The Lancer’s jig

Also known as The Lancers’, The Lancers.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Lancer's has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Lancer's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~f2f fed | A3 ABd | ~f2f fed | efe e2f |
~g2g bag | f2a agf | e2g f2e | dcd d2e :|
|:fBB fBB | g=cc gcc | add add | a2b bag |
fBB fBB | g=cc gcc | ~f3 edc | d3 gfg |
|FB,B, FB,B, | G=CC G=CC | ADD ADD | A2B BAG |
FB,B, FB,B, | G=CC G=CC | def edc | dcd d2e ||

Six comments

Perhaps better written as a slide?
The first 4 bars remind me of one, I’ll post the link if I remember what it’s called…

Besides, the enharmonic run; < ~g2g bag | f2a agf | e2g f2e > is common to many European counter danse tunes, but also present in some (pseudo?) tarentellas I think and a song by La Bolduc ..

the f/B g/c chromatic rise is particularly original.

… this unusual chromatic rise is especially ‘meaningful’ when heard from the dance floor… To me it’s like it brings a sense of tension or heightens the suspense in the spacial orientation, coordination and interpersonal areas, so to speak.

Single jigs were a popular choice of tune form for the quadrilles in the 1800s, ‘The Lancers’ being part of that family of dance…

Re: The Lancer’s

Where does this come from? Lancers was usually the name of a set of tunes rather than any single tune. It appears as such in a couple of Australian publications but where else it is to be found I don’t know. These published dance programs all give the impression that it is, or was, a well known set of dances.