The Burning Snowball jig

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Burning Snowball has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Burning Snowball has been added to 63 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Burning Snowball
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:A B/c/d e2g|ged B2A|~G3 D2e|edB edB|
ABd e2g| ged B2A|GAB g2e|dBG A3:|
|:g2e a2g|ged B2A|~G3 D2e|edB edB|
gee aee|ged B2A|GAB g2e|dBG A3:|
2
X: 2
T: The Burning Snowball
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:ABd e2g|ged B2A|G3 d2e|edB edB|
ABd e2g|ged B2A|GBd g2e|dBG A2 z:||
|:g2e a2g|ged B2A|G3 d2e|edB edB|
gee aee|ged B2A|GBd g2e|dBG Az|
g2e a2g|ged B2A|G3 d2e|edB edB|
gee aee|ged B2A|Gz3 z2g|age dBG||
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3
X: 3
T: The Burning Snowball
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:ABd e2g|ged B2A|GGG d2e|edB edB|
ABd e2g|ged B2A|GBd g2e|1dBG A2 A1:|2dBG A2d||
|:gge a2g|ged B2A|GGG d2e|edB edB|
gee aee|ged B2A|GBd g2e|1dBGA2 d1:|2dBGA2 A||

Four comments

This tune is a composition of John Carty’s, which I learned from the playing of Kevin Crawford. Apparently, Carty’s green car was an object of ridicule for his students, who christened it "the Snot." So he sold it and got a white car- which you’d think would be less prone to crude teasing. Well, it soon became "the Snowball." Unfortunately, this car of the more dignified name overheated and went up in flames in a day of slow traffic.

Sorry, I meant John McCarthy!! I don’t know why those two get mixed up in my head- I’ll always make a fool of myself until I figure out how to organize my brain.

Another version

X: 1
T: Burning Snowball, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amin
|:ABd e2g|ged B2A|G3 d2e|edB edB|
ABd e2g|ged B2A|GBd g2e|dBG A2 z:||
|:g2e a2g|ged B2A|G3 d2e|edB edB|
gee aee|ged B2A|GBd g2e|dBG Az|
g2e a2g|ged B2A|G3 d2e|edB edB|
gee aee|ged B2A|Gz3 z2g|age dBG||

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