Jim Anderson’s Delight jig

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jim Anderson’s Delight has been added to 1 tune set.

Jim Anderson's Delight has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Jim Anderson's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g |dGG BAG | d>ef g2 f | eAA efg | a>gf g2 e |
dGG BGG | dd/e/f gfe | d>cB cBA | BGG G2 :|
|: e |d2 g B2 g | def g2 g | eAA ee/f/g | a>gf g2 e |
[1 dgg Bgg | dd/e/f g2 e | d>cB c2 A | BGG G2 :|
[2 dGG BGG | def g2 e | d>cB cBA | BGG G2 |]
X: 2
T: Jim Anderson's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g/e/ |dGG BAG | def gfg | eAA efg | agf gfe |
dGG BAG | def gfe | dcB cBA | BGG G2 :|
|: e |d2 g B2 g | def gfg | eAA efg | agf gfe |
d2 g B2 g | def gfe | dcB cBA | BGG G2 :|
X: 3
T: Jim Anderson's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: a/f/ |eAA cBA | efg aga | fBB fga | bag agf |
e2 A cBA | efg a2 f | edc dcB | cAA A2 :|
|: a/f/ |e2 a c2 a | efg aga | fBB fga | bag a2 f |
[1 e2 a c2 a | efg agf | edc dcB | cAA A2 :|
[2 e2 A cBA | efg agf | e2 c dcB | cAA A2 |]

Eighteen comments

Ronnie Cooper Week finally begins ~ an appreciation of Shetland music

Sorry about the delays, but I had a few requests arrive and questions to answer, other distractions. Now I can begin an appreciation week for Shetland music and in particular for the compositions of Ronnie Cooper.

This tune changed quicker than I could add things. Yes, I had transcribed Will Atkinson’s take on this tune and it was to be included with my own fun with it, which is what you have. That wasn’t my preference, but I didn’t trust something about the Will Atkinson transcription and decided to cut it and check it first, but the conversion to Sheetmusic beat me by seconds. The question was that Will doesn’t play it with a second ending.

“Jim Anderson’s Delight” by Ronnie Cooper, as played by Will Atkinson

Will plays this on a C harmonica, I’m giving it here in G, the tune is also known in A and I’ll follow this with an A transcription. Here’s Will Atkinson’s take:

X: 2
P: Jim Anderson’s Delight
C: Ronnie Cooper
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: G Major
|: g/e/ |
dGG BAG | def gfg | eAA efg | agf gfe |
dGG BAG | def gfe | dcB cBA | BGG G2 :|
|: e |
d2 g B2 g | def gfg | eAA efg | agf gfe |
d2 g B2 g | def gfe | dcB cBA | BGG G2 :|

“Jim Anderson’s Delight” by Ronnie Cooper, in A Major

Will’s only fluctuates from this transcription in not having the second ending, and for contrast I have added a few small variations in this version:

X: 3
P: Jim Anderson’s Delight
C: Ronnie Cooper
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: A Major
|: a/f/ |
eAA cBA | efg aga | fBB fga | bag agf |
e2 A cBA | efg a2 f | edc dcB | cAA A2 :|
|: a/f/ |
e2 a c2 a | efg aga | fBB fga | bag a2 f |
[1 e2 a c2 a | efg agf | edc dcB | cAA A2 :|
[2 e2 A cBA | efg agf | e2 c dcB | cAA A2 |]

Ronnie Cooper, 1934-1982 ~ Shetland’s own ~

~ was self-taught on the piano, piano-accordion, and as a composer of many fine tunes that are still being used as spice to add zest to dance…

http://www.shetland-music.com/
http://www.shetland-music.com/prominent_artists/artists_of_the_past/ronnie_cooper_(1934-1982)/

"Brought up in Lerwick firmly in the tradition of Scottish Dance Music as played by Jimmy Shand and his ilk, Ronald Cooper soon stamped his own indelible impression on the genre with his tunes, composed in the Scottish idiom, but with a unique Shetland flavour."

" ~ Ronnie and Frank Jamieson played their own tunes to the Powrie band during sessions at the Hayfield Hotel. These tunes were soon played throughout Scotland, and five volumes of Ronnie’s compositions soon followed, plus a Hamefarers LP record. The tune books are sadly out of print today, but Ronald Cooper’s reputation as a tune composer of the very highest order in Scottish dance music world is assured for all time. His march Da Headlands, and the reels Millbrae, Peter Davidson and Da Tushkar are probably the best-known, along with the waltzes Ronas Voe and Sunset over Foula."

Other tunes on site by Ronnie Cooper:

"Miss Susan Cooper" / "Cooper’s" ~ reel
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on October 7th 2002 by SPeak.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1018

"The Headlands March"
Key signature: A Major
Submitted on September 5th 2003 by micelfife.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1950

"Da Tushkar" / "Da Tushker" / "Do Tushkar" ~ reel
Key signature: A Major
Submitted on August 29th 2003 by dafydd.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2809

"Scalloway Voe Waltz"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on June 14th 2005 by Dow.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4599

"Millbrae" / "Mill Brae" ~ reel
Key signature: A Major
Submitted on January 4th 2006 by nigelg.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5388

"Mickie Ainsworth" ~ reel
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on May 21st 2007 by TheMuse.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7242

Ronnie Cooper, 1934-1982 ~ composer

"Shetland Music: Ronald Cooper, Volume 1", Shetland Times 1971
"Shetland Music: Ronald Cooper, Volume 2", Shetland Times 1972
"Shetland Music: Ronald Cooper, Volume 3", Shetland Times 1972
"Shetland Music: Ronald Cooper, Volume 4", Shetland Times 1972
"Shetland Music: Ronald Cooper, Volume 5", Shetland Times 1974

Ronnie Cooper & The Shetland Isles ~ some discussions

Discussion: Ronnie Cooper Waltzes
# Posted on May 25th 2007 by Bren
https://thesession.org/discussions/13853

Discussion: Shetland music
# Posted on May 20th 2007 by TheMuse
https://thesession.org/discussions/13777

Discussion: Peerie Willie Johnson ,Shetlands Guitar man passed away on Tuesday
# Posted on May 23rd 2007 by Martin Donohoe
https://thesession.org/discussions/13818

Shetland Swing Guitar-artists & resources
# Posted on October 28th 2002 by kennyT
https://thesession.org/discussions/1024

Discussion: Shetland Fiddling
# Posted on January 15th 2004 by TrowieBurn84
https://thesession.org/discussions/2700

Discussion: Shetland Tunes in Irish Sessions?
https://thesession.org/discussions/1957
# Posted on August 1st 2003 by slainte

Jim Andersons Delight

The tune was written for a barman in the Queens Hotel,Lerwick his catchphrase when asked how we was, was "delighted" and his nickname was "Jimmy Delighted".

Nice addition tirvaluk, appreciated…