Sister Jean jig

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Sister Jean has been added to 2 tune sets.

Sister Jean has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Sister Jean
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
D2E F2G|ABA A2G|A2d d2c|1d3 D3:|2d3 A3||
A2B c2d|efe e2c|A2B c2G|E3 C3 |
A2B c2d|efe e2d|f2d d2^c|d3 A3 |
A2B c2d|efe e2c|A2B c2G|E3 C2B|
A2A F2D|A2A F2D|A2d d2c|d3 D3|]
X: 2
T: Sister Jean
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
"Dm"D2E {FG}F2G|"Dm"ABA (G2F)|"C"E2(C C2)G|"C"{EF}E3 (D2C)|"Dm"D2E {FG}F2G|
"Dm"ABA "Am"A2G|"Dm"A2(d "C"d2c)|1"Dm"d3 D3:|2"Dm"d3 A3||[K:DMix] "Am"A2B c2d|
"Am"efe e2c|"Am"A2(B c2G)|"C"E3 C3 |"Am"A2(B c2d)|"Am"efe e2d|
"D"f2(d d2)^c|"Am"d3 A3 |"Am"A2B c2d|"Am"efe e2c|"Am"A2(B c2G)|
"C"E3 C2c|"D"A2A F2A|"D"A2A F2A|"D"A2(d "C"d2c)|"D"d3 D3|]

Four comments

Sister Jean

This is a slow jig from Shetland. The version I’ve put down here is from the Blazing Fiddles Album, Fire On! and is part of the Greenland Set.

A lovely relaxed tune with interesting key changes!

…unless you play it a bit faster, in which case it’s just a jig.

Sister Jean, X:2

This unusual 6/8 tune is from Unst in the Shetland Islands. It was taught by Abby Newton at the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School, August 2007, along with the slow reel Kinrara (
The chords are my take on it.