The Black Frog jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Black Frog has been added to 1 tune set.

The Black Frog has been added to 72 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Black Frog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DDD DEF|EDB, DB,A,|DE/D/D DEF|ABA =F^FA|
d/d/dB AFE|F/F/ED B,DA,|DEF AFE|DE/D/D DFE|
[DD]DD DEF|EDB, DB,A,|DE/D/D DEF|ABA =F^FA|
d/d/dB AFE|FED B,DA,|DEF AFE|DE/D/D DBc||
[Dd]fa gec|fdB ecA|GAB AB/B/c|def ecA|
aa/a/a agf|gg/g/g gfe|f/g/af edc|dAF DBc|
dfa gec|fdB ecA|GAB AB/B/c|def ecA|
aa/a/a agf|g/g/gg gfe|fdB ecA|dA/A/F BGE||
[DD]DD DEF|EDB, DB,A,|DE/D/D DEF|ABA =F^FA|
d/d/dB AFE|F/F/ED B,DA,|DEF AFE|DE/D/D DFE|
[DD]DD DEF|EDB, DB,A,|DE/D/D DEF|ABA =F^FA|
-ddB AFE|F/F/ED B,DA,|DEF AFE|Dd/d/d dec||
[Dd]fa gec|fdB ecA|GAB AB/B/c|def ecA|
Daa agf|g/g/gg gfe|f/g/af edc|dAF DB/B/c|
dfa g/g/ge|f/f/fd ecA|GAB AB/B/c|def ece|
^gaa a=gf|g/g/gg gfe|fdB ecA|dAF BGE||
[DD]DD DEF|EDB, DB,A,|DE/D/D DEF|ABA =F^FA|
d/d/dd dBA|-BBB BAF|AFD DEF|DAD DFE|
[DD]DD DEF|EDB, DB,A,|DE/D/D DEF|ABA =F^FA|
dd/d/B AFE|F/F/ED B,DA,|DEF AFE|Dd/d/d dec||
[Dd]fa g/g/ge|f/f/fd ecA|GAB AB/B/c|def ecA|
aa/a/a agf|g/g/gg gfe|f/g/af edc|dAF DBc|
dfa gec|fdB ecA|GAB AB/B/c|def ecA|
^gaa a=gf|g/g/gg gfe|fdB ecA|dAF DDD||
# Added .
X: 2
T: The Black Frog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DD/D/D DEF|ED/D/B, DB,/B,/A,|DE/D/D DEF|ABA =F^FA|
|1d/d/dB AFE|F/F/ED B,DA,|DEF AFE|DE/D/D DFE:|
|2d/d/dB AFE|F/F/ED B,DA,|DEF AFE|DE/D/D DBc||
[Dd]fa gec|fdB ecA|GAB AB/B/c|def ecA|
|1aa/a/a agf|gg/g/g gfe|f/g/af edc|dAF DBc:|
|2aa/a/a agf|gg/g/g gfe|fdB ecA|dA/A/F BGE||
X: 3
T: The Black Frog
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DDD DEF | EDB, DB,A, | DED DEF | ABA F2 A |
~d2 B AFE | FED B,DA,| DEF AFE |1 DED DFE :|2 DED DBA ||
|: dfa gec | fdB ecA | GAB ABc | def ecA |
~a2 a agf| gag gfe |1 (3fga f edc | dAF DBc :|2 fdB ecA|dAF BGE||

Nine comments

The Black Frog

Transcribed from the lovely playing of Enda Scahill on his cd, Pick It Up. He’s up a half step, in Eb, so capo or tune up if you want to play along with the cd.

Posted .

What a long transcription - Will do you have a fixation with Frogs?

Wow… I downloaded the midi and it started playing as I went to pour another cup of coffee. It was still playing when I got back. :-O

Well, I transcribed this for someone who wanted to learn the tune as Enda plays it, so I transcribed the whole thing, three times through. Which makes it a terrific lesson in how a banjo player might change things up each time around, particularly paying attention to how the triplets can come either on top of the beat or after.

And I liked the title. Anyone know who wrote this? The liner notes don’t say.

Posted .

Composer

The notes say, "The Black Frog is a tune I wrote about 6 years ago in Galway."

I got a copy of the CD directly from Enda during my first visit to Ireland. Have you got a reissued copy, Will?

P.S. Will, your transcription is too long even if it’s accurate and helpful for banjo players. You should have made it simple and post all the variations in the comment.

I cleaned up the ABC a little to make it easier to read. However, I don’t know how to make it an addendum to the original file. Any tips? My first time.

Here’s the ABC of what I cleaned up:

X: 1
T: The Black Frog
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
DD/D/D DEF|ED/D/B, DB,/B,/A,|DE/D/D DEF|ABA =F^FA|
|1d/d/dB AFE|F/F/ED B,DA,|DEF AFE|DE/D/D DFE:|
|2d/d/dB AFE|F/F/ED B,DA,|DEF AFE|DE/D/D DBc||
[Dd]fa gec|fdB ecA|GAB AB/B/c|def ecA|
|1aa/a/a agf|gg/g/g gfe|f/g/af edc|dAF DBc:|
|2aa/a/a agf|gg/g/g gfe|fdB ecA|dA/A/F BGE||

Basic version of this tune

As set out by Enda Scahill himself in his Banjo Tutor (volume 1):

X:1
T:The Black Frog
C:Enda Scahill
S:Enda Scahill’s Irish Banjo Tutor (2008) p.58
D:Pick It Up
F:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-LKgbcPOkc

Z:Edgar Bolton
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:D
|: DDD DEF | EDB, DB,A, | DED DEF | ABA F2 A |
~d2 B AFE | FED B,DA,| DEF AFE |1 DED DFE :|2 DED DBA ||
|: dfa gec | fdB ecA | GAB ABc | def ecA |
~a2 a agf| gag gfe |1 (3fga f edc | dAF DBc :|2 fdB ecA|dAF BGE||