Follow Her Over The Border slip jig

Also known as A Jaunting Car For Six.

Follow Her Over The Border has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Follow Her Over The Border
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ABA F2 D F2 d | ABA FGA Bcd |\
ABA F2 D FAd | EFE E2 F G2 B :|
|: Add dcB AFD | A2 d dcB A>FG |\
A2 d dcB A2 D | EFE E2 F G>AB :|
X: 2
T: Follow Her Over The Border
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ABA F2 D F2 d | ABA F2 A Bcd |\
ABA F2 D F2 A | EFE E2 F GAB :|
|: A2 d dcB A2 F | A2 d dcB A3 |\
A2 d dcB A2 D | EFE E2 F G3 :|
X: 3
T: Follow Her Over The Border
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: e | d2B BGB BGB | d2B BGB d2g | d2B BGB BGB | c2A ABA c2:|
: e | dBB gBB dBB | dBB gBB d2e | dBB gBB dBB | c2A ABA c2:||
X: 4
T: Follow Her Over The Border
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: e |ded B2 G B2 g | ded B2 d efg |\
ded B2 G B2 d | ABA A2 B c2 :|
|: e |d2 g gfe d2 B | d2 g gfe d2 g |\
dgg g2 e d2 G | A2 A A2 B c2 :|

Seven comments

“Follow Her Over The Border” ~ another D to d tune

Discussion: What One Octave Tunes in D exist?
# Posted on September 19th 2007 by Sarah the Flute
https://thesession.org/discussions/15202

Like previous offerings, this too has family. Who will be first to add a link here? This time I’m purposely holding back… 8-)

This tune can also be played quite comfortably further up, in G & A. Here it is again in a barer take of the tune ~

X: 2
T: Follow Her Over The Border
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Dmaj
|: ABA F2 D F2 d | ABA F2 A Bcd |
ABA F2 D F2 A | EFE E2 F GAB :|
|: A2 d dcB A2 F | A2 d dcB A3 |
A2 d dcB A2 D | EFE E2 F G3 :|

Family

I would guess that this one’s more famous relative would be Drops of Brandy. Daddy slip jig must have been a promiscuous type. ;-)

Very good, I knew I could count on yuh…

“Drops Of Brandy” ~ chicken or the egg, and does popularity date a thing?

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on November 21st 2001 by Jdharv.
https://thesession.org/tunes/388

~ or immaculate conception?

E-minor version

Here’s the version from the Joshua Jackson manuscripts - and, no, we’re not related :-) . He has it in E-minor which I think gives it a quite different feel.

X: 3
T: Follow her o’er the border
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Eminor
|: e | d2B BGB BGB | d2B BGB d2g | d2B BGB BGB | c2A ABA c2:|
: e | dBB gBB dBB | dBB gBB d2e | dBB gBB dBB | c2A ABA c2:||

Nice one Andy, give Joshua my best… ;-)

Same name, different tune

The ‘Jackson’ tune is the usual one of this title, it’s Scottish and older than JJ, and the version transcribed is in G, not E minor. It’s in F in most (or all?) earlier sources, and I would say it’s a different tune from the headline one here, even though they share the same harmonic foundation, which is actually NOT QUITE the same as that of Drops of Brandy, which moves to the supertonic chord for the 3rd beat of bar 2 whereas these stay on the tonic.