Da Full Rigged Ship jig

Also known as Full Rigged Ship, The Full Rigged Ship, The Fully Rigged Ship.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Da New Rigged Ship (lots of times) and The New Rigged Ship (a few times).

Da Full Rigged Ship has been added to 301 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Da Full Rigged Ship
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
e|(e2 a) (aea)|(aea) (aba)|e2 ^f g2 g|(gag) (^f2 d)|
(e2 a) (aea)|(aea) (aba)|g2 e e(dB)|A3 E3:|
(efe) (edB)|(A2 B) c3|B2 G B2 G|(Bcd) E3|
(efe) (edB)|(A2 B) (c2 d)|(efe) (dBG)|1A3 A3:|2 A3 (A2 E)||
(EGE) (EGE)|(EGE) c3|(EGE) (E2 D)|(E2 F) (GEC)|
(EGE) (EGE)|(EGE) (c2 d)|(efe) (dBG)|1A3 (A2 G):|2 A3 A2||
X: 2
T: Da Full Rigged Ship
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:eaa egg eaa b2 a|e2 ^f g2 f eag fed|
eaa egg eaa b2 a|ege {g}edB A3 A3:||
|:efe dBG A2 B c2 A|~B3 ~B3 Bcd E3|
efe dBG A2 B c2 d|efe dBG A3 A3:||
|:~E3 ~E3 ~E3 c3|~E3 E2 D E2 F GEC|
~E3 ~E3 ~E3 c2 d|efe dBG A3 A3:||
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Nine comments

I got this from the Carp Camp homework. I play it after Charlie Hunter’s Jig (posted a few weeks back) and before the New Rigged Ship (will post it later today or tomorrow).

Brent

Da Full Rigged Ship

Here’s another setting, no doubt warped by time, beer, and memory, learned by a friend of mine from the playing of Aly Bain.

X: 1
T: Da Full Rigged Ship
S: Clay Scott, who learned it from Aly Bain
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Amin
|:eaa egg eaa b2 a|e2 ^f g2 f eag fed|
eaa egg eaa b2 a|ege {g}edB A3 A3:||
|:efe dBG A2 B c2 A|~B3 ~B3 Bcd E3|
efe dBG A2 B c2 d|efe dBG A3 A3:||
|:~E3 ~E3 ~E3 c3|~E3 E2 D E2 F GEC|
~E3 ~E3 ~E3 c2 d|efe dBG A3 A3:||

Posted .

I suspect The Rakes of Kildare derives from this Shetland jig.

Bain & Moller Setting

This jig also appears on a recording by Aly Bain & Alle Moller called, appropriately enough, "Fully Rigged." Its the opening track on the recording , where they play it in a set with a reel called "The New Rigged Ship."

Lovely tune. Horrifying as a slide though, Will :-P

Fiddle tuning

This one, and Da New Rigged Ship are supposed to be played with the fiddle tuned A,EAe. Gives a great ringing sound, similar to a hardingfele.

This tune has set me wondering about the circumstances of its collection, since, when I look at the two versions printed here, the first and second A-sections seem rhythmically different somehow - at least to my ear. The first variant is more melodic, but the second one goes more as one would expect a dance tune to go. The first one’s A section is the right length technically - eight bars - but it seems to start *before* the second version does - it gets into its stride in the wrong place - and then finishes too soon. I shall learn the first one willy-nilly, though, as it’s the one played at my local session. :)

Maybe I’m just an Alexander Pope trying to convert Donne’s magnificent rugged rhythms into smooth iambic pentameters! :)

Aha! The tune is included in my tutor book, Traditional Scottish Fiddling by Christine Martin, page 96, where she tells us: that the ‘piece … is mostly played today as written but traditionally was played with a free rhythm imitating the motion of a ship at sea.’

Not a dance tune - that explains it then!
The second version has presumably regularised itself in line with prosaic expectations like mine…