The Coleford Jigge hornpipe

Also known as Coleford.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Coleford Jigge has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Coleford Jigge
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F2FE DFAc|dAFD E3E|DFAc dcdf|edcB AGFE|
F2FE DFAc|dAFD E3E|DFAd cdec|1 d4 d3E:|2 d4 d2cB||
|:Acef gfge|defg a2fa|g2eg f2df|edcB AGFE|
F2FE DFAc|dAFD E3E|DFAd cdec|1 d4 d2cB:|2 d4 d4||
2
X: 2
T: The Coleford Jigge
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3GFE |\
F2 F>E D>FA>c | d>AF>D E3 E | D>FA>c d>cd>f | e>dc>B (3ABA (3GFE |
F>A (3GFE D>FA>c | d>AF>D E2 (3GFE | D>FA>d c>de>c | d2 D2 D2 :|
|: (3dcB |\
A>ce>f g>f (3gfe | d>ef>g a2 (3fga | g2 (3efg f2 (3def |
[1 e>a^g>a A2 d>B | A2 (3Bcd e>fg>e | d>fa>^g a2 (3f=ga | g>fe>g (3fed d>f | e>Ac>e d2 :|
[2 e>d (3dcB A>G (3GFE | F>GF>E (3DEF A>c | d>AF>D E>A^G>A | D>FA>d c2 (3edc | d>AF>E D2 |]
3
X: 3
T: The Coleford Jigge
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AG | F2 F2 DFAd | dAFD E4 | DFAd dcdf | edcB AGFE |
F2 F2 DFAd | dAFD E2 E2 | DFAd cdec| d2 d2 d2 :|
|: z2 | cdef gfge |defg a^gaf | g2 g2 f2 f2 | edcB AGFE |
F2 F2 DFAd | dAFD E2 E2 | DFAd cdec | d2 d2 d2 :|
4
X: 4
T: The Coleford Jigge
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AG| F2 F2 DFA2 | dAFD E2E2 | D2FA dcdf | edcB ABAG |
F2 F2 DFA2 | dAFD E2E2 | DFAd cdec| d2 dc d2 :|
|: ed | cdef g2fg |defg a3f | g2 ge f2 fd | edcB ABAG |
F2 F2 DFA2 | dAFD E2E2 | DFAd cdec| d2 dc d2 :

Six comments

The Coleford Jigge

I learnt this tune from the fiddle player and teacher John Dipper at a workshop he held in Clapton-in-Gordano, near Bristol, a few days ago.
"Jigge" (or jig) in the tune title is an old usage of the word and does not necessarily imply that the tune is in 6/8, 9/8 or 12/8. I used the old form "jigge" instead of "jig" in order to retain it in the tune title on this database.
The tune may be played as a hornpipe or as a reel, but in the latter case I’d suggest that it is not played any faster than a hornpipe.
Because the structure of the tune is fairly straightforward it lends itself easily to ornamentation, but don’t overdo it.
Coleford is an old mining village in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, not far from the Welsh border.
There are doubtless other versions of this old tune out there. One that I know of is a version by Stephen Baldwin of Herefordshire, printed in Chris Bartram’s book "The Fiddle in Southern England",

"The Forest of Dean" ~ my family roots ~ and a necessary soul feed, forests and jungles above and beneath the sea… 🙂

"The Coleford Jigge" ~ a bit of family fun

R: hornpipe
K: D Major
|: (3GFE |
F2 F>E D>FA>c | d>AF>D E3 E | D>FA>c d>cd>f | e>dc>B (3ABA (3GFE |
F>A (3GFE D>FA>c | d>AF>D E2 (3GFE | D>FA>d c>de>c | d2 D2 D2 :|
|: (3dcB |
A>ce>f g>f (3gfe | d>ef>g a2 (3fga | g2 (3efg f2 (3def |1 e>a^g>a A2 d>B |
A2 (3Bcd e>fg>e | d>fa>^g a2 (3f=ga | g>fe>g (3fed d>f | e>Ac>e d2 :|
2 e>d (3dcB A>G (3GFE |
F>GF>E (3DEF A>c | d>AF>D E>A^G>A | D>FA>d c2 (3edc | d>AF>E D2 ||

It’s not even turned to dots yet and I’m already getting carried away with it… Apologies old friend. I’ll get some of those multicoloured biscuits you so like. It’s the round yellow egg ones you particularly favour, oh yes, and the fish-shaped greyish brown ones too… You don’t have to snack on the white bone shaped ones, but they are good for your skeleton and your mane… 😉

The Coleford Jigge

Nice version, C!

X:3 - as played at the Tuesday session at the Hunter’s Lodge Inn, Priddy, Somerset, England.

Setting #4 is how I’ve heard it played at sessions in Shropshire and Mid Wales - or possibly just how I’ve misremembered it.