The Green Shades Of Gask jig

Also known as Green Shades Of Gasque, The Green Shades Of Gasque.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Green Shades Of Gask has been added to 1 tune set.

The Green Shades Of Gask has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Green Shades Of Gask
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~G3 BAB|gag f2e|dgg Bgg|aAA ABA|
~G3 BAB|gag f2e|dcB ABc|1 BGF GED:|2 BGF GBd||
~g3 gfe|aba agf|~g3 aga|bge e2f|
~g3 gfe|aba agf|g2d edc|BGF G2d|
~g3 gfe|aba agf|~g3 aga|bge e2f|
gbb egg|ded g2e|dcB ABc|BGF GED||
X: 2
T: The Green Shades Of Gask
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GAG BGB | gag f2 e | dgd BgB | aAA A2 B |
GAG BGB | gag f2 e | dcB ABc | BGG G2 :|
gag gfe | aba afd | gfg aga | bee e2 f |
[1 gag gfe | aba agf | gfe dBA | BGG G2 :|
[2 gbg ege | dBd g2 e | dcB ABc | BGG G2 |]
X: 3
T: The Green Shades Of Gask
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GAG BGB | gag (f2 e) | dgd BgB | aAA (A2 B) |
GAG BGB | gag (f2 e) | dcB Adc | BGG G2 :|
gag gfe | aba agf | gfg aga | bee (e2 f) |
[1 gag gfe | aba agf | gfe dgd | BGG G2 :|
[2 gbg ege | ded ug2 ue | dcB Adc | BGG G2 |]
X: 4
T: The Green Shades Of Gask
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GDG BGB | gag f2 e | dgd BGB | aAA A2 B/A/ |
GDG BG/A/B | gag f2 e | dcB Adc | BGF G2 :|
gag gdg | aba afd | gfg a^ga | bge e2 e/f/ |
[1 gag gfe | aba agf | gfe d[^cg]d | BGG G2 :|
[2 gbg ege | dB/c/d gfe | dcB Adc | BGF G2 |]

Four comments

The Green Shades of Gask

This Scottish jig was learnt from Iain MacDonald and Iain MacFarlane’s flute and fiddle duet playing on their album "The First Harvest." You can watch them play it on youtube, but the sound isn’t very great.

“The Green Shades Of Gasque / Gask” - a Cape Breton take on this

X: 2
T: Green Shades Of Gasque, The
T: Green Shades Of Gask, The
S: The Five MacDonald Fiddlers, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada…
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: D |\
GAG BGB | gag f2 e | dgd BgB | aAA A2 B |
GAG BGB | gag f2 e | dcB ABc | BGG G2 :|
|: e/f/ |\
gag gfe | aba afd | gfg aga | bee e2 f |
[1 gag gfe | aba agf | gfe dBA | BGG G2 :|
[2 gbg ege | dBd g2 e | dcB ABc | BGG G2 |]

“The Green Shades Of Gask” - the history bit - 1870s

X: 3
T: Green Shades of Gask, The
B: "Kerr’s Second Collection of Merry Melodies", page 35, tune #321
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
uB |\
GAG BGB | gag (f2 e) | dgd BgB | aAA (A2 B) |
GAG BGB | gag (f2 e) | dcB Adc | BGG G2 :|
|: ud |\
gag gfe | aba agf | gfg aga | bee (e2 f) |
[1 gag gfe | aba agf | gfe dgd | BGG G2 :|
[2 gbg ege | ded ug2 ue | dcB Adc | BGG G2 |]

“The Green Shades Of Gasque / Gask” - other possibilities

I’ve picked this up from several places, including Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada…

X: 4
T: Green Shades Of Gasque, The
T: Green Shades Of Gask, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: B/A/ |\
GDG BGB | gag f2 e | dgd BGB | aAA A2 B/A/ |
GDG BG/A/B | gag f2 e | dcB Adc | BGF G2 :|
|: e/f/ |\
gag gdg | aba afd | gfg a^ga | bge e2 e/f/ |
[1 gag gfe | aba agf | gfe d[^cg]d | BGG G2 :|
[2 gbg ege | dB/c/d gfe | dcB Adc | BGF G2 |]