The Spy jig

Also known as All For Piers, Jump At The Sun.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Spy has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Spy has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Spy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB eBB | BcA G2 F |
EGB ^A2 B | EGB ^A2 B | eBB eBB | G2 F E3 :|
|: eBe gfe | fdf agf | eBe gfe | fBB c2 B |
eBe gfe | fdf agf | BeB cBA | G2 F E3 :|
X: 2
T: The Spy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
D>FA ^G2A|D>FA ^G2A|dAA dAA|~B2G FGE|
D>FA ^G2A|D>FA ^G2A|dAA BAG|FGE D2A:|
|:d2 d2 ef|e3 gfe|d2d2ef|e3 ABA|
dAA d ef|e3 gfe|dAA BAG|FGE D2A:|

Six comments

The spy jig.

Heard this one around sessions in Cork 2000., Know no more than that really, I think its pretty much as I picked it up by ear, but…
Great little tune, always raises a smile! Not sure of its provenance, anyone know a bit more?
My first attempt at ABC with a little help and correction from a friend.

The first phrase sounds like part of a TV show theme song… Fun tune though

Spy Jig

I’ve also heard this tune go by the name "Jump at the Sun".

Another name

I think Amckay is talking about the composition by Dierdre Wood called "All for Peers" in Celtic Spring’s "Jump at the Sun" set on Cornerstone.

X:1
T:All for Piers
C:Deirdre Wood
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:Dmin
D>FA ^G2A|D>FA ^G2A|dAA dAA|~B2G FGE|
D>FA ^G2A|D>FA ^G2A|dAA BAG|FGE D2A:|
|:d2 d2 ef|e3 gfe|d2d2ef|e3 ABA|
dAA d ef|e3 gfe|dAA BAG|FGE D2A:|

This is quite bare bones, though. The G# is slid up to, and the B part has some variations, though it has this neat 3-feel in contrast to the 6/8 of the A part.

Wait, I’m wrong…

I did a double take on the set list… it’s "Jump at the Sun". I don’t recant the variation, though ;)

Btw, There’s another post of this already…
https://thesession.org/tunes/736