Jerry’s Pipe jig

By Jerry Holland

Also known as Jerry Holland’s Pipe, Jerry’s Pipe.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

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Jerry’s Pipe has been added to 12 tune sets.

Jerry's Pipe has been added to 58 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Jerry's Pipe
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:edB AAA|eee efg|edB cAc|BGG Bcd|
edB A3|ABc e2f|gaa age|edB BAA:|
|:eaa eaa|dBd egg|eag f2d|edB Bdd|
eaa eaa|dBd egg|gaa age|edB BAA:|
X: 2
T: Jerry's Pipe
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BAF E2 D|EE/F/G B2 c|dee edB|BAF E2:|
Bee Bee|AF/G/A B2 d|Bed ceA|BAF DF/G/A|
Bee B2 e|AF/G/A B2 c|dee edB|BAF E2:|

Nine comments


I realize it is done to alleviate redundancy but the title of this tune should be Jerry’s Pipe Jig. It’s not a jig named Jerry’s Pipe. It’s a jig for pipes composed by Jerry [Holland]. I admit I’m picking nits.

"Jerry’s Pipe Jig" ~ another composition of Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland

It comes out in the ways Malcombpipe… 😉

I’d say he was ‘remembering’, if imperfectly, rather than necessarily composing. This seems a direct take on one or two old jigs. I’ll leave that to slainte or others to bring to the surface. The A-part for sure… But the way may brain works it may take days before I remember what I’m remembering…and it might be seconds…

Possibly another key, though as given here I wouldn’t play it in D but in A Dorian with the c natural ~ or possibly I’m just that familiar with a number of Jerry’s tunes? But, you can’t deny this one has hints of several, a bit of that Frankenstein monster about it, which I have myself been guilty of now and again, if not completely aware of it at the time… 😏 ~ Another possible key?!

X: 2
T: Jerry’s Pipe Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: E Dorian
|: F |\
BAF E3 | B2 B Bcd | BAF GEG | FDD FF/G/A |
BAF E2 D | EE/F/G B2 c | dee edB | BAF E2 :|
|: A |\
Bee Bee | AF/G/A B2 d | Bed ceA | BAF DF/G/A |
Bee B2 e | AF/G/A B2 c | dee edB | BAF E2 :|


I changed it to A Mixolydian. A Dorian is another good possibility but C naturals aren’t very "pipe" friendly… though they are fun to play on pipes.

RIght you are malcombpiper… Despite its similarities, it is still a good tune…

~ the resolution on the A in your transcription…

Re: Jerry’s Pipe

Confusing - This is NOT Jerry’s Jig but Jerry’s Pipe Jig.
Pity I really need to get the notes for Jerry’s Jig