Rosewood jig

Also known as George Rose Wood Of Aberdeen, The Redwood, Rose Wood, The Rose Wood, The Rosewood.

There are 39 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Charlie Hunter (lots of times), Wallop The Potlid (lots of times), The Cobbler (a few times), Henchey’s Delight (a few times) and Teviot Bridge (a few times).

Rosewood has been added to 10 tune sets.

Rosewood has been added to 104 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Rosewood
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
agf efg|aed cBA|aga cde|
fdB B2g|agf efg|aed cBA|
def Bcd|1 cAG A2g:|2 cAG Aed||
|:cde Ace|fdc dfe|^def Bdf|
gee ebg|agf edc|fed cBA|
def Bcd|1 cAG Aed:|2 cAG A2g||
X: 2
T: Rosewood
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
gfe def|gdc BAG|gfg Bcd|
ecA A2f|gfe def|gdc BAG|
cde ABc|1 BGF G2f:|2 BGF Gdc||
|:Bcd GBd|ecB ced|^cde Ace|
fdd daf|gfe dcB|edc BAG|
cde ABc|1 BGF Gdc:|2 BGF G2f||
X: 3
T: Rosewood
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: g |agf efg | aed cBA | aga cde | fdB B2 g |
agf efg | aed cBA | def Bcd | cAG A2 :|
|: e/d/ |cde Ace | fdc dfe | ^def Bdf | gee ebg |
agf edc | fed cBA | def Bcd | cAG A2 :|
X: 4
T: Rosewood
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: e |agf efg | aed cBA | aga cde | fBB B2 e |
agf efg | aed cBA | def Bed | cAA A2 :|
|: d |cde Ace | fdd def | ^def Bdf | gee efg |
agf edc | fed cBA | def Bed | cAA A2 :|
X: 5
T: Rosewood
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d |gfe dd/e/f | gdc BAG | gfg Bcd | eA^G A2 d |
gg/f/e def | g>dc BAG | cde Adc | BGG G2 :|
|: d/c/ |BB/c/d GBd | ecB c2 e | ^cde Ac/d/e | fd^c d2 f |
gfe dcB | edc BAG | cde Adc | BGG G2 :|
X: 6
T: Rosewood
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: e |g2 e def | gdc BAG | gfg Bcd | eAA A2 e |
gfe def | gdc BAG | Bcd ABc | BGG G2 :|
|: c |Bdd GB/c/d | ecB c2 B | A2 e Ace | fdd def |
gfe dcB | edc BAG | Bcc ABc | BGG G2 :|

Nine comments

Rosewood

I don’t know the origins of this tune but I remember hearing it on a Boys of the Lough Tape many years ago. It was one of my first Irish/Scottish recordings so I learned just about everything off it over the years.

I use this piece during solo shows to start sets of jigs. I incorporate quite a few slurs. I try to play it as smooth as silk. The focus is to make it sound effortless. I let the jigs I randomly pick afterwards have as much personality as they want.

Rosewood

I’ve just had a look at the posting ‘cosits a wellknown tune in the North of England.It is the sametune but the setting is very different.
The version we play up here is from Pat McNulty’s Dance Music of Ireland and it is usually coupled with Snug in a Blanket (Am), Syriacus (which I think is also known as Tripping up Stairs) (D) and Rosewood in A. You can go back round the set with a nice Amajor/Aminor change.

Rose Wood

Composed by James Scott Skinner and called by him "Rose Wood" with the alternative title "George Rose Wood of Aberdeen".

I’ve been playing this one in G, I like the key of A too.

Here it is in G;

X: 1
T: Rosewood
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:Gaj
gfe def|gdc BAG|gfg Bcd|
ecA A2f|gfe def|gdc BAG|
cde ABc|1 BGF G2f:|2 BGF Gdc||
|:Bcd GBd|ecB ced|^cde Ace|
fdd daf|gfe dcB|edc BAG|
cde ABc|1 BGF Gdc:|2 BGF G2f||

It makes more ITM sense this way, the sharp in the 2nd part falls unto the C.
(It wasn’t like Skinner to try to make tunes easy to play anyway! But I hate the liberties he takes with beautifully plain melodies, that chromatic rise of his sounds awful!)

X: 3 = X: 1

~ with a few adjustments…

X: 4

Transcribed from the fiddling of Jim McGuire/Maguire, brother of Sean…

Re: Rosewood X:6

Thanks for X:6, ceol! I really enjoy it, but just can’t resist sharping the C in the third full bar of the B part—gives the tune such a lovely lift, to my ear. :)

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