Bancroft’s Descent jig

By Iain M. MacLeod

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Bancroft’s Descent has been added to 1 tune set.

Bancroft's Descent has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Bancroft's Descent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e|:fdd ~a2g|fag fdd|eAA ~g2f|efd eAA|dAA ~d2e|
[1 fag fgf|egf efd|eAA d2e:|2 fag faf|egf efd|eAA dcB||
|:Add ceg|fda fdd|EFG Bcd|
[1 efd cde|dAA eAg|fag fgf|egf efd|eAA dcB:|
[2 ecA GFE|DFA Bcd|cde deg|fag fgf|ecA d2e||
2
X: 2
T: Bancroft's Descent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
B|:cAA ~e2d|ced cAA|BEE ~d2c|BcA BEE|AEE ~A2B|
[1 ced cdc|Bdc BcA|BEE A2B:|2 ced cec|Bdc BcA|BEE AGF||
|:EAA GBd|cAe cAA|B,CD FGA|
[1 BcA GAB|AEE BEd|ced cdc|Bdc BcA|BEE AGF:|
[2 BGE DCB,|A,CE FGA|GAB ABd|ced cdc|BGE A2B||
3
X: 3
T: Bancroft's Descent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
f||gee ~b2a|gba gee|fBB ~a2g|fge fBB|
eBB ~e2f|gba gag|fag fge|fBB e2f||
gee ~b2a|gba gee|fBB ~a2g|fge fBB|
eBB ~e2f|gba gbg|fag fge|fBB edc||
Bee dfa|geb gee|FGA cde|fge def|
eBB dBa|gba gag|fag fge|fBB edc||
Bee dfa|geb gee|FGA cde|fdB AGF|
EGB cde|def efa|gba gag|fdB e3||
4
X: 4
T: Bancroft's Descent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e|:"D"fdd ~a2g|"D"fag fdd|"A"eAA ~g2f|"A"efd eAA|
"D"dAA ~d2e|"D"fag fgf|"G"egf efd|1 "A"eAA "D"d2e:|2 "A"eAA "D"dcB||
"D"Add "A"ceg|"D"fda fdd|"A"EFG "G"Bcd|"A"efd cde|
"D"dAA "A"cAg|"D"fag fgf|"G"egf efd|"A"eAA "D"dcB||
"D"Add "A"ceg|"D"fda fdd|"A"EFG "G"Bcd|"A"ecA "(Em)"GFE|
"D"DFA "G"Bcd|"A"cde "(G)"deg|"D"fag "G"fgf|"A"ecA "D"d3||
5
X: 5
T: Bancroft's Descent
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
f|:"E"gee ~b2a|"E"gba gee|"B"fBB ~a2g|"B"fge fBB|
"E"eBB ~e2f|"E"gba gag|"A"fag fge|1 "B"fBB "E"e2f:|2 "B"fBB "E"edc||
"E"Bee "B"dfa|"E"geb gee|"B"FGA "A"cde|"B"fge def|
"E"eBB "B"dBa|"E"gba gag|"A"fag fge|"B"fBB "E"edc||
"E"Bee "B"dfa|"E"geb gee|"B"FGA "A"cde|"B"fdB "(F#m)"AGF|
"E"EGB "A"cde|"B"def "(A)"efa|"E"gba "A"gag|"B"fdB "E"e3||

Five comments

Source

I got this recently from a Shooglenifty album. I realize the 1st and 2nd endings are unusually long but I just wanted to include as many of the melodic variations as I could that I heard them play.

Key Signature

Shooglenifty play in A Major. Could please transpose and repost

X: 1
T: Bancroft’s Descent
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K:A
B|:cAA ~e2d|ced cAA|BEE ~d2c|BcA BEE|AEE ~A2B|
[1 ced cdc| Bdc BcA| BEE A2B:|2 ced cec|Bdc BcA|BEE AGF||
|:EAA GBd|cAe cAA|B,CD FGA|
[1 BcA GAB|AEE BEd|ced cdc|Bdc BcA |BEE AGF:|
[2 BGE DCB,|A,CE FGA|GAB ABd|ced cdc|BGE A2B|]

Re: Bancroft’s Descent

On ‘A Whisky Kiss’ the tune is actually played in E. But if you take Dr. Tøm ’s setting in A and shift it over one string it’ll be fine. Well, that’s if you’re a strings player…