The Man In The Moon jig

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Man In The Moon appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Man In The Moon has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Man In The Moon has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Man In The Moon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:d/c/|BGE EFA|~B3 d2B|AFD DFA|DFA dfd|
BGE EFA|~B3 def|edB AdF|FEE E2:|
|:B|~e3 edB|def fge|~d3 dcB|def gbg|
~e3 edB|def gfe|dcB AdF|FEE E2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Man In The Moon
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BGE E3|B,EG BAG|AFE D2F|A,DD FGA|
BGE E3|B,EG BAG|AFE DF/G/A|1 BGE E2A:|2 BGE E2B||
|:efe eBG|EGB efe|d3 dAF|DFA def|
e3 eBG|EGB efe|dBA FGA|1 BGE E2B:|2 BGE E2A||
# Added by Moxhe .

Seven comments

The Man in the Moon

There’s another tune by this name already here. But it isn’t remotely the same …

But this tune is really quite similar to some others that are on here, eg The Hills of Glenorchy.

I’ve submitted it anyway. Partly, this is because I’ve been playing this tune for about the last 30 years, and secondly because, having just looked at O’Neill’s to see if it’s in there, I see that the version there is well nigh identical to the one I play that I have transcribed here.

It’s left me wondering if I originally learnt it from someone who got it from O’Neill’s or whether (horror!) I actually got it from the dots myself in the first place! (Memory for things like that is going, but fortunately not for the tunes … yet …

Great tune

Great arrangement benhall.1… The ending dcB AdF | FEE E2 :| is great with that jump from A to d… thats how I end Apples in Winter… which may be another variant…

… the ending …

MH - I end Apples in Winter a bit like that as well, but like so: fdB AdF | FEE E2 ||

I think there are a lot of tunes which seem to be some form of variant of something like this one. I wonder which came first? (I just tried to find out how old this setting is, but I can’t get when O’Neill collected it - only that it was in the 1907 publication, and of course it could be a lot older than that.)

"quite similar" to (Hills of Glenorchy) ?

"can YOU tell the diference?", in the words of the old ad for Daz (or was it Persil?)

A Rollicking Boy

This Man in the Moon could be one of the rollickers from Tanderagee.

This site has at least 5 versions of the tune.