Francis McDonald’s jig

Also known as Bert McDonald, Bert McDonald’s, Francis ‘Bert’ McDonald, Francis ‘Bert’ McDonald’s, Francis (Bert) McDonald, Francis (Bert) McDonald’s, Francis McDonald.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Francis McDonald's has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Francis McDonald's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d2 c|BDG Bdg|b^ab gdB|cBc ABc|dBe dBG|
BDG Bdg|b^ab gdB|cBc Aaf|g3:|
|:gg/a/b|c'2 a a^ga|b2 g gfg|a2 c cBc|dBe dBg|
caa a^ga|bgg gfg|afd c'fa|g3:|

Three comments

“Francis ‘Bert’ McDonald’s Jig” ~ a composition by the person of the title

This Cape Breton Jig is also played in F Major and can start of low as well ~

|: A,CF Acf | aga fcA | BAB GAB | cBd cAF | ~

B-part, bars 5 & 6 (1 & 2) ~ alternate takes ~ giving you choices 😎

c’aa a^ga | bgg gfg |
caa a^ga | bgg gfg |
caa a^ga | Bgg gfg |
c’aa a^ga | Bgg gfg |

&, of course, you could mirror bars 1 & 2 as they’ve been given in the transcript, the long-short, N2 N ~

c’2 a a^ga | b2 g gfg |
c2 a a^ga | b2 g gfg |
c2 a a^ga | B2 g gfg |
c’2 a a^ga | B2 g gfg |

& combinations of the like… Here are more examples of possibilities ~

c‘2 a a2 c’ | b2 g g2 b |
c2 a aa/a/a | B2 g gg/g/g |
c‘ac’ a^ga | BgB gfg |
c‘ac’ c‘a/b/c’ | bg/a/b g2 g |

c‘2 a c’2 a | b2 g b2 g |
c‘2 a c’ba | b2 g bb/a/g |

Oops! I’d cut those off in the cut-and-paste…