAG E2c|BGB deg|
age aba|gef ~g3|age dBG|EAA A2a|
age aba|gef ged|cAG E2c|BGE DBG|
AcA E2c|BGB deg|age dBG|EAA A2||
D|EAA DAA|EAD EAc|dDc BAG|AGE DFG|
EAA DAA|EAD EAc|dgd BAG| EAA A2:|
G|"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"dBG|"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGE "G"DBG|
"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"deg|"Am"age "G"dBG|"Am"EAA "Am"A2:|
a|"Am"age "Am"aba|"Em"gef "Em"ged|"Am"cAG "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"deg|
"Am"age "Am"aba|"Em"gef "Em"~g3|"Am"age "G"dBG|"Am"EAA "Am"A2a|
"Am"age "Am"aba|"Em"gef "Em"ged|"Am"cAG "Am"E2c|"Em"BGE "G"DBG|
"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"deg|"Am"age "G"dBG|"Am"EAA "D"A2||
D|"Am"EAA "D"DAA|"Am"EAD "Am"EAc|"D"dDc "Em"BAG|"Am"AGE "D"DFG|
"Am"EAA "D"DAA|"Am"EAD "Am"EAc|"G"dgd "Em"BAG| "Am"EAA "D"A2:|
X: 3
T: James And The Giant Peach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: G |AcA EcA | BGG dGG | AcA EcA | BGG dBG |
AcA EcA | BGG dGG | Ecc BAG | EFG A2 :|
|: g |age aba | gef ged | cAG cAe | dcA G2 g |
age aba | gef g2 d | Bgg BAG | EFG A2 :|
|: D |EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | AGE DFG |
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dgd BAG | EFG A2 :|
X: 4
T: James And The Giant Peach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: ^G |AcA E2 c | B^GB dBG | AcA E2 F | GDG B2 ^G |
AcA E2 c | B^GB dB=g | a^ga =gec | EFG A2 :|
|: a |age aba | ge=f g2 d | cAG E2 c | BGE D2 a |
age aba | ge=f g2 B | A^GA =gec | EE/F/G A2 :|
|: ^D |EAE ADA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | A^GE DF=G |
EAE ADA | EAD EAc | d^de B^AB | EF^G A2 :|
X: 5
T: James And The Giant Peach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
- - -
X: 6
T: James And The Giant Peach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
- - -
X: 7
T: James And The Giant Peach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: G |AcA E2 c | BGB dBG | AcA E2 c | BGE DBG |
AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 :|
a |age aba | gef ged | cAG E2 c | BGB deg |
age aba | gef ~g3 | age dBG | EAA A2a |
age aba | gef ged | cAG E2 c | BGE DBG |
AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 ||
|: D |EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | AGE DFG |
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dgd BAG | EAA A2 :|
X: 8
T: James And The Giant Peach
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: G |"Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" dBG | "Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGE "G" DBG |
"Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" deg | "Am" age "G" dBG | "Am" EAA "Am" A2 :|
a |"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ged | "Am" cAG "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" deg |
"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ~g3 | "Am" age "G" dBG | "Am" EAA "Am" A2 a |
"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ged | "Am" cAG "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGE "G" DBG |
"Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" deg | "Am" age "G" dBG | "Am" EAA "D" A2 ||
|: D |"Am" EAA "D" DAA | "Am" EAD "Am" EAc | "D" dDc "Em" BAG | "Am" AGE "D" DFG |
"Am" EAA "D" DAA | "Am" EAD "Am" EAc | "G" dgd "Em" BAG | "Am" EAA "D" A2 :|

Twenty-five comments

I’m building a tune here …

https://thesession.org/discussions/6895

Up to this point, seed planted by Dafydd, so maybe we want a Welsh name for this, then hair extensions by Dow, Donough and me, and lastly, I did the garish dieing, cerise and that kind of purple that changes depending on how the sun hits it. So how do you like your new hair style James?

Anyone else out there tasted peach kernals? The title may be ‘temporary’, as this has not yet been approved by committee, Jim Troy included.

So who’s next? Shampoo anyone?

Here’s the "something for the weekend" version, with a last-minute mohican at the end:


X: 1
T: James And The Giant Peach
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
G|AcA E2c|BGB dBG|AcA E2c|BGE DBG|
AcA E2c|BGB deg|age dBG|EAA A2:|
a|age aba|gef ged|cAG E2c|BGB deg|
age aba|gef ~g3|age dBG|EAA A2a|
age aba|gef ged|cAG E2c|BGE DBG|
AcA E2c|BGB deg|age dBG|EAA A2||
D|EAA DAA|EAD EAc|dDc BAG|AGE DFG|
EAA DAA|EAD EAc|dgd BAG| EAA A2:|
G|"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"dBG|"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGE "G"DBG|
"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"deg|"Am"age "G"dBG|"Am"EAA "Am"A2:|
a|"Am"age "Am"aba|"Em"gef "Em"ged|"Am"cAG "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"deg|
"Am"age "Am"aba|"Em"gef "Em"~g3|"Am"age "G"dBG|"Am"EAA "Am"A2a|
"Am"age "Am"aba|"Em"gef "Em"ged|"Am"cAG "Am"E2c|"Em"BGE "G"DBG|
"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"deg|"Am"age "G"dBG|"Am"EAA "D"A2||
D|"Am"EAA "D"DAA|"Am"EAD "Am"EAc|"D"dDc "Em"BAG|"Am"AGE "D"DFG|
"Am"EAA "D"DAA|"Am"EAD "Am"EAc|"G"dgd "Em"BAG| "Am"EAA "D"A2:|

Haven’t quite left yet Conán. I’m still running around tieing things down.

I did catch your third part and it is in the ABCs, but as four bar second endings are not usual for multipart tunes, 3 parts and up, especially internally, there was a little scrub, but your 3rd part is as you gave it in the discussion… I had at first attached it to an earlier version, #2, which seemed to fit your EAA DAA better but have now changed it as you’ve given it above. Anyway, here it is in that ‘other’ form:

K:Ador
|: G |
AcA EcA | BGG dGG | AcA EcA | BGG dBG |
AcA EcA | BGG dGG | Ecc BAG | EFG A2 :|
|: g |
age aba | gef ged | cAG cAe | dcA G2 g |
age aba | gef g2 d | Bgg BAG | EFG A2 :|
D |
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | AGE DFG |
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dgd BAG | EFG A2 :|

Origin of Species ~

Not one tune but 6 evolutions are here, not counting ‘Comments’…

I like the name,but isn’t it under copyright?

Great fun

I like who they’ve turned out. We should try this again.

If there’s a copyright problem with the name, how about :
"Jim and the huge nectarine"?

Only if it were a book. But, the naming is open. It can be changed. I like the connection, remember ther menagerie of characters in that peach, those who’ve read the book or seen the film…and there’s James. I suppose we could call it Jim and the Giant Apricot, along the lines of the previous suggestion… ;-)

A title cannot be copyrighted.

What about a reel? Someone post the first couple of bars.

I like it! Well done, team :-D

Posted by .

Squiff reasoning? ~

Squiff reasoning lead me to posting this group effort in the ‘multiple’, that is, six takes on Jimmy Troy’s Discussion’s redirection to terra forming hairdressing, including the first 32 bar result, the ‘original’, as given as #1 here:

1.) 32 bars - a minor…
2.) 32 bars - Caught in the surf, the rough sanding and clipping starts and things go Dorian…
3.) 32 bars
4.) 32 bars
5.) 48 bars - Barbarian’s can never have too much, a ‘rumblin’ hoards’ 3rd part…
6.) 32 bars - Aah, can’t make up its mind, A Dorian harmonic? (does it exist?!) It almost went 7/8 but sadly we were lacking any Ouzo or Retsini in the house to aid that transition and I was feeling decidedly more toga last week…

As HTML and similar basic code, like ABC notation, tends to ignore spacing I have ordered the ABC notation in a way to make these six takes more evident, including now having marked them further as X: 1 - 1.6. In truth the fifth take with the third part was the sixth and last contribution here, made just in time before the ABCs became dots and midi. I’ve placed it in order as the fifth just after the version it was intended to be appended to, #4. The weirder O.T.T. take is left as originally, the last of five, now the last of six.

The O.T.T. state of mind came on me, taking responsibility for the abuse, just before heading down for a weekend with the brother-in-law, a story already known by some. Smoking and the resultant cancer has now made him a paraplegic and is slowly and miserably taking him from us, another ‘young’ musician, early 50’s, and a fine low brass man and band conductor, brass & concert… All loves this disease has now robbed him of. I had also just had a fight with my da about his still smoking, my ma needing him, and his recent success with overcoming a digestive tract cancer. So, those sad hints in the melody are there, and that seeming indecision…

Why all six, especially my weirdness? ~ and after me starting this ‘squiff reasoning’? Well, Jeremy prefers that tunes not be posted in the ‘Discussion’. So once it reached 32 bars this change was soon in discussion. Oooh!, Does that mean I’ve gone all conformist? Not really. I feared it might appear as just the one take and I didn’t want that to be, for example, my reworking of that evolution. Other reasons for six is they are all workable tunes. I’ve enjoyed them all, so how could I deny anyone else that, or the choice.

So, as we’ve had our fun with this, it is left to those of you who would like, to pick your favourite take and allow your own waves of reuse to work on your choice and make it distinct, the ‘process’. You might try all of them and then come up with your own compromise and swing to it. This way the ‘purists’ can insist on the first 32 bars, and the space cadets can go for #6, while maybe, if I add the compound meter (or more twisted) version, the manic can viscerate that while our closetted few can meditate in say 7/8 with their invisible Balkan session mates. At least with the later there’s unlikely to be disagreement or ego conflict. That said, my invisible sessioners can sometimes be a nasty disagreeable lot, and they are damned tight, never buying a round.

Enough of the madness, I think it would be great if a session got ahold of some take on this and in say a few months time someone would return here with "The Bay Area Peach", or the "Castilian Big Almond", or something in Lithuanian, Ligurian, Zulu, Klingon or GM lingua franca… :-O

Ceolachan
You have done a mighty job with your collective posting of the tune. The combined setting is a bit of a challenge for me to memorise. I think I would almost certainly get the parts mixed up.
If anyone ever gets to play this with a few friends it would be nice to get a recording of this posted to Jim’s CraicOnline site.
If anyone is ready to start the week with a collective reel I’m game - that’s if I can think of something to contribute.

Donough - you must be mad lad. Don’t memorize the whole damned thing, all versions and variations. Keep your sanity, just get familiar with them, play around with them, and then settle into your own take on it, what you like, 32 bars with a second ending or a 3-parter, banana or bacon butty, or both ~ really! ~ bananas and bacon are fabulous together…

This is kind of saying, make it personal, that this is partly what it is about, making the tune your own, in some kind of agreement or relationship back to the origins, and with other musicians. Some composers and pedants are adamant that there is only the one way to play a given tune, others are thrilled with finding their work in later stages of evolution. From instrument to instrument the nature of the beast will have its way with the tune, each having its possibilities and limitations. I am biased for more 32 bar jigs with 4-bar second endings, like that particular take on "The Frost is All Over". But, I like the rumble of Conán’s Thruppence…

I particularly like peanut butter, bacon and bananas together…

"C"
Thanks for your comments. My mention of learning the whole lot with it’s variations is just a tad tongue in cheek. I have sort of settled on the version/variations that I like best.
Cheers

Tongue in cheek? ;-)

“Peach Schnapps”

X: 1.7
T: Peach Schnapps
K: Ador
|: ^G |
AcA E2 c | B^GB dBG | AcA E2 F | GDG B2 ^G |
AcA E2 c | B^GB dB=g | a^ga =gec | EFG A2 :|
|: a |
age aba | ge=f g2 d | cAG E2 c | BGE D2 a |
age aba | ge=f g2 B | A^GA =gec | EE/F/G A2 :|
|: ^D |
EAE ADA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | A^GE DF=G |
EAE ADA | EAD EAc | d^e=e B^AB | EF^G A2 :|

Damn, messed that ending ~ the last two bars should have read:

| d^de B^AB | EF^G A2 :| ~ in case someone kind of likes this twisted take on it all… I slide/smear those first three notes…

\

X: 3
T: James And The Giant Peach
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Ador
|: G |\
AcA EcA | BGG dGG | AcA EcA | BGG dBG |
AcA EcA | BGG dGG | Ecc BAG | EFG A2 :|
|: g |\
age aba | gef ged | cAG cAe | dcA G2 g |
age aba | gef g2 d | Bgg BAG | EFG A2 :|
|: D |\
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | AGE DFG |
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dgd BAG | EFG A2 :|

X: 1.7
T: Peach Schnapps
K: M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Ador
|: ^G |\
AcA E2 c | B^GB dBG | AcA E2 F | GDG B2 ^G |
AcA E2 c | B^GB dB=g | a^ga =gec | EFG A2 :|
|: a |\
age aba | ge=f g2 d | cAG E2 c | BGE D2 a |
age aba | ge=f g2 B | A^GA =gec | EE/F/G A2 :|
|: ^D |\
EAE ADA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | A^GE DF=G |
EAE ADA | EAD EAc | d^de B^AB | EF^G A2 :|

X: 2
T: James And The Giant Peach
Z: # Posted on June 17th 2005 by Conán McDonnell
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
|: G |\
AcA E2 c | BGB dBG | AcA E2 c | BGE DBG |
AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 :|
a |\
age aba | gef ged | cAG E2 c | BGB deg |
age aba | gef ~g3 | age dBG | EAA A2a |
age aba | gef ged | cAG E2 c | BGE DBG |
AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 ||
|: D |\
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | AGE DFG |
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dgd BAG | EAA A2 :|
|: G |\
"Am" AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"dBG|"Am"AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGE "G"DBG |
"Am" AcA "Am"E2c|"Em"BGB "G"deg|"Am"age "G"dBG|"Am"EAA "Am"A2 :|
a |\
"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ged | "Am" cAG "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" deg |
"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ~g3 | "Am" age "G" dBG | "Am" EAA "Am" A2 a |
"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ged | "Am" cAG "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGE "G" DBG |
"Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" deg | "Am" age "G" dBG | "Am" EAA "D" A2 ||
|: D |\
"Am" EAA "D" DAA | "Am" EAD "Am" EAc | "D" dDc "Em" BAG | "Am" AGE "D" DFG |
"Am" EAA "D" DAA | "Am" EAD "Am" EAc | "G" dgd "Em" BAG | "Am" EAA "D" A2 :|

Oops! ~ wrong cut and paste… Here’s what I’d meant to add:

X: 2
T: James And The Giant Peach
Z: # Posted on June 17th 2005 by Conán McDonnell
N: without chords
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
|: G |\
AcA E2 c | BGB dBG | AcA E2 c | BGE DBG |
AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 :|
a |\
age aba | gef ged | cAG E2 c | BGB deg |
age aba | gef ~g3 | age dBG | EAA A2a |
age aba | gef ged | cAG E2 c | BGE DBG |
AcA E2 c | BGB deg | age dBG | EAA A2 ||
|: D |\
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dDc BAG | AGE DFG |
EAA DAA | EAD EAc | dgd BAG | EAA A2 :|

X: 2.1
T: James And The Giant Peach
Z: # Posted on June 17th 2005 by Conán McDonnell
N: with chords
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
|: G |\
"Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" dBG | "Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGE "G" DBG |
"Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" deg | "Am" age "G" dBG | "Am" EAA "Am" A2 :|
a |\
"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ged | "Am" cAG "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" deg |
"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ~g3 | "Am" age "G" dBG | "Am" EAA "Am" A2 a |
"Am" age "Am" aba | "Em" gef "Em" ged | "Am" cAG "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGE "G" DBG |
"Am" AcA "Am" E2 c | "Em" BGB "G" deg | "Am" age "G" dBG | "Am" EAA "D" A2 ||
|: D |\
"Am" EAA "D" DAA | "Am" EAD "Am" EAc | "D" dDc "Em" BAG | "Am" AGE "D" DFG |
"Am" EAA "D" DAA | "Am" EAD "Am" EAc | "G" dgd "Em" BAG | "Am" EAA "D" A2 :|