James’ jig

There is 1 recording of this tune.

James' has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: James'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: BGE E^DE | BGB AFA | BGE EDE | FGA ABc |
~B3 cBA |BGE FDB, | CDE EFG | AFD E3 :|
|: ~G3 Bcd | ege dBG | c3 BAG | FAG FED |
~E3 EDB, | CEG DFA | GBG AGF | GEE E3 :|
2
X: 2
T: James'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
On bars 6 an seven instead of | BGE FDB, | CDE EFG |
I play | BGE FDB | cDE EFG |
On bars 13 and 14 instead of | ~E3 EDB, | CEG DFA |
I play | ~E3 EDB | cEG DFA |

One comment

Played in our sessions since the middle 80’s

The source of this tune is Jean-Marie Vermande, a french fiddle player. He learned this tune while traveling in Ireland from a man whose name was James. So we named it James’Jig. I never heard this tune played anywhere else than in our local sessions. Maybe it’s a composition of this man. As some bars are not suitable for the pipes and flute I play some notes at the upper octave :
On bars 6 an seven instead of | BGE FDB, | CDE EFG |
I play | BGE FDB | cDE EFG |
On bars 13 and 14 instead of | ~E3 EDB, | CEG DFA |
I play | ~E3 EDB | cEG DFA |
The D sharp on the first bar is optional : E^DE can be replaced by ~E3
Does somebody else heard this tune played somewhere ?