Jiggery Pokerwork jig

Also known as Jiggery Pokery.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jiggery Pokerwork has been added to 3 tune sets.

Jiggery Pokerwork has been added to 95 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Jiggery Pokerwork
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2F GFE|B2c A3|A2B G2B|BAG FGF|
E2F GFE|B2c A3|A2B G2B|BAF E3:|
|:B^AB GEB|^ABG EBA|BGE cGE|dAF gdB|
B^AB GEB|^ABG EBA|=A3 d3|BAF E3:|
X: 2
T: Jiggery Pokerwork
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:E2 F GFE | B2 c A3 | A2 B G2 B | BAG ~F3 |
E2 F GFE | B2 c A3 | A2 B G2 B | BAF E3 :||
|:B_B=B GEB | _B=BG EB_B | BGE cGE | dAF ~g3 |
B_B=B GEB | _B=BG EB_B | A3 dcd | BAF E3 :|

Eight comments

Jiggery Pokerwork

This is a lovely jig written by the English melodeon player John Spiers. It was written as a tribute to the melodeon he started on, and recorded on his album with Jon Boden, ‘Bellow’.

Phrasing

Nice tricksy little tune!

I’ve not heard a recording. Can somebody who has tell me whether the B music is really 2 x (| 5/8 | 7/8 | 6/8 | 6/8 |), rather than 8 x | 6/8 | as written?

(Doesn’t make much difference to a solo perf, I guess, but once somebody is playing chords it does.)

µ

Phrasing

µ - I’d go with keeping the 6/8 all the way through the B part in written form, although John Spiers does accent the last last beat of the first bar as you may have guessed.

BTW the ABC is correct (or at least what I make it vs. the recording on the Bellow CD) but the sheet music attached here seems to be a bit different in the B section for some reason…

Also to add some confusion, John Spiers seems not to be that consistent where A sharps and flats appear through the playing of the B part, so it’s probably open to interpretation (or if you’re playing fiddle, how faffed you are in cooking up that number of B-A#-B progressions…)

- Cap’n.

Tune to go with Jiggery Pokerwork

This great tune, Danbury Hill (Trad) in Em…..

T: Danbury Hill
C: Trad
M:6/8
P:A
"B7"GF|"Em"EGB "Am"c2B|"D7"AFD "G"B2A|"C"GFG "Am"AGF|"Em"EFE "B7"^D^CB,|
"Em"EGB "Am"c2B|"D7"AFD "G"B2A|"C"GFG "B7"AGF|[1"Em"E3 -E:|[2 "Em" E3 -E2
P:B
|:e-|"Em"eE_e EdE|_dEc B3|"B7"BcB A2F|BcB A2F|
"Em"eE_e EdE|_dEc B3|"B7"BcB AGF|"Em"E3 -E2:|

Re: Jiggery Pokerwork

Can one make an A sharp on a D whistle?

Re: Jiggery Pokerwork

A# is the same as Bb (B flat).
If the notation is X = a closed hole, O = an open hole, and – = a half hole, then the two ways of playing A# and Bb on a whistle are:
X–O OOO
or
XOX XXX

Probably better to post this kind of question in discussion: you get a faster response and the information is there for everyone who needs it. That’s how I found out about the cross-fingered A#!
: )

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