The Jackets Green barndance

Also known as The Jackets Green March, MacAlpine’s Fusiliers, McAlpine’s Fusiliers.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Jackets Green has been added to 1 tune set.

The Jackets Green has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Jackets Green
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 |: d2dc B2AF | E>FED B,2DE | F2F2 E2E2 | D6 A2 |
A2F2 A2Bc | d3c B3A | BcBA FEFA | B6 A2 |
A2F2 A2Bc | d3c B3A | BcBA FEFA | B6 c2 |
d2dc B2AF | E>FED B,2DE | F2F2 E2E2 | D6 A2 :|
# Added by jakep .
X: 2
T: The Jackets Green
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g2 gf e2 dB | A>B AG E2 GA | B2 G/A/B A3 G | G6 Bc |
d2 B2 d2 ef | g2 gf e2 ed | e>f ed B^A Bd | e6 d^c |
d2 B2 d2 d/e/f | g3 f e3 d | ef ed B2 G/B/d | e6 f2 |
g3 f e2 dB | A3 G E2 GA | B>^A BG E2 D<F | G6 :|
X: 3
T: The Jackets Green
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g3 f e2 dB | A2 G2 E2 GA |B2 BG A2 A2 | G6 B2 |
d3 B d2 ef |g3 f e2 d2 |e3/2f/ ed BA Bd | e6 B2 |
d3 B d2 ef |g3 f e2 d2 |e3/2f/ ed BA Bd | e6 ef |
ga gf e2 dB |A3/2B/ AG E2 GA | B2 BG A2 A2 |G6 :|
X: 4
T: The Jackets Green
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g3 f e2 dB | A2 G2 E2 GA | B2 BG A2 A2 | G6 B2 |
d3 B d2 ef | g3 f e2 d2 | e>f ed BA Bd | e6 B2 |
d3 B d2 ef | g3 f e2 d2 | e>f ed BA Bd | e6 ef |
ga gf e2 dB | A>B AG E2 GA | B2 BG A2 A2 | G6 :|
X: 5
T: The Jackets Green
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ef||g3f e2dB|A3G E2GA|B3B A3A|G6 d2|
d3B d2ef|g3f e3d|efed BABd|e6 d2|
d3B d2ef|g3f e3d|efed BABd|e4 edef|
g3f e2dB|A3G E2GA|B3B A3A|G8||
X: 6
T: The Jackets Green
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: c2cB A2GE | D>EDC A,2CD | E2E2 D2D2 | C6 G2|
G2E2 G2AB | c3B A3G | ABAG EDEG | A6 G2 |
G2E2 G2AB | c3B A3G | ABAG EDEG | A6 G2 |
c2cB A2GE |D>EDC A,2CD | E2E2 D2D2 | C6 G2 :|

Twelve comments

The Jackets Green

This is a march, not a barndance
From the playing of the Liverpool Ceili Band, who play it once in C, and then play it again in D.

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“The Jackets Green March” ~ also played in G Major

Nice one jakep, good to see this added. It’s a great march… I’m surprised I hadn’t added it previously… :-/

Barndance ~ a reasonable category for 4/4 marches

‘Barndance’ is a good category for it, marches coming in so many different time signatures and there being no seperate category for them here. Marches are used for dance too, dances that are in the same style as barndances / schottisches / Germans…

“The Jackets Green March” ~ a take in G with other possibilities

X: 2
T: Jackets Green, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Gmaj
|: d/e/f |\
g2 gf e2 dB | A>B AG E2 GA | B2 G/A/B A3 G | G6 Bc |
d2 B2 d2 ef | g2 gf e2 ed | e>f ed B^A Bd | e6 d^c |
d2 B2 d2 d/e/f | g3 f e3 d | ef ed B2 G/B/d | e6 f2 |
g3 f e2 dB | A3 G E2 GA | B>^A BG E2 D<F | G6 :|

It has been a regular practice for a march to be played in a set where the only change is switching keys, between D & G being very common… It can go either way and can return on itself as well, for example starting by plying it in D a few times, then making the switch to G, and them back to D again ~ just one possibility…

“The Jackets Green March” ~ another take in G from the late Mick Clancy

The following ABCs has been very slightly edited to make it easier to compare it to the two previous transcriptions…

X: 3
T: Jackets Green
C: Traditional
O: Mick Clancy
A: North Leitrim
Q: 120
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: ef |\
g3 f e2 dB | A2 G2 E2 GA |B2 BG A2 A2 | G6 B2 |
d3 B d2 ef |g3 f e2 d2 |e3/2f/ ed BA Bd | e6 B2 |
d3 B d2 ef |g3 f e2 d2 |e3/2f/ ed BA Bd | e6 ef |
ga gf e2 dB |A3/2B/ AG E2 GA | B2 BG A2 A2 |G6 :|

Source:
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/mirror/homepage.eircom.net/collection.abc

These tunes are those I learned from the late Mick Clancy who held music classes in Manorhamilton in the 1970s/80s. Mick spent a great deal of his later years collecting tunes which he learned at sessions or heard recorded. He was especially interested in reels of which he had over a thousand noted down.

This collection is now I believe in the possession of the Coleman Heritage Centre of Irish Music in Gurteen, Co. Sligo.

The Coleman Irish Music Centre
http://www.colemanirishmusic.com/

This file is orginally from:

~ www.manorhamilton.net/ ~ audio/collection.abc

c: This is no longer a live site…

“Jackets Green” ~ Mick Clancy, Sorry, I’d cut & pasted the wrong trnscript

X: 3
T: Jackets Green
C: Traditional
O: Mick Clancy
A: North Leitrim
Q: 120
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: ef |\
g3 f e2 dB | A2 G2 E2 GA | B2 BG A2 A2 | G6 B2 |
d3 B d2 ef | g3 f e2 d2 | e>f ed BA Bd | e6 B2 |
d3 B d2 ef | g3 f e2 d2 | e>f ed BA Bd | e6 ef |
ga gf e2 dB | A>B AG E2 GA | B2 BG A2 A2 | G6 :|

“Jackets Green” ~ Fiddler’s Companion, Andrew Kuntz

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/JA_JACKS.htm

JACKETS GREEN, THE. Irish, Air and March (2/4 time). G Major (Mulvihill): D Major (Miller & Perron). Standard tuning. One part. Words to the song were written by Michael Scanlon (1836-1900), who also wrote "Bold Fenian men" and "Limerick is beautiful."
***
Oh Ireland! Sad is thy lonely soul, and loud beats the winter sea,
But sadder and higher the wild waves roll from the hearts that break for thee.
Yet grief shall come to our heartless foes, and their thrones in the dust be seen,
But Irish maids love none but those who wear the jackets green.
***
Sources for notated versions: Liverpool Ceili Band & Liam Greenall (Liverpool, England) [Mulvihill]; Mary O’Hara [Miller & Perron]. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; pg. 141. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 4, pg. 103. Tradition TLP-1024, Mary O’Hara – “Songs of Ireland” (1958).

Mcalpine`s Fusiliers, X:5

When I was learning a few months ago I asked my teacher about this tune, he wrote out a version for me, and I did my best putting it into ABC, everything sounds right on the midi player so hopefully I did it justice.

Re: The Jackets Green

After I changed the key signature (it still sounds the same), moved the bar lines and edited the note values of ShaneT’s version above, it now looks like this:
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
ef||g3f e2dB|A3G E2GA|B3B A3A|G6 d2|
d3B d2ef|g3f e3d|efed BABd|e6 d2|
d3B d2ef|g3f e3d|efed BABd|e4 edef|
g3f e2dB|A3G E2GA|B3B A3A|G8||

Not too different from X:3.

Re: The Jackets Green

Updated the setting to reflect Jeff`s edits.
Thanks for that Jeff, that’s much better.

The Jackets Green, X:6

Luke Kelly’s version for McAlpine’s Fusiliers