Little Jack’s jig

Also known as Jack MacDonald’s, Little Jack MacDonald’s.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Little Jack’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Little Jack's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Little Jack's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |GFG B2 A | GBd e2 d | g2 e d2 G | F<AG FED |
GG/G/G E2 D | GBd dB/c/d | gdg b2 a | g3 g2 :|
|: e |dBd gbg | ece a2 g | f<af def | g<bg d2 e |
dB/c/d g2 f | ec/d/e a2 g | fed c'2 f | g3- g2 :|
X: 2
T: Little Jack's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |GFG A2 F | GBd d^cd | g2 e d2 G | FAG AFD |
GFG AGF | GBd d^cd | gdg b2 a | g3 g2 :|
|: e |dBd g2 f | ece a2 g | faf d2 a | gbg d2 e |
dBd g2 d | ece a2 e | fed c’fa | g3 g2 :|
X: 3
T: Little Jack's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|GFG AGF | GBd def | g2 e d2 G | FAG FED |
|GFG AGF | GBd def | gfg dba | g2g2 :|
dBd gbg | ece a2 g | faf def | gfg bgd|
dBd gbg | ece a2 g | faf def | g2g2:|

Two comments

“Little Jack’s” ~ attributed to Ontario fiddler “Little” Jack MacDonald

~ but not necessarily as a composition of his. I’d like to know more… Also, there are a few ways with this tune, as it has travelled and been handled by many different musicians. I’ve worked in some of those in the transcription given, for example, bars 1 & 5 of the A-part, which can be mirrors or each other, options being ~
| GFG B2 A | ~ or ~ | GFG E2 D | ~ or ~ | GG/G/G B2 A | ~ or ~ | GG/G/G E2 D | ~ or
~ see the following for more possibilities, simplified ~

K: G Major
|: D |
GFG A2 F | GBd d^cd | g2 e d2 G | FAG AFD |
GFG AGF | GBd d^cd | gdg b2 a | g3 g2 :|
|: e |
dBd g2 f | ece a2 g | faf d2 a | gbg d2 e |
dBd g2 d | ece a2 e | fed c’fa | g3 g2 :|

Little Jack’s, X:3

Hopefully a bit closer to the setting from Natalie McMaster’s version.