Big John’s Hard jig

Also known as Big John’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Big John’s Hard has been added to 1 tune set.

Big John's Hard has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Big John's Hard
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
E |:DEG GAB |ded dBG |B2A AGA |BGG G2 A |
B2A ABd |ede ged |B2A AGA |BGG GFE :|
DEG GAB |ded dBG |(3Bdef g2e |faf g2e |
def g2e |fga bge |ebb eaa |g3 ged |
eAA ABd|ede ged|def g2e |faf g2e |
def g2e |fga bge |ebb eaa |g3 ged |
eAA ABd|ede ged|B2A AGA |BGG G2A |
B2A ABd| ede ged| B2A AGA| BGG G2||

Three comments

Sorry!

I couldn’t let this be submitted as Big John’s Hard!!

Published in Hidden Fermanagh and recorded recently by Catherine McEvoy. The unusual second part was probably associated with a set dance of some sort.

JIm

Ah, well. I tried. There always has to be one that causes a problem with name conventions. :)

Have this ready for Tuesday, James! And that goes for you too, Colm!

Jim

Name!

It was first introduced to me by Harry Bradely at the Joe Mooney Summer School…the joke that followed was..

Harry: "I heard it being called John’s Big Hard…..(deliberate pause)…..Jig before…."