The Clapton jig

Also known as The Clapton Jigs.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Clapton has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Clapton
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
age a2b|ged BAG|age age|def ~g3|
age a2b|ged BAG|~c3 dcd|1 e/f/ge deg:|2 e/f/ge dBA||
|:~d3 cAG|AdB cAG|~d3 cAG|~E3 GFG|
A2d cAG|B/c/dB cAG|1 ded cAG|~E3 D3:|2 ~c3 dcd|e/f/ge deg||
X: 2
T: The Clapton
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
From Capercaillie's "Delirium", played after this http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/3889. Variation for final bar is |~e3 ~g3||. Also appears on Dervish's "Boys Of Sligo" in the following setting:
age a2b|ged BAG|age age|def ~g3|
age a2b|ged BAG|~c3 ~d3|1 ede ~g3:|2 ege dBA||
|:~d3 cAG|A/c/dA cAG|A/c/dA cAG|~E3 GEG|
A2d cAG|A/c/dA cAG|1 A/c/dA cAG|~E3 D3:|2 ~c3 ~d3|ede ~g3||

Six comments

The Clapton Jig

From Capercaillie’s "Delirium", played after this https://thesession.org/tunes/3889. Variation for final bar is |~e3 ~g3||. Also appears on Dervish’s "Boys Of Sligo" in the following setting:

X: 1
T: Clapton, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
age a2b|ged BAG|age age|def ~g3|
age a2b|ged BAG|~c3 ~d3|1 ede ~g3:|2 ege dBA||
|:~d3 cAG|A/c/dA cAG|A/c/dA cAG|~E3 GEG|
A2d cAG|A/c/dA cAG|1 A/c/dA cAG|~E3 D3:|2 ~c3 ~d3|ede ~g3||

2nd part is in Dmix.

The Clapton

I like it.

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Nice one, Dow. I like Capercaille’s setting—seems to fit better on fiddle than the one from Dervish. But I don’t have either recording, and I’m already tinkering with bits here and there.

So what or where is the Clapton?

Posted .

I’m assuming it’s Clapton in London. I think Dervish might have given it that name because they associated that jig set with that particular place. I have a feeling they were playing quite a bit in London (most notably Camden) around the time when Boys Of Sligo was recorded. The composer of the jig might have given it a different title originally, but it looks like the Clapton name has stuck.