The Jacks On The Mountain jig

Also known as The Jax On The Mountain.

The Jacks On The Mountain has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Jacks On The Mountain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dBA FED|B,A,B, D2 A,|B,EE EDE|FBB ABc|
dBA FED|B,A,B, D2 A,|B,EE FEF|1 AFD D2 c:|2 AFD D2 E||
|:DFA cde|dBA B2 B|AFE EFE|
[1 DB,A, A,2 E|DFA cde|dBA B2 B|AFE EFE| AFD D2 E:|
[2 DB,A, A,2 G,|A,DD DEF|AFA d2 B|AFE EFE|AFD D2 c||
X: 2
T: The Jacks On The Mountain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ged BAG | EDE G2 D | EAA AGA | Bee def |
ged BAG | EDE G2 D | EAA AGA | dBG G2 :|
GBd fga | ged e2 e | dBA ABA |
[1 BED D2 A | GBd fga | ged e2 e | dBA ABA | dBG G2 :|
[2 BED D2 C | DGG GAB | dBd g2 e | dBA ABA | dBG G2 |]
X: 3
T: The Jacks On The Mountain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ged B2 A | GED G2 D | EAA A^GA | Bee e2 d |
ged BB/A/G | E^DE G2 =D | EAA EGG | dBA G2 :|
GB/c/d fga | ged B2 e | dBA A^GA | BE^D =D2 E |
[1 GBd f2 a | ged e2 e | dBA A^GA | dBG G2 :|
[2 DGG F/G/AB | dB/c/d g2 e | dBA Adc | B/c/dF G2 |]
X: 4
T: The Jacks On The Mountain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dBA F^EF | B,^A,B, D2 =A, | B,EE E^DE | FBB AA/B/c |
dBA F^EF | B,^A,B, D2 =A, | B,EE F^EF | AF/G/A D2 :|
DF/G/A cde | dB^A B2 B | AFE E^DE |
[1 DB,A, A,2 E | DFA cde | dB^A B2 B | AFE E^DE | AFD D2 :|
[2 DB,A, A,2 G, | A,DD DEF | AF/G/A d2 B | AEE F^EF | AF/G/A D2 |]

Nine comments

Self Composition

This is one of my own jigs which I composed a few months ago. I can’t exactly remember what inspired me to write the tune but the tune title has a mildly humorous story behind it:

"The school religion class went to Croagh Patrick for a pilgrimage last autumn. Three teachers came and one was a flute player, Mr. Price. While walking up the mountain my friend Maurice noticed a ladies and gents toilet facility which was a strange enough site on a mountain side. He said "Look, there’s a Jax* on the mountain!." Mr. Price then said that it would be a good name for a tune and so I decided to give the title to this tune. He also pointed out that it could be a pun on the fact that we were all "Jackeens**".

*A jax is a common Irish word for toilet.
**A jackeen is a person from Dublin.

Last note

Sorry, the last C should be the higher one. I’ve edited the ABC but the sheetmusic won’t change but it’s not a big deal anyway.

The Jacks on the Mountain

A great jig Paddy that also conjures up images of pilgrims half way up Croagh Patrick who might get caught short! The title could also refer to another two musical Jacks (Jack Coen, Galway flute player and our own Jack Gilder) having a tune at these giddy heights to break their climb. Back to the music - the jig melody also has a minor feel here and there so there’s probably some interesting chords to be found; will have to try it on the piano.

Thanks Bannerman! Never knew you played the piano though. Fair play!

Great Jig!

Really like this tune! I either play Boys of Tandernagee or Pat McKenna’s (Em) after it and follow up with Man in the Bog (G).

Great story, too!

“The Jacks On The Mountain” ~ a direct transposition up to G ;-)

~ for those who can manage to hold it longer…

X: 2
T: Jacks On The Mountain, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
N: tranposed up a 4th from D Major
K: Gmaj
|: f |\
ged BAG | EDE G2 D | EAA AGA | Bee def |
ged BAG | EDE G2 D | EAA AGA | dBG G2 :|
|: A |\
GBd fga | ged e2 e | dBA ABA |
[1 BED D2 A | GBd fga | ged e2 e | dBA ABA | dBG G2 :|
[2 BED D2 C | DGG GAB | dBd g2 e | dBA ABA | dBG G2 |]

Me having some fun with it will follow later…

“The Jacks On The Mountain” ~ yes, I like it too, or I wouldn’t let it take me places…

X: 3
T: Jacks On The Mountain, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: d |\
ged B2 A | GED G2 D | EAA A^GA | Bee e2 d |
ged BB/A/G | E^DE G2 =D | EAA EGG | dBA G2 :|
|: D |\
GB/c/d fga | ged B2 e | dBA A^GA | BE^D =D2 E |
[1 GBd f2 a | ged e2 e | dBA A^GA | dBG G2 :|
[2 DGG F/G/AB | dB/c/d g2 e | dBA Adc | B/c/dF G2 |]

It’s still there, honest, the changes are minimal and under its influence…

X: 4
T: Jacks On The Mountain, The
C: Paddy Cummins
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: c |\
dBA F^EF | B,^A,B, D2 =A, | B,EE E^DE | FBB AA/B/c |
dBA F^EF | B,^A,B, D2 =A, | B,EE F^EF | AF/G/A D2 :|
|: E |\
DF/G/A cde | dB^A B2 B | AFE E^DE |
[1 DB,A, A,2 E | DFA cde | dB^A B2 B | AFE E^DE | AFD D2 :|
[2 DB,A, A,2 G, | A,DD DEF | AF/G/A d2 B | AEE F^EF | AF/G/A D2 |]