Each Little Thing jig

Also known as Diarmuid’s March.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Each Little Thing has been added to 2 tune sets.

Each Little Thing has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Each Little Thing
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B, | C>EF GB2- | B2E F>GB | ce2- e2f | e>dc B3- |
B2c B>GF | G3-G2 B, | C>EF GB2- | B2E F>GB |
ce2- e2f | e>dc B3- | B2G F>EE | E3-E2 :|
b | g>fe g2 g- | g2b g>fe | [B3e3-] e2B | c>eg f3- |
f2g f>eB | c e2- e2f | e>dc B e2- | e2c B>GF |
G3- G2B | G>FE CF2- | F2G F>EE | E3-E2 :|
X: 2
T: Each Little Thing
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A, | B,>DE FA2- | A2D E>FA | Bd2- d2e | d>cB A3- |
A2B A>FE | F3-F2 A, | B,>DE FA2- | A2D E>FA |
Bd2- d2e | d>cB A3- | A2F E>DD | D3-D2 :|
a | f>ed f2 f- | f2a f>ed | [A3d3]- d2A | B>df e3- |
e2f e>dA | B d2- d2e | d>cB A d2- | d2B A>FE |
F3- F2A | F>ED B,E2- | E2F E>DD | D3-D2 :|
X: 3
T: Each Little Thing
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
"E"B, | C>E"B7"F G"E"B2- | B2E F>GB | "A"ce2- e2f | e>dc "E/G#"B3- |
B2c "B7"B>GF | "E"G3-G2 B, | C>"B7"EF G"E"B2- | B2E F>GB |
"A"ce2- e2f | e>dc "E"B3- | B2G "B7"F>EE "E"E3-E2 :|
b | g>"B7"fe g2 "E"g- | g2b g>"B7"fe | "C#m"[B3e3-] e2B | c>eg "B7"f3- |
f2g f>eB | "A"c e2- e2f | e>dc B "E"e2- | e2c B>GF |
"C#m"G3- G2B | G>FE "B7"C F2- | F2"E"G "B7"F>EE | "E"E3-E2 :|
X: 4
T: Each Little Thing
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
"E"B, | C>E"B7"F G"E"B2- | B2E F>GB | "A"ce2- e2f | e>dc "E/G#"B3- |
B2c "B7"B>GF | "E"G3-G2 B, | C>"B7"EF G"E"B2- | B2E F>GB |
"A"ce2- e2f | e>dc "E"B3- | B2G "B7"F>EE "E"E3-E2 :|
b | g>"B7"fe g2 "E"g- | g2b g>"B7"fe | "C#m"[B3e3-] e2B | c>eg "B7"f3- |
f2g f>eB | "A"c e2- e2f | e>dc B "E"e2- | e2c B>GF |
"C#m"G3- G2B | G>FE "B7"C F2- | F2"E"G "B7"F>EE | "E"E3-E2 | b | g>"B7"fe g2 "E"g- | g2b g>"B7"fe | "C#m"[B3e3-] e2B | c>eg "B7"f3- |
f2g f>eB | "A"c e2- e2f | e>dc B "E"e2- | e2c B>GF |
"C#m"G3- G2B | G>FE "B7"C F2- | F2"E"G "B7"F>EE | "no chord"z8 | "E"E3-E2 |
X: 5
T: Each Little Thing
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B, C>EF |GB2-B2E F>GB| ce2- e2f e>dc |B3-B2c B>GF| G3-G2 B, C>EF|
GB2-B2E F>GB |ce2- e2f e>dc| B3-B2G F>EE| E3-E2 :|
b g>fe| g g2-g2b g>fe| e3- e2B c>eg |f3-f2g f>eB| c e2- e2f e>dc|
B e2-e2c B>GF| G3- G2B G>FE| CF2-F2G F>EE |E3-E2 :|
X: 6
T: Each Little Thing
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,| B,>DE |FA2- | A2D | E>FA| Bd2- | d2e | d>cB |A3- |
A2B | A>FE| F3- | F2 A, | B,>DE|FA2- | A2D | E>FA |
Bd2- | d2e | d>cB| A3 | -A2F | E>DD| D3 | -D2 :|
a| f>ed| f3 | -f2a | f>ed| d3 | - d2A | B>df |e3 |
-e2f | e>dA| B d2 | - d2e | d>cB|A d2 | -d2B | A>FE|
F3 | - F2A | F>ED| B,E2 | -E2F | E>DD |D3 | -D2 :|

Twenty-two comments

A delightful easy-going tune which appears on Sharon Shannon’s CD of the same name. I believe it was written by Stephen Cooney, who plays guitar with Sharon.

I’ve submitted it in Emaj, which is the key Sharon plays it in on the CD.

Each Little Thingq

I’ve added this (obviously wrong) ‘alternative name’ so that the link to Sharon Shannon’s "Spellbound" CD is picked up !

Each Little Thing

Sharon plays it in E on concertina on the CD, but it falls under the fingers quite easily on fiddle too in that key. However, here it is in D which some may prefer for a session environment.

X: 1
T: Each Little Thing
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Dmaj
A, | B,>DE FA2- | A2D E>FA | Bd2- d2e | d>cB A3- |
A2B A>FE | F3-F2 A, | B,>DE FA2- | A2D E>FA |
Bd2- d2e | d>cB A3- | A2F E>DD | D3-D2 :|
a | f>ed f2 f- | f2a f>ed | [A3d3]- d2A | B>df e3- |
e2f e>dA | B d2- d2e | d>cB A d2- | d2B A>FE |
F3- F2A | F>ED B,E2- | E2F E>DD | D3-D2 :|

Eh !!!

Sharon Shannon plays concertina ?

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Ok , Kenny, button accordion ! Same thing isn’t it? ;-)
My excuse is that I’d just come out of testing the abc was OK in Concertina.net !

Turn your binoculars the other way round domnull…

Gutar Accompaniment

Hi - this is my first comment on the site - I love this place!

Just wondering what the guitar chords are to accompany this in the Emjr that its played in on the CD?

Chords for ‘Each little thing’

Ferrise
I don’t have chords to hand, as I transcribed this by ear from the CD. There are members here who would be far more adept than I am at jotting down some chord ideas for this tune.

I’m hoping to play it at our local weekly gathering on Wednesday so I’ll get one of the guitarists to give me some pointers.

Diarmuid’s March

There is nothing wrong with this name for the tune. If you put the "Each Little Thing" CD into Windows Media Player this is the name that comes up. Is it possible that that is what Steve Cooney named it?

The Chords - In E

Well I play in DADGAD so bear that in mind with the chords given. I am capoed on the second fret so am playing D shapes but have displayed the chords below in the key of E.

X: 1
T: Each Little Thing
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
Z: "domnull"
Z: chords by Alistair Cassidy
K: Emaj
"E"B, | C>E"B7"F G"E"B2- | B2E F>GB | "A"ce2- e2f | e>dc "E/G#"B3- |
B2c "B7"B>GF | "E"G3-G2 B, | C>"B7"EF G"E"B2- | B2E F>GB |
"A"ce2- e2f | e>dc "E"B3- | B2G "B7"F>EE "E"E3-E2 :|
b | g>"B7"fe g2 "E"g- | g2b g>"B7"fe | "C#m"[B3e3-] e2B | c>eg "B7"f3- |
f2g f>eB | "A"c e2- e2f | e>dc B "E"e2- | e2c B>GF |
"C#m"G3- G2B | G>FE "B7"C F2- | F2"E"G "B7"F>EE | "E"E3-E2 :|

The B7 chords a lot of the time are just really runs to match the tune running down the D string 6-4-2 (or including the capo 4-2-0). They are not really meant as full chords.

BTW If you go on to become a famous musician and make fortunes out of this arrangement I want my cut!!!!

P.S. Listen to the Midi of my arrangement - it is hilarious, particualarly the pause it throws in before the second part!

Surely this is a march

Listening to the track on the CD I would say this was a march and not a jig - a slow 6/8 march.

No cause for alarm

NC
My comment about the "obviously wrong" alternative title referred to someone who had listed this tune as "Each Little Thingq" (sic) in the track listing for the CD "Spellbound".

Jeremy or someone has thankfully corrected the title by removing the rogue "q"

D

ps thanks for the chord ideas

Try this then!

X: 1
T: Each Little Thing
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: march
Z: "domnull"
Z: chords and additional stupidness by Alistair Cassidy
K: Emaj
"E"B, | C>E"B7"F G"E"B2- | B2E F>GB | "A"ce2- e2f | e>dc "E/G#"B3- |
B2c "B7"B>GF | "E"G3-G2 B, | C>"B7"EF G"E"B2- | B2E F>GB |
"A"ce2- e2f | e>dc "E"B3- | B2G "B7"F>EE "E"E3-E2 :|
b | g>"B7"fe g2 "E"g- | g2b g>"B7"fe | "C#m"[B3e3-] e2B | c>eg "B7"f3- |
f2g f>eB | "A"c e2- e2f | e>dc B "E"e2- | e2c B>GF |
"C#m"G3- G2B | G>FE "B7"C F2- | F2"E"G "B7"F>EE | "E"E3-E2 | b | g>"B7"fe g2 "E"g- | g2b g>"B7"fe | "C#m"[B3e3-] e2B | c>eg "B7"f3- |
f2g f>eB | "A"c e2- e2f | e>dc B "E"e2- | e2c B>GF |
"C#m"G3- G2B | G>FE "B7"C F2- | F2"E"G "B7"F>EE | "no chord"z8 | "E"E3-E2 |
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Ah Domhnall, I see what you mean.

P.S. Does anyone know how to shut up that chord thing once it has started for, say, 1 bar! :-)

Sorry!

Sorry I meant domnull - a thousand apologies!

Each Little Thing in 12/8

I love this tune so much but I couldn’t make sense of the notation until I tried it in 12/8 time. It seems more elegant and simpler this way. Let me know.
Jansen Wendell
X: 1
T: Each Little Thing (Diarmuid’s March)
C: Stephen Cooney
R: jig
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K:Emaj
|:B,C>EF|G<B-B6 EF>G B|c<e-e6 fe> dc|B4-B4 cB>G F|!G4-G4 B,C>EF|G<B-B6 EF>G B|c<e-e6 fe> dc|B4-B4G F>EE|E4-E4:|!
|:bg>fe|g4-g4 bg>fe|e4-e4Bc>eg|f4-f4gf>eB|
c<e-e6fe>dc|!B<e-e6cB>GF|G4-G4BG>FE|C<F-F6GF>EE|E4-E4:|

Re: Each Little Thing

I heard it as 3/4. To me, there’s an slow underlying 1 - 2 - 3 beat. Not a waltz, of course. It never occurred to me it could be a march but I can see the logic now.

Each Little Thing, X:5

The previous settings have the bar lines in the wrong place - they go where the chords go, on the strong beat. So it is not a jig but a slow march in 3/4 time. I have kept it in 9/8 because that seems to give the swing better (I did try to make it 3/4 - aagh!). It is of course NOT a slip jig either - just another one of those "airs".

Re: Each Little Thing

The time should be "M:9/8", won’t let me change it here. And I don’t know what those slur lines are doing, I didn’t put them there!

Re: Each Little Thing

Thank you BelindaH! It all makes much more sense with the time signature corrected to 9/8. The slur lines are put there by abc to indicate the joined notes shown in the notation. The other option is to show it as a waltz which is kind of how Sharon Shannon plays it.

Re: Each Little Thing

Just for the sake of arguement here it is a a waltz: same notes just changed to 3/4 and set the basic note length to a crotchet. Oh, and added in more bar lines. You end up with 48 bars overall this way.

T: Each Little Thing
C:Stephen Cooney
P:Waltz
R:waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
K: Emaj
B,| C>EF |GB2- | B2E | F>GB| ce2- | e2f | e>dc |B3- |
B2c | B>GF| G3- | G2 B, | C>EF|GB2- | B2E | F>GB |
ce2- | e2f | e>dc| B3 | -B2G | F>EE| E3 | -E2 :|
b| g>fe| g3 | -g2b | g>fe| e3 | - e2B | c>eg |f3 |
-f2g | f>eB| c e2 | - e2f | e>dc|B e2 | -e2c | B>GF|
G3 | - G2B | G>FE| CF2 | -F2G | F>EE |E3 | -E2 :|

Each Little Thing, X:6 - As a waltz!

I have done anything clever. I heard this tune as a waltz and it helps me to learn it as a waltz even if, strictly, it’s not.
I’ve taken Felefeber’s version in E, transposed it down to D to play it in a session, and pasted into the Session.