Rippling Water jig

Also known as The Rippling Water.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Rippling Water has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Rippling Water
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f/g/|a2 d f2 d|fad f2 d|Ace gfe|dfb a2 f/g/|
a2 d fdd|fad f>ed|Ace gfe|dd/d/d d2:|
K: Gmaj
|:g-|g>fa gfe|d^ce dBG|cAF D2 e/f/|edB G3|
gf/g/a gfe|d^ce d3|f>ed cBA|G3 G2:|
2
X: 2
T: Rippling Water
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:f|g2 g gfe|dBd edB|DFA cBA|GAB def|
g2 g gfe|dBd e2 B|DFA c2 A|GAG G2:|
K: DMaj
|:d|afd fdA|Adf a2 f|Ace g2 e|dd/e/f a2 f|
afd f2 d|Adf afd|gag f2 e|1 dec B2:|2 ded d2||
3
X: 3
T: Rippling Water
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
g|agb agf|e^df ecA|dBG E2 e|fec A2 e|
agb agf|e^df ecA|dBG EFG|A3 A2 g|
agb agf|e^df ecA|dBG E2 e|fec A2 e|
agb agf|e^df ece|gfe dcB|A3 A2||
K: EMaj
e|bee g/a/ge|bee g/a/ge|Bdf agf|efg bee|
bge gfe|gfe bge|Bdf agf|eee e2 e|
g/a/ge g/a/ge|g/a/ge g/a/ge|Bdf agf|efg b2 e
g/a/ge g/a/ge|g/a/ge g/a/ge|Bdf agf|eee ef||
4
X: 4
T: Rippling Water
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
f|gfa gfe|d^ce dBG|cAF D2 d|edB G2 d|
gfa gfe|d^ce dBG|cAF DEF|G3 G2 f|
gfa gfe|d^ce dBG|cAF D2 d|edB G2 d|
gfa gfe|d^ce dBd|fed cBA|G3 G2||
K: DMaj
d|add f/g/fd|add f/g/fd|Ace gfe|def a>dd|
afd fed|fed afd|Ace gfe|ddd d2 d|
f/g/fd f/g/fd|f/g/fd f/g/fd|Ace gfe|def a2 d|
f/g/fd f/g/fd|f/g/fd f/g/fd|Ace gfe|ddd de||

Three comments

"The Rippling Water Jig" ~ AABB or BBAA or ~

There are many different ways with this tune, and it can begin with the A-part given here, or the B-part, and some folks will argue one way or the other. The varieties out there I suppose speak for its history, which inludes it finding its way into Old Time competitions. I’ve a few transcripts floating about and have seen others online. At ‘The Fiddler’s Companion" they have it the other way round. A slightly different transcript from that I’ve given below will be found on the site ~

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/RI_RJ.htm

T: Rippling Water
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: G Major
|: f |
g2 g gfe | dBd edB | DFA cBA | GAB def |
g2 g gfe | dBd e2 B | DFA c2 A | GAG G2 :|
K: D Major
|: d |
afd fdA | Adf a2 f | Ace g2 e | dd/e/f a2 f |
afd f2 d | Adf afd | gag f2 e |1 dec B2 :|2 ded d2 ||

"The Rippling Water Jig" ~ G & D or A & E

I’m feeling like I could use a nice hectic escape like A & E ~

X: 1
T: The Rippling Water Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: A Major
g |
agb agf | e^df ecA | dBG E2 e | fec A2 e |
agb agf | e^df ecA | dBG EFG | A3 A2 g |
agb agf | e^df ecA | dBG E2 e | fec A2 e |
agb agf | e^df ece | gfe dcB | A3 A2 ||
K: E Major
e |
bee g/a/ge | bee g/a/ge | Bdf agf | efg bee |
bge gfe | gfe bge | Bdf agf | eee e2 e |
g/a/ge g/a/ge | g/a/ge g/a/ge | Bdf agf | efg b2 e
g/a/ge g/a/ge | g/a/ge g/a/ge | Bdf agf | eee ef ||

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25. Rippling Water Jig - This tune is popular in midwestern Canada. It is usually played with the parts in the opposite order, but I learned it from Joe Pancerzewski, who played them in this order. The second part is quite a workout for your little finger. I usually go to high B rather than A for those trills in the second half of the second part.

& here is that transcript transposed ~

X:2
T: The Rippling Water Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: G Major
f |
gfa gfe | d^ce dBG | cAF D2 d | edB G2 d |
gfa gfe | d^ce dBG | cAF DEF | G3 G2 f |
gfa gfe | d^ce dBG | cAF D2 d | edB G2 d |
gfa gfe | d^ce dBd | fed cBA | G3 G2 ||
K: D Major
d |
add f/g/fd | add f/g/fd | Ace gfe | def a>dd |
afd fed | fed afd | Ace gfe | ddd d2 d |
f/g/fd f/g/fd | f/g/fd f/g/fd | Ace gfe | def a2 d |
f/g/fd f/g/fd | f/g/fd f/g/fd | Ace gfe | ddd de ||

Teddy-boy plays it in…

Another nice jig I learned from the north. I first heard Teddy-Boy Houle, the Metis fiddler and stepdancer from Ebb and Flow, Manitoba, play this in E/A (as opposed to A/E), with the same order of parts, beginning on a high B. Around here and New England, I think the G/D version is most popular.