Rig A jig

Also known as Rig-a-jig, Rig-a-jig-jig.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Rig A has been added to 1 tune set.

Rig A has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Rig A
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DED DED|B2G A2c|B2d cBA|G3 G3:|
|:B3d3|e2d B3|ABA E2F|A2F E2D|
B3d3|e2d B3|ABA E2F|(G3 G3):|
X: 2
T: Rig A
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E|DED DED|B2 G A2 B|c2 A F2 A|d2 B GFE|
DED DED|B2 G A2 B|ced cBA|G4G:|
|:A|B3 d3|e2 d B2 G|ABA E2 F|A2 G D2 z|
B3 d3|e2 d B2 G|ABA E2 F|G4G:|

Ten comments

I feel a slide coming on

Don’t know another name for it but for me this is definitely a slide and I would write it as below in 12/8
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
DED DED B2G A2c|B2d cBA G3 G3:|
|:B3d3 e2d B3|ABA E2F A2F E2D|
B3d3 e2d B3|ABA E2F G3 G3:|

I’ve not come across this before but quite like it. Thanks.

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In ‘G’

Another amendment would be to place it in the key of ‘G’

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Old Swan Band played it

This Jig is an English one and still is very popular.
It has been recorded by the old Swan Band. There is also a Version recorded by Oak (Rod and Danny Stradling, Peta Webb, Tony Engle) from the Beginning of the 70s

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It’s definitely called Rig a Jig!

harpalaska - the bands in my area have been playing this tune for years. It’s a favourite of melodon players.

Hetty - I’m amazed that you’ve never come across it before. I thnk that you’re right though about it normally being played in “G”.


X:1 - I suggest that this transcription is flawed, and it’s also in the wrong key.

X:2 - (This transcription is incomplete).

X:3 - This is how the tune is normally played. It’s not a slide, but an English single jig. And it’s in G-Major, not D-Major.


Though I learned it mainly from another youtube link that I have bookmarked 😉


Oops, filing system error, I clicked the bookmark and it was another tune that got, indirectly, from Mix.