The Chorus jig

Also known as Caillach Nan Giuran, Chorous, The Chorus (Jig), The Herring Wife.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Chorus has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Chorus
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2D DED|AFD ABd|F2D DED|~A3 BAG|
F2D DED|AFD DE=F|E2=C CEF|GFG GBA:|
F2d dcd|ABG FED|F2d dcd|~A3 BAG|
F2d dcd|ABG FED|E2=c cBc|GFG GBA|
F2d dcd|ABG FED|F2d dcd|ABA ABc|
dBd =cAc|BGB AFD|E2=c cBc|GFG Gag||
|:f2d ded|afd dea|f2d ded|~a3 bag|
f2d ded|afd de=f|e2=c cef|gfg gba:|
|:fdf ece|dBd AFD|F2d dcd|ABA ABc|
dBd =cAc|BGB AFD|E2=c cBc|1 GFG Gag:|2 GFG GBA||
X: 2
T: The Chorus
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|:A2D DFD|A2G FED| A2D DFD|A3 BAG |
A2D DFD|A2G FED| E2=c cBc|G3 GFE:|
|:D2d Tdcd|F2A AFA| D2d Tdcd|A3 BAG |
F2d dcd|D2A AFA| E2=c cBc|G3 [1 GFE:|[2 efg||
|:Tf2d dfd|afd dfd|Tf2d dfd|a3 bag |
Tf2d dfd|afd dfd|e2=c cdc|g3 efg |
fdf ece|dcd A2G|F2d dcd|A3 ABc |
dBd cAc|BGB AGF|GFE =cBA|G3 GFE:|
|:TF2D DFD|AFD EFG|F2D DFD|ABc dAG |
F2D DFD|AFD F2D| E2=c cBc|G3 GFE:|
# Added by Moxhe .

Eight comments

One to play when you’re sick of the Kilfenora.

Kilfe-Chorus

Isn’t it just another setting of the Kilfenora (2nd one)
https://thesession.org/tunes/949
Great tune anyway whichever way you play it.
Dezi Donnelly does a great job on it on his Familiar Footsteps album

It’s a Scottish setting of it, and close, but not that close, Donough. It’s a closer relative to its Northumbrian equivalent the Holey Ha’penny https://thesession.org/tunes/1521.

The deed is done ~ now for some ‘English’ and ‘Country Dance’ carry on…

The Chorus Jig

Great tune! Stumbled across it in the Skye Collection (1887) so it’s at least that old.

The Chorus, X:2

Another version of this great tune, found in Aird’s "Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs", vol. 2, c 1790, nr 131. You’ll notice that it contains no f natural.

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Re: The Chorus

In Gunn’s Caledonian Repository (1848), this is found as "The Herring Wife" or "Caillach nan Giuran".