The Ballerina jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Ballerina has been added to 1 tune set.

The Ballerina has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Ballerina
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: Bcc Bdc- | cc dedc | cBB GBA- | Ac/d/e fed :|
|: Bc/c/c Bdc- | ccd edc | cBB GBA- |1Ac/d/e fed :|2 z G2 F2 ||
|: EFA dec- | ccd cBA | EFA def | edc cBA|
EFA dec- | ccd cBA | BAG BB/c/d |1 cBA dcA :|2 cBA Bcd ||
|: efd fae- | edc dcA | BAG BB/c/d | cBA Bcd :|
fed fae- | edc dcA | BAG BB/c/d | cBA Bcd|
fed fae- | edc dcA | EGB BG/E/E | EdE cAB|EGB BG/E/E |
dFd cEc| EGB BG/E/E | EdE cAB | Bcd cde | cd/e/f efg |
X: 2
T: The Ballerina
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: Bcc Bec- | ccd edc | cBE GBA- | Ac/d/e fed |
| Bc/c/c Bec- | ccd edc | cBE GBA- |1Ac/d/e fed :|2 z G2 F2 ||
|: DFA dec- | ccd cAE | DFA def | edc cBA|
DFA dec- | c2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d |1 cBA dcA :|2 cBA Bce ||
|| fed fae- | e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce |
fed fae- | e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce
f2d fae- |e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce|
fed fae- | e2d cBA | EGA BG/E/E-| EdE cAB|EGA BG/E/E |
DFD CB,A,| EGA BG/E/E- | EdE cAB |GAB Bcd | cde def ||
# Added by bobbi .

Four comments

First Post…

Hello all,

This is my first post to "The Session", my new favorite website! Please feel free to let me know of any mistakes on my part; I’m new to "abc" format and ITM, so…

I heard Solas do this tune, and fell in love with it. I don’t have a Bozouki, so I play it on my mandola (CGDA) with a capo on the second fret. Or, if I only have my mandolin, I just play it in the key of D. Hope you like it.

This was written by Seamus Egan, I think. Great piece, although I think you’re notating some of the sixteenth notes as quarters. Good transcription, though.

A few changes in the transcription abc

I just learned this tune off the CD. I modified the abc a bit so that it shows as a tune with three parts, and a long third part with 20 bars. I also changed a number of the notes to correspond to what I heard on the CD. Great little tune!

X: 1
T: Ballerina, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: Bcc Bec- | ccd edc | cBE GBA- | Ac/d/e fed |
| Bc/c/c Bec- | ccd edc | cBE GBA- |1Ac/d/e fed :|2 z G2 F2 ||
|: DFA dec- | ccd cAE | DFA def | edc cBA|
DFA dec- | c2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d |1 cBA dcA :|2 cBA Bce ||
|| fed fae- | e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce |
fed fae- | e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce
f2d fae- |e2d cBA | BEE BB/c/d | cBA Bce|
fed fae- | e2d cBA | EGA BG/E/E-| EdE cAB|EGA BG/E/E |
DFD CB,A,| EGA BG/E/E- | EdE cAB |GAB Bcd | cde def ||

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And one more thing

The Ballerina Jig Ends on the first section of the tune, that is on the "A part".

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