The Shetland Two Step jig

Also known as Ronald Cooper, Ronald Cooper’s, Ronald Cooper’s Two Step, Ronald Cooper’s Two-Step, The Shetland Two Step, Shetland Two-Step, The Shetland Two-Step.

The Shetland Two Step has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Shetland Two Step has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Shetland Two Step
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E3|:A3 E2A|c3 A2c|e^de fec|e3 edc|B3 F2B|d3 B3|
b2a g2f|efe dcB|A3 E2A|c3 A2c|e^de fec|e3 edc|
B2c d2e|f2a g2f|efe dcB|[1Afe dcB:|[2A3 A3||
K: D
|:DFA d2e|f2d A2F|DFA def|g2e B3|ccc c2d|e2^d e2f|
gfe dcB|ABA GFE|DFA d2e|f2d A2F|DFA def|g2e B3|
ccc c2d|e2^d e2f|gec ABc|[1d3 d2A:|[2d3 E3||
K: A
A3 E2A|c3 A2c|e^de fec|e3 edc|B3 F2B|d3 B3|
(2ba (2gf|(2ed (2cB|A3 E2A|c3 A2c|e^de fec|e3 edc|
B2c d2e|f2a g2f|efe dcB|A3 ^A3|
K: G
|:B3 G3|D3 B,3|G,B,D GAB|c2A E3|c3 A3|E3 C3|
A,^CE A2G|FAF D2^A|BdB GBG|DGD B,DB,|G,B,D GAB|c2A E3|
FFF F2G|A2^G A2B|cAF DEF|[1G3 ^A3:|[2G3||

Four comments

This is not so much a jig (hence the 16 bar sections) as a two step for dances such as the Britannia Two Step or Military Two Step, hence the alternative and more common name: The Shetland Two Step.
It was written by Shetlander Frank Jamieson.
In practice after the part in G you would go back to the part in A to finish.

By the way, this transcription is from the playing of Amy Geddes.

Ronald Cooper Jig

I really love playing this tune, its a great one for the box, and when I eventually learnt it I felt great satisfaction.

I was told that the tune was called Ronald Cooper, but the dance devised by Dixie Ingram to the tune was called the Shetland Two Step, and this is how we have the confusion of names.