The Cheticamp jig

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Cheticamp has been added to 1 tune set.

The Cheticamp has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Cheticamp
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: a2 b |c'2 a e2 c | A3 AEC | A,CE Aca | g3 g2 a |
f2 d B2 A | G3 G2 F |[1 EGB EGB | c2 e :|[2 EFE EFG | A3 ||
|: C2 B, |A,2 C E2 A | c3 c2 e | cAe cAc | B3 BGF |
E2 G B2 c | d3 f a2 | gfe dcB |[1 c3 :|[2 A3 |]
X: 2
T: The Cheticamp
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: a2 b |c'2 a e2 c | A3 AEc | Ace Aca | g3 g2 a |
f2 d B2 A | G3 G2 F |[1 EGB EGB | c2 e :|[2 EFE EFG | A3 ||
|: c2 B |A2 c e2 a | c3 c2 e | cAe cAc | B3 BGF |
E2 G B2 c | d3 f a2 | gfe dcB |[1 c3 :|[2 A3 |]
X: 3
T: The Cheticamp
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: a2 b |c2 a e c2 | A3 AEC | A,CE Aca | g3 g2 a |
f2 d B A2 | G3 G3 |[1 GFE GFE | C3 :|[2 EFE EFG | A3 ||
|: C2 B, |A, C2 E2 A | c3 c2 e | cAe cAc | B3 BGF |
[1 E2 G B2 c | d3 f a2 | gfe dcB | c3 :|
[2 E2 G B c2 | d3 f2 a | g2 f/e/ d2 c/B/ | A3 |]
X: 4
T: The Cheticamp
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: BbMaj
f/a/c’ |:d’2 b f2 d | B3- BFD | B,DF Bdb | a3 aba |
g2 e c2 B | A3 AcB |[1 AGF AGF | D3 DFB :|[2 AGF FGA | B3 BFD ||
|: B2 D F2 B | d3 B2 F | dBF dBd | c3 cAG |
F2 A c2 d | e3 g2 b | agf edc |[1 d3 dBF :|[2 B3 B |]

Thirteen comments

There are two ways given here, the second not dropping below the ‘D’ below the staff, out of consideration for those so limited. It’s a lovely tune either way but I particularly like that stretch from c’ down to A,…

“Jerry Holland’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes”

Cranford Publications, 1995 - http://www.cranfordpub.com/
~ another transcription for this tune can be found here, paage 57, tune #197

Damn cut & paste, missed the edit ~ I wouldn’t drop down there then:

~ |1 GFE GFE | C2 e :| ~ taking it here instead ~ | c2 e :|

But while we’re here, I have seen it written down so:

| G3 G3 |1 GFE GFE | C3 :| ~ but personally wouldn’t do that either…not and then make the jump to ‘a’…

Apologies for the screw-up…

I also like this as a waltz, great fun, which I’ll contribute tomorrow…

Jig ‘schnapps’ ~

where I might put them, ‘sometimes’ (just now):

A-part
measure 2: | c2 a e c2 |
measure 5: | f2 d B A2 |

B-part
measure 1: | A C2 E2 A |
measures 13 - 16 (second repeat/ending):
| E2 G B c2 | d3 f2 a | g2 f/e/ d2 c/B/ | A3 ||

Dances Down Home, Cheticamp?

There is an error on the title list of The Dances Down Home album (Joseph Cormier) : instead of The Cheticamp Jig, the actual track #8 is another jig, Clay Pipe, an vice versa. On the same CD published by Rounder you can find the Cheticamp Jig opening a set of jigs on the track #12. On the same track, instead of the Traditional Jig you find the Champion Jig : big mistakes on that CD cover!!!

"Joe Cormier: Dances Down Home"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1605

"Several errors can be found on the track list of this CD. Be carefull. The actual list that is given on our favorite web site : The Session, is correct ‘though! Thanks!"

# Posted on April 2nd 2007 by grestch

Whew! You had me worried. I went to make reparations but I see you were there and it’s OK on site here… 😏

2:53 - 3:59 ~

X: 2
T: Cheticamp, The
C: Elmer Briand
S: The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: BbMaj
f/a/c’ |:\
d’2 b f2 d | B3- BFD | B,DF Bdb | a3 aba |
g2 e c2 B | A3 AcB |[1 AGF AGF | D3 DFB :|[2 AGF FGA | B3 BFD ||
|: B2 D F2 B2 | d3 B2 F | dBF dBd | c3 cAG |
F2 A c2 d | e3 g2 b | agf edc |[1 d3 dBF :|[2 B3 B |]

Thanks for the Pembroke video, Tate.

There are so many people I recognize playing here in this session!