Greensleeves jig

Also known as Bacca Pipes, Green Sleeves, Greensleeves & Yellow Lace, Little Bogtrotter.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Greensleeves has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Greensleeves
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:AB|c2 c cde|dGG GAB|cAA ABc|BEE EAB|
c2 c cde|dGG GAB|cAA BcB|A3 A:|
|:ce|g2 g gfe|dGG G2 d|a2 a aba|gee eef|
gag gfe|dGG GAB|cAA BcB|A3 A:|
X: 2
T: Greensleeves
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|: A | B2B B>cd | cAF F>GA | B2B G>AB | A>G^F/^E/ D2A | B2B B>cd | cAF F>GA | B>AG A2^F | G3 G :||
|: ^e | f2f f>ed | cAF F2f | gab a2g | fdd d2^e | f2f f>ed | cAF F2A | B>AG A2^F | G3 G :||
# Added by hetty .
X: 3
T: Greensleeves
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: c3 B2 c | d2 B G3 | cdc A2 c | B2 G E3 |
c2 B c2 e | d2 B G2 B | c2 A B2 G | A3 A3 :|
|: g3 g2 e | d2 B B3 | g3 g2 g | a2 g e3 |
efg g2 e | d2 B G2 B | c2 A B2 G | A3 A3 :|
X: 4
T: Greensleeves
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AB | c2c c>de | dBG G>AB | c2A A>Bc | B2^G E2B
c2c c>de | dBG G>AB | c>BA B^G2 | A3 z :|
|: ef | g2g g>fe | d>BG G2g | a2b c'ba | g>ee e2f
g2g g>fe | d>BG GAB | c>BA B^G2 | A3 z :|

Twelve comments

Canadese in Circassian circle

A friend of mine taught me this jig that we usually play in our country as a basis for the Circassian Circle dance. He also called "Canadese" the set of tunes which includes this tune as 1st one. I look for the true tutle.

Yeah, that’s what I meant. I left schoiol at 27, so I never learnt to count properly.

Greensleeves & Yellow Lace

The tune here has a stronger similarity to "Greensleeves & Y L" than it has to "The Bunch of Roses" The ‘B’ music of this tune makes it different to "Bunch of Roses" sufficiently so in character & feel. This one is certainly un-Irish whereas, to me, the ‘B’ music of "Bunch of Roses" has an Irish feel.

"Greensleeves & Yellow Lace" is found in the Playford Dancing Master collection of 1721. English Courtly dances.

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Greensleeves & Yellow Lace

M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: Jig
K: G min
|: A | B2B B>cd | cAF F>GA | B2B G>AB | A>G^F/^E/ D2A | B2B B>cd | cAF F>GA | B>AG A2^F | G3 G :||
|: ^e | f2f f>ed | cAF F2f | gab a2g | fdd d2^e | f2f f>ed | cAF F2A | B>AG A2^F | G3 G :||

I hope I’ve got the dotted triplets right. e.g. bar 1. B>cd
It is a very stately dance so the speed is steady and with plenty of emphasis on the dotted quavers in some of the triplets.

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Greensleeves by O’Neill n.209

Thanks to hetty I found the same tune in "O’Neill: The Dance music of Ireland (1001 gems)" n.209. The first name is "Greensleeves" (and sounds very near to the famous air, but in 6/8 jig). O’Neill also calls it "Little bogtrotter" as you can find in the index book.

A Morris take

Here’s a Morris take:
X:1
T:Bacca Pipes
R:Jig
C:
S:Bacon (MDT)
N:
A:Bampton
O:English
P:A.(AB)2.A
M:6/8
K:ADor
%P:A/2.(AB)$^2$.A
P:A
|: c3 B2 c | d2 B G3 | cdc A2 c | B2 G E3 |
c2 B c2 e | d2 B G2 B | c2 A B2 G | A3 A3 :|
P:B
|: g3 g2 e | d2 B B3 | g3 g2 g | a2 g e3 |
efg g2 e | d2 B G2 B | c2 A B2 G | A3 A3 :|

Another take

X:1
T: Greensleeves
O: trad.
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K:ADor
AB | c2c c>de | dBG G>AB | c2A A>Bc | B2^G E2B
c2c c>de | dBG G>AB | c>BA B^G2 | A3 z :|
|: ef | g2g g>fe | d>BG G2g | a2b c’ba | g>ee e2f
g2g g>fe | d>BG GAB | c>BA B^G2 | A3 z :|